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

Tom Petty & My Favorite Songs About Writing

All three of those songs are on an ugly yellow and purple cassette somewhere in my garage, collected with everything else I taped directly from the radio, all of the songs without their opening chords because of the delay in moving from recognition to the dual click of play and record, the lunge across my bed or away from the Super Nintendo controller. … More Tom Petty & My Favorite Songs About Writing

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