Monthly Archives: May 2013

San Francisco Giants First Trimester Review

In Moneyball, Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane explained to writer Michael Lewis that he breaks a season into thirds when he’s constructing his team. The first third is for figuring out what you have; the second third, leading up the … Continue reading

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On Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison

I think it’s safe to say that when most people think of The Doors, the image that comes to mind is the wild-haired, deep-voiced Jim Morrison, the lewdly provocative Lizard King. Morrison, no matter what you think of The Doors’ … Continue reading

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Why Do People Like Silver Linings Playbook So Much?

Because I almost never go to the movies anymore (for reasons I’ll discuss another time), I almost never see movies in the theater anymore. As I result, I don’t usually see a film until months after it has been released, … Continue reading

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On the Dubs’ Playoff Run and What Happens Next

Now that the Golden State Warriors thrilling playoff run has come to an end at the hands of killers of all things fun, the San Antonio Spurs, I thought I’d take a little time to look at what went wrong … Continue reading

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Desert Island Album #4: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

The album cover: An old-time sort of drawing of a faceless girl waving goodbye to a boy. Behind them is the sea, in which we see several other children either swimming or drowning, depending on your interpretation. The cover was … Continue reading

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On Giving Public Readings

I’ve been doing this writing thing long enough that I’ve had a few occasions to read my work in public. It’s a daunting experience, and I thought I’d talk a bit about what it means to me to read my … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Oreo

The other day I was in my office building elevator with two young women who were eating single-serving packages of Oreo cookies. One of them said, “the best Oreo is a free Oreo.” Now, I don’t know where they got … Continue reading

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