And to Think That They Did It All Without Steroids

As Kirsten and I were meandering our way to Baltimore last week, we passed through York, Pennsylvania. A few miles outside of town we spotted the very enticing York Barbell complex, which includes the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame. This clearly merited further study, so we stopped in for a visit.

The dude sculpted . . . → Read More: And to Think That They Did It All Without Steroids

In Which We Learn That the Yankees Are Actually a Bunch of Penny-Pinchers Who Wear All Sorts of Unauthorized Headgear

Two interesting moments during last night’s Yanks/Braves game in Atlanta. One of them came during the top of the 9th, when Mariano Rivera got a rare turn at bat — only the second regular-season plate appearance of his career, and only the fifth overall. So this was a very unusual chance to see him . . . → Read More: In Which We Learn That the Yankees Are Actually a Bunch of Penny-Pinchers Who Wear All Sorts of Unauthorized Headgear

Duck Season

So guess what: I kinda like them.

I mean, I don’t like them the way I like USC’s uni set, or Michigan’s. But it’s sooooo much better than what they’ve worn for the past few years. Like it or not (and I’m in the “not” camp myself), Oregon is its own aesthetic category these . . . → Read More: Duck Season

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Pie Chart?

Back in the early 1990s, when I was working as a book editor, our company published a book called The Designer’s Guide to Charts and Diagrams, written by a guy named Nigel Holmes, who at the time was the “explanation graphics” editor for Time magazine. (He’s now an independent designer and consultant, with a . . . → Read More: Who Doesn’t Love a Good Pie Chart?