Hank Aaron becomes baseball’s home-run King

April 8, 2014


April 8, 1974. I skipped my American Lit class (my favorite) to watch. Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated, has this remembrance, which includes a link to the video.

A great ballplayer. A great man.


April 4, 1968

April 4, 2014

Anyone who was alive then doubtless remembers where they were when they heard . . .


The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Late Night Listening with – and Happy 101st Birthday to – Muddy Waters

April 4, 2014

A great, great artist and inspiration to countless others.

With deepest respect and thanks.


Life Begins Anew; the Season Approacheth

March 29, 2014


Post-Dispatch writer Rick Hummel has an overview of the Cardinals’ roster.

His colleague, Bernie Miklasz reviews spring training.

Sports Illustrated makes its predictions.

So does Peter Gammons.

We play Monday at 4 p.m., with Wain-O looking for his 100th career victory against Cincinnati.



Center for American Progress has a Handy Guide to the Minimum Wage

March 27, 2014


Profit, Gain and Loss

March 27, 2014

Guess who gets which.

Corporate profits hit $1.68 trillion in 2013, a new record.

Meanwhile, the 1 percent are seeing very nice income growth, while the rest of us, nary a farthing.

It’s a safe bet the gap between productivity and wages continued to widen:


Hmmmmmmm . . . .


Given the Exit of Some Really Good Writers, the Post was Lucky to Land Catherine Rampell

March 26, 2014

Here’s her most recent, a really good piece puncturing the indefatigable myths (lies, actually) about Americans who have been unemployed for a long time. The lede is a gem.



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