Monthly Archives: January 2017

Resolution

A while back, I decided that I no longer want to refer to the United States president-elect by name. This is for three reasons: So that I don’t have to think as much about him or what he might do … Continue reading

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Smug pilots

This New Yorker cartoon has made the rounds lately, and I think it hits the nail on the head.

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2016 Blue Jays: Jose Bautista

His injuries in 2016 not only cost him part of the season: they forced him to give up his role as Alpha Dog in the Blue Jays’ lineup. For a while, we almost forgot about him entirely. Obviously, he picked … Continue reading

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2016 Blue Jays: Justin Smoak

My mental image of Justin Smoak is of him striking out on a breaking pitch that dropped out of the strike zone. He seemed to do this over and over again. It got to the point where, if he got … Continue reading

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Santa Claus moments

When I was growing up, I don’t think I ever believed in Santa Claus. This might have been because my parents were less inclined to indulge in make-believe than some, but I think it was mostly because the house that … Continue reading

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2016 Blue Jays: Edwin Encarnacion

The Encarnacion situation seems like one of those logical problems discussed in an introductory philosophy class: a situation, like the Prisoner’s Dilemma or the Tragedy of the Commons, in which individuals acting in their best interest wind up not getting … Continue reading

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Politics as dentistry

It occurred to me recently that the current political situation feels like waiting for an appointment to get a whole lot of dental work done. It’s going to be painful and expensive, you’re going to have no control over what … Continue reading

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