Why do we (some of us) watch sports?

I've been wondering why I continue to watch basketball. I gave up playing in a thirty-five and older league years ago, when I could no longer jump. My NBA team, the Lakers, has long since been knocked out of the play-offs. Lefty friends deride the idea of enjoying competition and hierarchy, and there is bothContinue reading “Why do we (some of us) watch sports?”

Past and future wars, by Donald Hall

Donald Hall has a new book out, which is always an occasion for celebration around these parts. Here's a sample poem from Poetry Daily, in which in his characteristically light, quick way, Hall brings together his future (in the past) and his past (in his present-day memory):  The Bone Ring The summer when I sawContinue reading “Past and future wars, by Donald Hall”