Monday, April 28, 2014

An Imperial Stadium

After enduring one journey to New York (to Flushing, Long Island) my dad and I ventured once more into the heart of darkness, but this time to the Bronx to see that most dastardly imperial of teams, the New York Yankees. (Previous games from this trip are Pirates, Nationals, Phillies, Mets.) Any thought I might have had about the previous day's experiences with New York City being atypical were quickly put to rest and I renewed my resolve to make this my last visit.

New York Giants... er, Mets Baseball

Well, now that I've missed the whole off-season, it's time to keep recapping my adventure last September. For those of you who haven't been here for the rest of the posts or can't remember (and who can blame you?), this is game four of seven on the baseball roadtrip my dad and I took last year. Previously it was the Pirates, the Nationals, and the Phillies. From Philadelphia we drove up to New York and saw the only afternoon game of the trip at Citi Field.

Military prediction

"(The attempt of the United States to make military service attractive by offering high pay, free college education, and other benefits looks suspiciously like bribing the child with candy.)"
~ p. 124
Ideas Have Consequences

I was reading through some saved drafts on my blog and came across this quotation from Richard Weaver's Ideas Have Consequences. (A marvelous book, do read it if you have not.) And I remembered how often I heard in news stories during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars some young soldier quoted about their trepidation relating to deployment into a combat zone note that they had signed up for military service without any notion that it might involve actual fighting and risk. They were merely intending to serve and gain the benefits of reduced educational costs. Interesting, I think.