We love the format in sports: the one and done tournament. In the playoff format we love nothing better than the deciding game. (Seventh game of the World Series anyone?) Why would we ask anything less for democracy?
Tag Archives: Gerald Ford
I Can’t Forget; But I Can Learn
Most days are relatively uneventful; some are totally so. Then there are a few that will stick with you for the rest of your life. I’m a baby boomer and therefore wasn’t around on Sunday, December 7, 1941. However, I was on Friday, November 22, 1963 and Tuesday, September 11, 2001 along with Wednesday, January 6, 2021. I will never forget any of them.
My Lifetime Of Presdients
Today is Presidents’ Day. One of America’s minor national holidays. Most people in education, finance and government have the day off; for the rest it is a regular work day. I’m old enough to remember when we had a day off for both Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays but along the way they got consolidated and now we supposedly honors all 45 men (Grover Cleveland was counted twice in the presidential numbering “system”) who have occupied the office of the Presidency. Enough (and incomplete) history.
Fifth And In (The Pokey)
To me this is basically a case of history repeating itself; or at least I hope that is what is happening.
Strike Two On The Way
Q: Add two books, some American history, a baseball reference and what do you get? A: A warning. Come along for a lesson. Continue reading Strike Two On The Way