I will never, ever forget what it felt like to watch him throw his 20 strikeout game, even from the TV in my house instead of the Wrigley cheap seats. Watching him pitch was a dream that I was able to fulfill in 2009.
Johnny Cash - God’s Gonna Cut You Down
This voice is one which has been worn down to a deep, broken rumble of what it once was. Yet, there is something in it that bears more power than anything his younger self ever achieved. There is weight in this voice, a lifetime that has been boiled down to contemplation.
Cash over Dylan any day of the week.
“For the last 500 years, the locals of Nongriat in Meghalaya, India have grown several hundred bridges across the region’s numerous water channels, using just the roots of local ribber trees. Some of the bridges extend over 100 feet in length and are strong enough to support more than 50 people at a time.”
Win or lose, I still love my Twins and Target Field.
“I understood about one word in every four of Moneyball, and it’s still the best and most engrossing sports book I’ve read in years. If you know anything about baseball, you will enjoy it four times as much as I did, which means that you might explode.”
—From The Polysyllabic Spree (Believer Books, 2004) - via wwnorton