By wadebloggs on April 5, 2012
After six years as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Charlie Manuel is learning to adapt to English, the official language of the people of Philadelphia. Manuel recently stated that he feels comfortable expressing himself in the language, although he still struggles with plurals, singulars, vowels, and the double switch.
By bendystraw on October 25, 2011
Friday night The daily Occupy Northampton drumming and chanting starts on schedule in front of Bank of America. Down the street to the group’s left is a harp player, to its right, under the Thorne’s Market awning, is that band with the accordion, and across the street is a fiddler. The Faces Halloween window features […]
By bendystraw on October 17, 2011
Six years ago, I joined a CSA and learned, in the name of diversity and supporting local growers, to tolerate things like dandelion greens, kale, and turnips. Sometimes I even developed an affection for previously spurned produce: beets, brussels sprouts, and apricots. So I try to be open-minded about new food (it’s hard sometimes), but […]
By bendystraw on September 13, 2011
Thunk. Thunk. Thunkthunkthunkthunk. And you just lay there in the tent hoping the ruckus outside isn’t wolves or bears or whatever the Berkshires equivalent of Pineys is. Happily, the campsites at Savoy Mountain State Forest are in an old apple orchard, so the noise is nothing more than the normal sounds of September. Savoy is […]
By bendystraw on July 13, 2011
According to this infographic of questionable accuracy, I prefer wine over beer and am less interesting than Steve Martin.