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Five Random Thoughts

Five Random Thoughts

Quickies about two limited series I’m really enjoying on Hulu and Apple TV+, schools closing because of Monday Night Football, and do you want ketchup with that nostril?

Was That Wrong?

Was That Wrong?

This Riverfront Times story about inappropriate activity in a St. Louis County building will make you think of a classic Seinfeld plot line.

Prime Football

Prime Football

Some observations from watching Prime Video’s streaming coverage of the Chiefs-Chargers last night, including why anyone would choose to listen to five guys in a man cave discussing the game instead of the great Al Michaels.

A Rough Ride

A Rough Ride

In every city where I’ve been a resident or visitor, one of the locals has told me, “No one here knows how to drive.” It’s usually not true — especially in Lisbon. Here’s why.

Mmm, Spanish Food

Mmm, Spanish Food

Our recent trip to Spain meant trying all sorts of delicious new foods, from Iberian ham to a different kind of grilled cheese. Oh yeah, we also learned a secret about paella and couldn’t stop eating a sweet treat.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Watching “Hard Knocks” on HBO Max, it’s weird to see the head coach hugging players he has just cut. I was fired several times in my career, and no GM or PD ever hugged me – and I didn’t want them to, either!

More Iberian Adventures

More Iberian Adventures

More stories from our vacation in Spain and Portugal, including walking tours, art museums, the amazing efficiency of Global Entry, and a revelation about Twitter.

Iberian Adventure

Iberian Adventure

Here are some stories from our recent 10-day trip to three European cities we’d never visited before: Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

In memory of Bernard Shaw, debate moderators must ask anti-choice candidates an update of his Kitty Dukakis question: “If your teenage daughter were raped and became pregnant, would you want her to have access to a safe abortion in your state?”

Why I’m Not Writing A Book

Why I’m Not Writing A Book

I have been asked many times over my radio career — and even more since I retired — when I would write a book about my experiences. Here’s why I haven’t, and won’t.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

The death of Mikhail Gorbachev last week had me remembering when, in the last months of the USSR, I broadcast my radio show from Moscow back to the US — and the time DC locals were surprised to find themselves shaking his hand.

Review: “McEnroe”

Review: “McEnroe”

My review of a new documentary about John McEnroe, from his years as a wooden racket-wielding bad boy of the tennis court to his current position as one of the most respected analysts in sports television.

The Real Dog Day Afternoon

The Real Dog Day Afternoon

Yesterday, I put “Dog Day Afternoon” at the top of my list of the greatest bank heist movies ever. To mark the 50th anniversary of the event it was based on, Daniel Edward Rosen has written a terrific piece with amazing details about the actual robbery.

Find This

Find This

At the gym, I started to put my earbuds in before realizing I didn’t have my phone. I worked up a sweat without it, but when I returned home and couldn’t find it, Apple’s FindMy feature was no help. Here’s the story.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

I’ll never forget that very odd episode of “I Dream Of Jeannie” in which Larry Hagman petitioned the court to force Barbara Eden to call him “Special Master.”