Happy Birthday, Joan Jett

September 22, 2016

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A Blessed Autumnal Equinox to All

September 22, 2016

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“Never Forget”

September 10, 2016

Around the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks, we start seeing images in social and traditional media of the World Trade Center ablaze, or a New York skyline, or a flag, or an eagle, with the words “Never Forget!” superimposed.

Here’s what I’ll “never forget.”

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September 10th, 1974: Lou Brock Swipes No. 105

September 10, 2016

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On September 10th, 1974, Cardinal left fielder Lou Brock re-set baseball’s record book. In a game against the Phils in St. Louis, Lou Brock, then 35 – ancient in major league baseball terms – stole two bases to pass Maury Wills for the single-season record, which had been 104. Brock would finish the season with 118 stolen bases in 151 attempts. He also batted .304, collected 194 hits, and scored 105 runs that year.

Two months earlier, Brock’s Hall-of-Fame teammate, Bob Gibson, got his 3,000th strikeout to become only the second pitcher (Walter Johnson was the first) to reach that mark.

1974 wasn’t much of a season for the team, but those were two pretty great individual performances.

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Talkin’ Union

September 5, 2016

It’s Labor Day, and don’t ever forget what it took to get here, and how easily it can all be taken away.

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August 28, 1963

August 28, 2016

The most famous part of this speech, the soaring climax, was improvised.

We could use a man like Dr. King right now.

Peace.

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Lest We Ever Forget . . .

August 23, 2016

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