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tumblr sunday on monday: picture and caption

I like this picture.  I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!)  I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right.  … Continue reading

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a last look at the world cup notebook

Taking one last tour through the eleven (!) pages of letter sized legal pad (not a real notebook, sorry) I filled up while watching this summer’s World Cup games.  As always, it’s not about sports at all– it’s about looking … Continue reading

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world cup finals notes

Generally speaking, I tend to forget about the World Cup pretty much immediately once it’s over.  Then it comes as a big surprise to me four years later when the compelling narrative of this classic tournament seems to start up … Continue reading

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world cup semifinals notes

The semifinals in this World Cup pretty much reflected what most American sports fans know and think about the Beautiful Game.  They know it is gritty yet slow paced, with a lot of action and not a lot of scoring, … Continue reading

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world cup quarterfinal notes

The quarterfinals are over–and there were no major surprises, I guess. I know three of the four pre-tournament favorites are in– everyone but Spain– and there is a nice mix of two European and two South American sides in the … Continue reading

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the fourth of july

Here’s hoping all of you are having a safe and happy fourth of July, whether or not it is a holiday where you happen to live. Here, we’re wearing silly hats and waving the flag.  Or washing dishes and watching … Continue reading

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world cup knockout follow up

In Tuesday’s post concerning the results of the World Cup knockout round (sorry– “round of 16″ sounds too boring), I mentioned a reason one might, if one’s favorite side had been knocked out, decide to follow Belgium as the tournament … Continue reading

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concerning the card catalog

Who here remembers library card catalogs?  More important, who here remembers them with love?  There was something about the card catalog of a university library or a large public library– the room sized ones with dozens of cabinets and hundreds … Continue reading

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world cup knockout notes

The knockout round is over, down in Brazil, and we have a couple no-futbol days before play resumes on Friday with the quarterfinals.  I am not best pleased by the results.  One reason is obvious: we’ve lost what I feel … Continue reading

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world cup bonus: fashion, design and sarcasm

Regular reader Wolfie is tirelessly patient as he reteaches me the rules of soccer (excuse me,”association football”) every four years so we can watch the World Cup together.  He also sends me cool links. So, for those of you more … Continue reading

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