Monthly Archives: January 2014

To the Lighthouse

But what after all is one night? A short space, especially when the darkness dims so soon, and so soon a bird sings, a cock crows, or a faint green quickens, like a turning leaf, in the hollow of the … Continue reading

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A Little Thing

I was utterly flattered to be counted among the inspirations for this wonderful, wonderful post from Chris Smith (@chrisps01) on his blog, Declaration Game. Over the last week or so, I have gone back more than a dozen times to … Continue reading

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Throwback

There is something really special about barebones Internet/TV coverage of a cricket match. Just one or two cameras, no on screen overlays and sparse commentary. Whenever I watch one I feel like I have stepped back in time to an … Continue reading

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Working for the Few

The executive summary from the latest Oxfam Briefing Paper, dated 20 January, 2014 and entitled ‘Working for the Few’ (emphasis mine): Economic inequality is rapidly increasing in the majority of countries. The wealth of the world is divided in two: almost … Continue reading

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Twitter Strike Rate: Stadiums

Context. * One of my favorite Twitter accounts is the official account of Lord’s Cricket Ground: @homeofcricket. Sure they do their fair share of ticket and event pimping, but they also tweet out pictures of the ground covered in snow … Continue reading

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This isn’t our game; it never was…

It has taken me a couple days of reflection on the news out of the ICC earlier this week in order to form a semblance of an opinion. I have always been an optimist when it comes to Test cricket’s … Continue reading

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The Highway is Alive Tonight

I live about 500 feet from Highway 36, a major freeway that runs between Northeast Minneapolis and the Eastside of St. Paul. It is an elevated road, and looks down over my neighborhood. In the winter when the trees are … Continue reading

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