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I Always Did Like Saying "Coxswain"

21 Oct

Is the Head of the Charles really this weekend?

I remember when this was one of the biggest events of the year, when you’d make plans with your friends to go over, watch some races and make a whole afternoon of it, and it felt like the whole city was over there on the water.

In fact, I even remember when Mr. Stickman went out rowing on the Charles River on the same day as the Head of the Charles and got hit by the Brandeis crew team. (One of Vijay’s best Mr. Stickman strips from back in the day.)

Then last year the weekend was more significant because it coincided with games one and two of the World Series and, well, people had better things on their mind. Continue reading

The Other "Martin’s Musings"

21 Oct

They say that everyone out there has a twin, and while I doubt this guy looks anything like me, he does have the same name for his blog: Martin’s Musings.

My proof that the only thing we have in common is the name of our blogs? He’s a married conservative Christian, with two children and one chocolate labrador retriever, who lives in Phoenix. His favorite books include The Holy Bible and his favorite movies include True Grit and The Passion of the Christ.

Thankfully, it sounds like we’re both rooting for the Houston Astros to win the World Series, so at least we have something in common …