Bullock, Baseball, Limbaugh

You ever have one of those dreams that's so delicious and fun that you hate to wake up, and when you do, you think to yourself, "wow, that was GREAT! I want to finish that dream! I want to videotape that dream, so I can dream it again!"I had such a dream - just awoke from it (yeah, okay, I was sleeping in the middle of the day. My work was done, my insomnia never lets me get a good night's sleep and my husband was off on an adventure, so I took a nap! Sue me!)Anyway - this dream - I don't … [Read more...]

Timothy Dolan for NY – UPDATED

An Epistle in a Picture, (H/T)And so, at the close of the rather distant and disappointing tenure of Cardinal Edward Egan, New York finally gets an Archbishop who might be called the "worthy successor" to the Mighty John Joseph O' Connor, one Timothy Michael Dolan of MilwaukeeI love this quote, highlighted by Deacon Greg:“I was at the vespers when he was installed as bishop. And there’s a part where the bishop knocks on the door. Most do it timidly. Tap, tap. Not him — ‘Bang! Bang!’ It echo … [Read more...]

Remember the Panhandle!

In 2000, the press declared the Florida polling places closed an hour before the precincts in the Panhandle - which runs at Central, not Eastern time - had closed.Thanks to that error - made over, and over, by every news outlet (hard to believe none of them understood about the panhandle, but seems they did not) - thousands of people, thinking the polls closed, may not have voted. Had they voted, the margin of victory in Florida might not have been so slim (and yes, it was a victory for Bush, … [Read more...]

Fallout from Retreat & Other Stuff

It has been a very interesting week since the online retreat; I'm still dwelling desert-side, but I've managed a peek at Drudge and a perusal of Instapundit.com. My interest in the political is still way diminished, but not totally lost.I sense within myself not so much a broad change of perspective but rather the installation of a new window, to let in a bit more fresh air, so to speak. Whether that will blow me to pieces or simply refresh is anyone's guess.Strangest post-retreat … [Read more...]

Palate Cleanser

Abbot and Costello's classic: … [Read more...]

George Willing America Right

I teased you about it last week, because I was just enjoying the book so much, but now my formal review is up at Inside Catholic.Excerpted: His baseball columns leave the idea running about one's head that perhaps "the game" -- inclusive, singular, and daily renewed by inches -- is a perfect metaphor for America itself.Will does not use his pen like a Louisville Slugger, pounding those thoughts into the reader's head; he merely guides the reader's reason with the understated elegance of … [Read more...]

The Heart and Soul of Baseball

Thank reader Brendan for this one:Sister Edwin moves from room to room, singing show tunes. She laughs the laugh of a right jolly old elf. She jingles her rosary beads the way a maintenance man jingles a ring of keys. She perspires at the lip and brow, hustling from patient to patient. "Is your sister back from Florida?" she calls to one. "How are you feeling? Did you watch the Braves game last night?" she asks, rubbing the toes of another. "Nice and easy, take it slow," she says, cupping … [Read more...]

Amusing videos for Saturday

H/T Piano Girl, who had us howling with The Perfect Fifth (stay with it):H/T Ace another example of the singularity of baseball.Jockeying for advantage, first the batter switches his hand, then the pitcher switches his, then the batter switches back, then the pitcher switches back... until the umpire has had enough and demands both use their right hand.The second video here gives you the whole play-by-play: … [Read more...]

Questions in the blogosphere

I'm kinda pooped from all the Benedict blogging of late. Meanwhile, a quick lookaround:From the Dept. of Silly Quesitons:Q: Did Laura Bush wear white to host the pope at the White House because she believes she is a monarch's wife or because she is signaling an assent to the rampant rumors that President Bush will become a Catholic when he leaves office?A: Cueing the Twilight Zone music, I'm going to hazard a guess: Mrs. Bush and Jenna Bush both wore black skirts to meet Benedict … [Read more...]

Best little-league game ever!

Improv Everywhere turns a little league baseball game into a big-league event with jumbotron and Goodyear Blimp to boot! You'll want to read it all.Very cool cats, those IE guys - and never mean-spirited. … [Read more...]