Monday, October 29, 2007

cutboards, selling, etc.

Lucy eats more wild blueberries than she puts in the bucket. (She gets no pie.) Note also how the Mahogany twin (Sapele) resembles mature cherry in color, while the newer cherry in the smaller of the striped boards is more like curly maple, white. Photosensitive, cherry. Prices have gone modestly up.

Evangelicals and Capitalism, redux

"Faith-based" or not The Rockies are still an excellent (particularly infield) team (not least of all because The Tourists are their farm).

This article in The Nation only then a little harsh, maybe (via OGM:
The Rockies right now are a noxious reflection of a time in US history when generals speak of crusades and the President recounts his personal conversations with Yahweh. ("You're doing a heckuva job, Goddy!")

If Monfort, O'Dowd and Hurdle want to pray on their own time, more power to them. But the ballpark isn't a church. Smoltz isn't a preacher. And fans aren't a flock. Instead of using their position of commercial power to field a God Squad, the Rockies might want to think about getting some decent players. There was once this guy named Babe Ruth. Not too much for the religion, and his character was less than sterling. But I hear he could play some decent ball.