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"'Round Midnight" – Jazz on Nylon #9 (a & b)
A happy Sunday, friends. We’re back at you with another installment in the Jazz on Nylon series. Great song for a hot summer evening or night—so great in fact, that I’m posting two versions for your listening pleasure. Thelonious Monk’s composition “’ Round...
A happy Sunday, friends. We’re back at you with another installment in the Jazz on Nylon series. Great song for a hot summer evening or night—so great in fact, that I’m posting two versions for your listening pleasure. Thelon...
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This story about French shortstop Melissa Mayeux was originally reported in June, but it continues to make me happy, especially thinking about all the great women athletes on the Underhanded Compliments softball team.
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It Was the Shirt All Along – 6/24 vs. The Performance Enhancers
Emily H: player of the game, with magic jersey All during the spring & the first couple of games in the summer league, we were convinced that Bryce was flat out destroying the ball because of his extensive baseball background & all-around athleticism. But o...
Emily H: player of the game, with magic jersey All during the spring & the first couple of games in the summer league, we were convinced that Bryce was flat out destroying the ball because of his extensive baseball background...
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Almost… Semi-Finals vs. The Syndicate 5/31
Still smiling after the game! Front row: Cameron, Lauren, Triffid, Hayden; Second row: Kristina, Emily K, Nicole, John, Zeb, Bryce, Emily H; Third row: Gustav, hiding behind Emily K (though you can see his shoulder); Mark, Tyler, Colin, Jessica The final da...
Still smiling after the game! Front row: Cameron, Lauren, Triffid, Hayden; Second row: Kristina, Emily K, Nicole, John, Zeb, Bryce, Emily H; Third row: Gustav, hiding behind Emily K (though you can see his shoulder); Mark, Ty...
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Playoffs Begin! 5/17 vs. Huevos Grandes
Underhanded Compliments take the field at Unthank Park Sunday May 17th was one of the most beautiful days of the Portland spring—& this has been a season replete with beautiful days; not a single rainout in the Underdog Spring League, at least for the Under...
Underhanded Compliments take the field at Unthank Park Sunday May 17th was one of the most beautiful days of the Portland spring—& this has been a season replete with beautiful days; not a single rainout in the Underdog Sprin...
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A Tale of Two Games: 4/26 vs Pitches Be Crazy & 5/3 vs All My Subs
Lauren in her first at bat back with the team - a line drive base hit & Player of the Game! Lauren is already 4 for 6 after two games. I’ve fallen behind on game recaps, so today’s post is a “twofer”; & these two games are a study in contrasts in many ways....
Lauren in her first at bat back with the team - a line drive base hit & Player of the Game! Lauren is already 4 for 6 after two games. I’ve fallen behind on game recaps, so today’s post is a “twofer”; & these two games are a ...
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Everything that Rises Must Converge – 6/29 vs. Energy 350
Matt in center, Steven at short, Emily K at third - all played a great game on defense   The Underhanded Compliments went into last week’s game in a virtual tie for first with Energy 350. Both teams had four wins & no losses; the only thing separating us wa...
Matt in center, Steven at short, Emily K at third - all played a great game on defense  The Underhanded Compliments went into last week’s game in a virtual tie for first with Energy 350. Both teams had four wins & no losses; ...
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That Summer Feeling (revisited)
Hello, friends! Hope you all are enjoying your summer at least as much as I have been. From time to time a good friend sends me an email that begins with words to this effect: “As much as I enjoy your last blog post, it has been up for a really long time.” ...
Hello, friends! Hope you all are enjoying your summer at least as much as I have been. From time to time a good friend sends me an email that begins with words to this effect: “As much as I enjoy your last blog post, it has b...
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Two-Game Special: 6/10 vs. PC Load Letters & 6/15 vs. Indy Team #6
Matt in action against PC Load Letters - also a High softball season is upon us! Not only are the Underhanded Compliments playing every week in the Irving Park Summer League, we’re also involved in big pick-up games & are looking forward to fielding a squad...
Matt in action against PC Load Letters - also a High softball season is upon us! Not only are the Underhanded Compliments playing every week in the Irving Park Summer League, we’re also involved in big pick-up games & are lo...
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"may bouquet in daylight moonlight"
may bouquet in daylight moonlight for Sheila afternoon half moon eastward, sky’s acrylic cerulean without a hint of brushstroke or cumulus, solid & infinite above the bus stop— for all their extravagance, rhododendrons droop spent: crimson, lavender, bridal...
may bouquet in daylight moonlight for Sheila afternoon half moon eastward, sky’s acrylic cerulean without a hint of brushstroke or cumulus, solid & infinite above the bus stop— for all their extravagance, rhododendrons droop ...
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"Postman Cheval"
Postman Cheval We the birds you always charm from atop these belvederes And who each night form no more than one blossoming branch from your shoulders to the arms of your beloved wheel-barrow Which we uproot from your wrists more sharply than sparks We are ...
Postman Cheval We the birds you always charm from atop these belvederes And who each night form no more than one blossoming branch from your shoulders to the arms of your beloved wheel-barrow Which we uproot from your wrists ...
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Spring Game 5 April 19 vs The Syndicate
Bryce continues his domination of the Irving Park Spring League! An ideal April day—sunshine that looks ahead to May & June, & high blue skies. On the hillside overlooking the field, a group of people sitting on a picnic blanket playing ukulele. They are wa...
Bryce continues his domination of the Irving Park Spring League! An ideal April day—sunshine that looks ahead to May & June, & high blue skies. On the hillside overlooking the field, a group of people sitting on a picnic blan...
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  • University of Virginia
    MFA poetry, 1986
  • University of Vermont
    BA Enligh Literature, 1983