Category Archives: Sports

There’s No Crying in Baseball

Electric Dreams – Beth had wanted to watch this pretty much just because of the connection to Giorgio Moroder, who wrote the music. He’s known for his work with synthesizers, and was highly influential in the development of disco and … Continue reading

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Dying for a Good Harvest

Beth and I recently watched two movies that we’d sort of associated with Thanksgiving, even though neither of them actually mentioned it or took place then. There are SPOILERS for both. Little Giants – I’d seen this when I was … Continue reading

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Has Boxing Been Good to You?

Three movie reviews this time, with SPOILERS for all of them. Compliance – This is a movie recommended by Beth’s cousin Dorothea, and it’s very difficult to watch, but not because it’s badly made. A guy calls a busy fast … Continue reading

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Skating Around the Truth

Here are some thoughts on the two movies I’ve seen most recently. SPOILERS for both films discussed! Session 9 – Largely filmed at the defunct Danvers State Mental Hospital in Massachusetts, it focuses on an asbestos abatement team trying to … Continue reading

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Never Enough Oz

Lost Lands of Oz: The Rain King Is Missing, by Dr. Janet Kelly – This book is intended to teach values to kids, and as an adult reading for fun, I can’t say how successful it is in that respect. … Continue reading

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Any Sport in a Storm

Does it give me some kind of nerd credit that I watched Star Trek IV instead of the Superbowl? Actually, I’m not sure nerd credit is something I really want, since it’s become obvious in recent years just how petty … Continue reading

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Gaming the System

I already wrote a post about sports and games in the Oz series, but I had a few more ideas along those lines that I thought I could develop somewhat. Characters in the books are frequently seen playing games, and … Continue reading

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Stations of the Flag

I don’t follow sports, so I doubt I ever would have heard of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated during the national anthem before a football game if it hadn’t been all over the news. But I did see a … Continue reading

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The Few, the Proud, the Geeky

This post on Tumblr about geekiness and gender roles has some good points, although I’m not sure I agree with all of it. I sometimes get confused by geeky people who marginalize others, with my reasoning being that they’ve generally … Continue reading

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It’s an Odd Boy Who Doesn’t Like Sport

It’s stories like this that make me despise sport culture. Not necessarily sports per se, as I don’t enjoy them, but there’s nothing inherently wrong with them. Rather, it’s the culture that is willing to excuse anything for the sake … Continue reading

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