admin on April 6th, 2010

This is a letter from Newton, once again suggesting Pop write a book.  The son who won an award for poetry was Pete. Mr. Leon Sinclair                                          August 4th, 1962 Box 473 Norfolk, Connecticut Dear Mr. Sinclair Thanks so much for your letter about what you seem to consider the improbability of your writing a book. […]

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admin on April 4th, 2010

I admittedly don’t know who owns this house on Maple Avenue now, but growing up and into young adulthood it belonged to the Fairmans, who had kids my age.  I had two memorable holiday experiences there.  They held Christmas Eve parties.  One year the forecasters were practically guaranteeing we would not have a white Christmas, […]

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admin on April 3rd, 2010

In addition to complaining about UConn women dominance (as commented on in the previous post), some columnists and bloggers bemoan that women’s basketball is not as pleasing to watch as men’s basketball because of the difference in athleticism.  This complaint is perhaps more honest than the one about dominance, but nevertheless thrives on two faulty […]

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admin on April 2nd, 2010

I am a fan of both UConn women basketball and empirical logic.  When the two collide that attracts my interest and, in this case, commentary.  Posing the question “Are the UConn Huskies bad for women basketball?” has been a hot media topic in response to a record-setting win streak spanning two seasons, with record-setting margins […]

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admin on April 1st, 2010

Last year I commented that there are contestants who have broad support and some that have niche support.  The people with niche support, most typically the teeny-bopper niche, survive in the early rounds regardless of performance and makes the early rounds hard to predict.  The most famous example of this was Sanjaya (though I don’t […]

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