Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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Me and Tex was a'sittin' round the camp fire's dyin' embers last night. Suddenly we heard some really scary sounds coming out of the darkness: low growls, jaws being licked in anticipation of a juicy meal, and in the gloom, menacing red eyes blazing, moving slowly in and out of range.

"They're coming closer, Tex".

"I know, April Darlin'. Are you sure we got enough ammunition to hold 'em off?"

"God, I think so. I HOPE so."

"Courage, woman. Hang on to your bloomers and keep the shotgun close to your sweet thighs. It's probably going to get very nasty."

August 14, 2007: The Boston Red Sox are a mere four (4) games ahead of the dastardly New York Yankees in the American League Eastern Division.

RIP: Yankees famed short stop and broacaster Phil Rizzuto, today at age 89.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A Good Book Is Hard To Find

I'm off for a few days until next Monday, but I've posted a good many items I hope will interest you. Meanwhle, I want to recommend a book given to me on my birthday by Bill Charlap. "Easy To Remember, The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs" by William Zinsser, David R. Gordine, Publisher. It's a delightful book filled with insight and humor and for me, it's the perfect summer read. Thanks Bill. And thank you Mr. Zinsser.

Until next time, I hope everyone is enjoying an especially fine summer. It's been nothing short of stupendous here in Southern New England, and the Red Sox are today seven games ahead of the Yankees after we lost last night to the Orioles, and the Yankees thrashed the poor Chicago White Sox 16-3. Baseball scores this season more closely resemble football tallies.