bon anniversaire

I turned 36 this past weekend, which was also Major League Baseball’s opening weekend. It’s an auspicious beginning, I’m telling myself: my new year coinciding with the literal start of my favorite season. The beginning of the month presented the first anniversary of Short Relief at¬†Baseball Prospectus. For something like 55 weeks now,¬† I’ve written … More bon anniversaire

september again

It’s September again and rather on its way to October. The farmstand near campus has had a cart of mums out since the first week of classes, when it was still August, when the weather turned an autumnal chill strangely early. Those August mums sported tight, closed buds, and now the cart riots lavender and … More september again

bookish

I am cagey, wary about books, collecting them in great heaps and circling them, until something snaps, until I feel I must dive in and devour them all. At once. … More bookish