Sneaking Suspicions
Archives--March 1-31, 2008

This page includes posts from March 1-31, 2008 in the usual reverse order.

Each posting on the home page is perma-linked to these archive pages.

March 31, 2008
Feats are just fine with me

Tim Conlon, a good buddy of mine, has a longstanding radio show at the University of Virginia.

For tomorrow's segment, he's running a special two-hour set of live recordings of Little Feat, one of my favorite bands, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT.

To hear the show on the web, go to the WTJU website and click on option #3 under Windows Media.

Should be a lot of fun.

March 31, 2008
Adventures in Card Culture

Last Wednesday my wife and I traveled to Philadelphia to see the Baseball As America exhibit at the National Constitution Center.

We highly recommend it.

Most of the exhibit items, and there are hundreds if not thousands, are from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

My personal favorite was a small container of highly valuable trading cards. The label for this container says simply, "Box of Trading Cards Thrown Out by Your Mother."

Grins all around.

My mother was an avid baseball fan herself. She would not have thrown out the card collections of any of her four sons (my sister didn't waste her allowance on baseball stuff). She would have loved this exhibit, especially the special segments on the Phillies.

Seeing these cards brought back some nice memories. Trading cards were a major betting commodity on the parish parking lot that doubled as the lunchtime recess playground at St. John the Beloved, about 45 years ago. Some of the kids were remarkably good at flipping their cards to cover several others, leading to easy acquisitions of hotly desired cards, such as Juan Marichal or Johnny Callison.

When used with a clothes pin, the cards were also a great way to convert your bike into a motorcycle--by sound effects, if not otherwise.

The exhibit stays in Philadelphia until May 11. See what kind of memories it will trigger for you.

March 26, 2008
Been a while

I had to take a break from blogging here for a while. Sorry about that.

I had a fast-paced bit of litigation in Chancery Court that began with the original complaint filed on February 22, and concluded with a final decision from Vice Chancellor Noble, issued this week. That was, of course, in addition to the usual day-to-day stuff, so something had to give.

In the meantime, however, I kept up with my golf writing.

Here are the links for those offerings, if you'd like:

Hogan's Real Swing Secret?
March 21, 2008

Ten years ago I posted a short review of Five Lessons, Ben Hoganís classic golf instruction book, at my then-new golf web site.

The book first appeared in 1957, but remarkably remains in print even today, with millions of copies sold. More..

Cape golf team begins spring practice--in winter
March 14, 2008

Sometimes Iíll stop by to visit the Cape Henlopen High School golf team, and become a little jealous. More..

Local Clubs Seek Members for 2008 Season
March 7, 2008

The new golf season is about to begin, and Cape Region country clubs are seeking new members.

Thatís an old story line, but itís true again this year. More..

New Hacker mystery a Masterwork
February 29, 2008

Not long from now, I will receive an annual invitation I have always been unable to accept. More..

Short Subjects
February 22, 2008

This winterís surprisingly warm weather in the Cape Region has been an unexpected boost to local golf courses, even when the occasional snowstorm reminds us that itís not yet spring. More..

Blogging here will soon return to its regular semi-erratic schedule. Thanks for visiting!


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