Monthly Archives: April 2016


A couple weeks ago Radio Lab, an NPR program, featured a segment on Smead Jolley, an outfielder from the early 1930s. The program repeated a myth about Jolley—that he once made three errors on one play. There is no record … Continue reading

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The Spar Stengled Banter

My spousel-unit Bobbie (Bob) and I re-wrote the lyrics to the national anthem a few years ago. It was published in Elysian Fields Quarterly in the spring of 1999. To really appreciate it, you gotta sing it, preferably out loud. … Continue reading

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