This and that and border ruffians


Apparently ever since the little guy wore his Fredbird onesie the other day the Cardinals have been on a hitting streak.

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Coincidence? “If we could figure out what that key is, we’d never put the key away,” manager Mike Matheny said. “We’re fortunate to be riding it as long as we are, and there’s no reason to stop now.” (PD, 8/9/17)

Well, keep that onesie handy, Little Boy! The Cards are in second place!

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Onesie or RallyCat? You decide.

In memory of Glen Campbell, we thought we’d treat you to this montage of his variety show from the late sixties/early seventies. Remember The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour? Steve Martin was one of the writers and the Smothers Brothers were frequent guests. It was pretty darn hip. I was a big fan.

I was in the eighth grade and I had a major crush (okay, minor crush) on Glen’s banjo player Larry McNeely, who was very shy and so cute.

He never spoke, but, boy, could he play!

Daughter #1 is now back in flyover country. She bid farewell to NYC yesterday and had drinks at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel on Tuesday night.

Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 2.09.41 PM.pngPerfect. You gotta love those Madeline murals, right?

Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 2.12.41 PM.pngBy the way, on this day in 1821 President James Monroe issued a proclamation which concluded with the words: “The admission of the said State of Missouri into this Union is declared to be complete.” Behind that declaration lay years of struggle and a series of complicated maneuvers designed to maintain the delicate balance of power between the free states and those which permitted slavery.

In case you were wondering, the state is named for the Missouri River, which was named after the indigenous Missouri Indians. They were called the ouemessourita (wimihsoorita), meaning “those who have dugout canoes”.


Thomas Hart Benton, of course

So have a happy and productive Thursday! The weekend is almost here!