July 2010

Ups and Downs of the week.

Red Sox – They keep blowing games they should win. Tonight, Mike Cameron, who should just bag the rest of the season and get his surgery, missed a catch in the outfield and blew two great chances at the plate to drive in runs, including a pathetic final at-bat of the game when he watched a pitch right over the center of the plate go by to strike out with bases loaded in a one run game. Sox left 13 men on base. Just pitiful.

Amendments – It’s time to do away with the practice of adding pork barrel amendments to every damn piece of legislation that comes up. Make the bill focus on one thing only. If you want money for something else, start a new bill. Think of the money we’ll save when idiotic, pork barrel expenditures are forced to stand on their own merit (or lack thereof).

Ups and Downs of the week.

Anniversary – Seven years ago today.

Red Sox – Before the All-Star Break, they found ways to win. Since the ASB, they’ve been finding ways to lose.


Ups and Downs of the week.

Red Sox Management – Enough with the AAA guys and trying to reclaim has-beens. Get some real pitching, please.

Cadillac, MI – We’ve been here several times before, but this is my first visit in the summer. The town is totally different. All decked out with flowers and very much alive with festivals and folks walking around and lots going on at the lake. The weather has been perfect, too.

Cadillac Lake

Nice day for some summer reading.


Ups and Downs of the week.

Red Sox -Despite the drubbing they gave Toronto tonight, they’re showing the effects of the SRO Disabled List. Four straight losses, including a sweep in Tampa Bay, have the Sox back in 3rd place. Still, considering that they’re playing with half a team of AAA players, they’re not doing too bad.

LeBron James – The King of Ego.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 – What a piece of programming. Soon there will be no such thing as photographic evidence because it is so easy to manipulate images. You can make whole castles disappear, or tidy up a poorly exposed shot like the cafe in Salzburg with the ugly umbrella and annoying railing.

Now you see it.

Now you don't.



This was shot from our hotel balcony in April, but it’s appropriate for today. Fireworks over the Midway. Happy Fourth.

Ups and Downs of the week.

Red Sox -The injuries continue. The Captain, Jason Varitek, is out with virtually the same injury that took out Pedroia; a broken bone in the foot as a result of a foul hit. It’s surreal how many injuries have plagued this team this year. And still they continue winning and are a half game out of first place. Amazing.

GoDaddy – So easy to set up new URLs and websites.

Facebook – I really have a love/hate relationship with it. But it is cool how it brings you into contact with old friends.