This is from the spindle; I’m in Fall River celebrating the
ancient Slavic fertility rites.
In general, tor.com is a good place to go for literate
discussion of science fiction, although it’s a pity that they
don’t usually put out electronic editions of their books.
Last Wednesday, I posted about opening day,
and what a good baseball game it was. Unfortunately, I’ve
watched at least pieces of all the games since, and they
weren’t anything like as good:
- The Red Sox haven’t won any of them.
- Their pitching hasn’t been particularly sharp.
- They’ve been doing their usual amount of hitting, but
leaving lots of men on base.
It’s early to give up on them, but it would have been nice if they’d
continued how good they were on Tuesday.
Other signs of Spring
In the opening day
post, I wrote about all the different ways you decide it’s
really Spring. The sartorial one happened for me on Friday: I
cleaned out the pockets of my winter jacket and moved the
essential stuff to a lighter jacket and put the winter one in
the laundry. Of course a major reason the lighter jacket feels
lighter is that I put only a normal amount of change in the
pocket, instead of the amount that had accumulated all winter in
the winter jacket.