Park That Anywhere!

On a recent walk, sport and I encountered a few WWII airplanes (a Mustang and a Corsair, to be semi-precise).
Of course, it was kind of cool to see them parked next to a WWII-vintage theater, but I don't think that we are now creating chronological zoning ordinances. I mean, planes still belong at the airport, no?


Early-Mid-Life Crisis

When I played tennis in college the conditioning mark that we were supposed to meet before we started the season was running two miles in twelve minutes. I never quite hit that mark.

Well...now I'm trying to see if I can make good on what I couldn't do at 19 years of age. I'm currently able to run that pace for three minutes. Only nine more to go.



Viral Travelogue

Where the Hell is Matt Interview

Matt Harding talks about breaking free of his job as a video game designer to dance around the world.

Un-Good News

The Good News is that Ian McKellen is coming to the Guthrie in October in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear.

The Un-Good News is that as soon as sport and I found this out, all shows had long been sold out.



I Spy

Things I spotted today in the shared work refrigerator:

  • spring mix
  • acorn squash stuffed with wholegrain rice
  • mozzarella and sharp cheddar cheeses
  • grape tomatoes
  • pistachio rice salad
  • Sobe
  • hummus


Cheering for the Little Guy

If you haven't had a chance to see the movie Once, I would do so this week. The incredibly annoying hypebole of the NY Times ads aside ("Once in a lifetime movie..."), this is a full-hearted moviemaking effort worth supporting,


it makes a great bookend to The Commitments. Not only is it a treat to see how Glen Hansard has matured musically, both movies provide a vastly different backdrop in Dublin. The 1991 Dublin depicted in the Roddy Doyle adaptation has neighborhoods with children playing around burned-out cars. Buskers alternate between picking up their "dole check" and auditioning for a longshot place in a band. The 2007 Dublin shown in Once frames the hardscrabble busker searching for a reason to stay in an ultra-gentrified Dublin. The "Miraculous American" who promises to pull the feckless Irish youth into stardom is replaced by the Eastern European immigrant who prods Irish diasporic dreams.

The movie can stand on its own incredible sweetness, but it is worth a look for so many reasons.