Short Cuts

Plea to St. Peter – Get Well Soon Sad news in Red Sox Nation this week with the announcement that Peter Gammons – fabled baseball analyst and columnist – was stricken by a brain aneurysm on Tuesday June 27th. While this can never come at a good time, it was especially ill-timed, as this was…

Strawberry Short Take

Ah, my sweet little hick town. I say that with nothing but affection and it’s in response to an event Andi and I brought the kids to last week. It turns out that our quiet little hamlet of Dudley, MA (nestled on the Connecticut line and bordering other 80’s sitcom character-themed towns such as Webster…

Wii Man

So after all the fanfare surrounding my acquisition of the vaunted X-Box 360 – a bright, shiny bauble that I scoured the Earth, sailed the ocean blue and endured the Seven Trials of Sinbad to attain – I’ve decided to chart a new, more familiar course. I am giving it up. Wyy would I do…

Paean to the Papa

  Happy Father’s Day!!! That goes double for me. In honor of this party for the paterfamilias, I thought I’d drop a few kind words on my good buddies who have joined the Fraternal Brotherhood of Eternal Fatherhood over the past few years. Of course, there are many individuals that I know are classified as…

Make Mine Double Fine

Tim Schafer is the gamer’s God. While flipping through my cyber catalog of sites I check each and every day (CNN.com, TheWallStreetJournal.net, UpSkirt.gov) I came across an article on Gamespot.com which put the spotlight on Schafer, the auteur behind the undisputed adventure game classics, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. A few years ago,…

Game On

Sean has a few new XBox 360 game reviews on his site. Although he constantly argues that he’s not much of a reviewer, they sure smack of “review” to me, in that they’re well-written, insightful observations. So if you are interested in gaming or in picking up a 360, they’re required reading as he has a nice conversational style that gives good insight into whether…

The Fellowship of the World Series Rings

Earlier this week, Sony Entertainment announced it was joining forces with Curt Schilling in a promotion for its hit MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game) Everquest II. The merger calls for Curt Schilling’s likeness to appear in the game as a high level villain that online players can battle – with each skirmish leading to a donation…

6/6/06 – The Mark of The Ed

You say it’s your birthday. It’s my birthday too, yeah!!! (*Editor’s Note – My two sisters appear in that shot. Jenna is the most obvious but look hard and you can see Noelle. She’s in my mommy’s tummy.) I’m not going to write too much – I just wanted to keep the tradition alive of…

X Factors

First, a disclaimer. I’m officially out of the film review business. Oh sure, I’ll use this little cyber soapbox of mine to expound the virtues of my favorite flicks or rip Nacho Libre a new one (although that has guilty pleasure written all over it) – but film criticism, in the traditional deconstructionist vein, is no…