Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Firstborn, A Son

To quote Aron Gahagan, who was quoting Moses, who was quoting Eve...

"I have gotten a manchild with the help of the Lord!"

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Of Monkeys on Keyboards

I was first coerced into filling out a bracket for the NCAA Tournament when I was a freshman in high school. Each of the members of our baseball team--even me the third string right fielder--put in $10, and so began my practice of once yearly petty gambling. Since 1996 I have entered at least one pool a year, some years as many as three. I have never won.


By picking a 100% perfect Elite Eight, 75% correct Final Four, and 50% correct Championship Game, I have won $110 of my co-workers' money and $5 each from my brother, wife, and sister-in-law. I can now sheepishly say that my career ledger sheet is almost back in the black.