The gloves have been thrown. The dog pile has happened. The fireworks have lit up the Omaha sky. The trophy has been kissed. The foghorn has echoed down West End. Tim Corbin has hugged all his players. We now find ourselves liking every Facebook status we can, changing our profile pictures, texting our friends and former classmates, and soaking it all in.
It’s tough to express feelings about D-Day as someone who was born over 40 years after June 6, 1944. Most historians refer to it as a turning point in western civilization. When I think of D-Day, I think of images. The opening scene of Saving Private Ryan. My visit to the eerily peaceful beach in spring 2010. But I also think of words – FDR’s D-Day prayer over the radio, General Eisenhower’s speech to his men, and more. I’ve made it somewhat … →
The last winner was crowned in 1978. There was Sir Barton in 1919. Gallant Fox in 1930. Omaha in 1935. War Admiral in 1937. Whirlaway in 1941. Count Fleet in 1943. Assault in 1946. Citation in 1948. The famed Secretariat in 1973. Seattle Slew in 1977. And then Affirmed in 1978. Within 30 years, amongst the ruins of two World Wars and the Great Depression, we had 8 Triple Crown winning horses. Then, a quarter of a century passed before … →
Yesterday, at the age of 86, Maya Angelou passed away. I envy those able to attend the poetry reading in heaven last night, because this fragile world lost one of the great ones. I don’t remember a time growing up in Memphis in which I didn’t know who Maya Angelou was, reading her poems and excerpts of her work. Like many others, I read obituaries of Dr. Angelou yesterday in addition to lists of her most famous quotes as they … →
It’s Friday morning. There’s a lot going on in the world and the month of June will likely bring a few days where we’ll get the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and the end of the NBA Finals. And that’s just in the world of sports… not even including the march of Major League Baseball into the All-Star break. The summer movie season is officially getting under way as well. There’s a … →
Life has been crazy lately. We are pregnant with our first baby, sold a house, bought a house, moved, and I’ve finished law school. So there’s a lot of topics I’ve wanted to blog about, but haven’t been able to. In order to catch up, I decided to bring back the mailbag style. Some of the questions below are from real friends and readers. Some of the names have been made up so I could talk about what I wanted … →