Yearly Archives: 2014

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My wife and I made something a couple of weeks ago, and her name is Simone. Our families and some friends want to see lots of pictures, but most people don’t want us to flood their Facebook feeds with baby photos (nor do we want to). So we’ve been uploading them to Flickr mostly, but [...]

What Bill Belichick has done with the Patriots’ first round draft picks

There’s a running joke that Bill Belichick likes to trade out of the first round of the NFL Draft, acquiring a larger number of late-round picks. This joke depends on his identity as something of a passionless rogue thinker. So after he used his first round draft pick last night to draft an actual football [...]

Analysis of “Gloss”

There is a short poem titled “Gloss” by David McCord, written to draw attention to English words that appear to be antonyms of words that don’t exist. It goes like this: I know a little man both ept and ert. An intro-? extro-? No, he’s just a vert. Sheveled and couth and kempt, pecunious, ane, [...]