Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bolt

I fell asleep while listening to “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.”  When I awoke in the middle of the night, I listened to the radio and discussion of the greatest sports coach of all time.  According to Sporting … Continue reading

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Dead Man Walking

Sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night, I’m afraid of going back to sleep because I’m afraid I’ll never wake up again.  That’s what happened on Tuesday night.  I left the radio on and heard the … Continue reading

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The Big Heat

I watched “The Big Heat” early in the morning yesterday.  It was one of those movies that show a city full of corrupt officials, and the One Honest Cop goes on a crusade to clean everything up.  It’s like “Serpico” … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up: The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions

I went out to work and felt that I was rotting away during these dog days.  I got an e-mail mentioning the trolley cars in San Francisco, making me think of “The Trolley Song” from “Meet Me in St. Louis.”  … Continue reading

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Jumbo

I slept horribly on Saturday night.  When I turned on the TV to CBS Sunday Morning, I discovered it was the Animal Issue, and I noticed that the segment on Bob Barker was a repeat.  They also showed a profile … Continue reading

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Gigi

I watched the end of a show called “Gladiators 2000” yesterday morning.  It was a game show that combined questions with physical tasks for the kids.  I wondered how those Gladiators felt standing around looking ridiculous and participating in a … Continue reading

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Låt den rätte komma in

I went to work and found myself trying to fix a paper jam in a printer.  I had to set it aside after a while.  What was I supposed to do, spend two hours trying to take it apart?  I … Continue reading

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The Main Event

As I lay in bed on Wednesday night, I found myself sweating profusely.  I stayed still, though, trying to get some rest after all the sleep I’d missed the previous couple of nights from being sick.  When I finally awoke … Continue reading

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

I awoke yesterday morning feeling my sickness fading, although my throat was hoarse and my sides were sore.  I had to get to work.  I took the bus.  I had a conversation with one of the guys at work about … Continue reading

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A Night to Remember

After coming home from that wild and crazy baseball game on Monday night, I found it difficult to fall asleep.  I coughed rather badly.  I kept the radio on, and they kept saying what a terrible call the umpire made … Continue reading

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