Thoughts About The Boston Marathon Bombing

Apr 24, 2013
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It’s been more than a week since the bombings at the Boston Marathon. I’d like to share a few random thoughts on the topic. Shortly after the bombings, I saw a tweet where someone remarked that bomb sniffing dogs were seen BEFORE the blasts – noting how strange this was. Actually, it’s not unusual at […]

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Rockies Off To Hot Start

Apr 21, 2013
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My Colorado Rockies are off to a blazing hot start this year, with a 13-4 record through 17 games – 2 1/2 games ahead of defending World Champion San Francisco in the NL West.  It’s true that you can’t win a pennant in April, but it’s also true that every game you win in April […]

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Bombing at the Boston Marathon

Apr 15, 2013
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An hour after the first runners cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon, two bomb blasts rocked Boston.  At the moment, two people are reported dead and 22 are injured.  I’d expect the numbers to rise as the day goes on. The timing of the bombing was no doubt well planned.  An hour after […]

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Zack Greinke Breaks Collarbone During Brawl

Apr 14, 2013
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The playoff hopes of the Dodgers were dealt a serious blow Thursday night when Zack Greinke broke his collarbone – and injury that will keep him out two months.  With the Dodgers winning 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning and the count at 3-2, Greinke hit Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin with a pitch.  […]

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Baseball’s Opening Week

Apr 04, 2013
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After a long off-season, players finally took to the field for baseball’s opening week. Good storylines were all over the place. Yu Darvish of the Rangers had a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning. The next batter lined a single through Darvish’s legs and past shortstop Elvis Andrus for a clean base […]

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Baseball is Back

Mar 06, 2013
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There may be snow on the ground in your neck of the woods, but it’s time for baseball to begin!  Baseball is already alive and well. Spring Training Spring training began in mid-February, and games have been underway for a while now.  If you subscribe to MLB.TV, you can watch these games on various types […]

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Should Driver’s License Tests Only Be Available In English?

Jan 30, 2013
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Some states have have are making written driver’s license exams only available in English. This is clearly a method to deny licenses to illegal aliens. However, the advocates of this change often insist that this is a safety issue, and is unrelated to immigration. So let’s set aside the immigration issue and answer the basic […]

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Reactions to the Connecticut School Shooting

Dec 19, 2012
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Last Friday, a gunman killed twenty kids and six adults at an elementary school in Connecticut. From Columbine to Sandy Hook, there have been several tragic shooting at schools across the United States. Many parents wonder if they should pull their kids out of schools. Are schools a dangerous place for kids? How dangerous are […]

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Connecticut School Shooting

Dec 14, 2012
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Newtown, we grieve with you.

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Ferdinand the Turtle: Meeting Bob

Dec 11, 2012
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This story originally ran on May 8, 2009. It’s much different than most of my other stories – because nobody dies. It was a beautiful spring day, but Ferdinand the Turtle was in a grumpy mood.  The kids at school were making fun of him again.  All the other turtles had normal names such as […]

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