Go Red When You’re Wearing o’ the Green

The signs are everywhere: from the daffodils and crocuses thrusting (like “gilded phaloi,” as Ezra Pound once described them) through the re-emerging, thawing ooze, to the shamrock on the mask of Olympic goalie Ryan Miller, painted on in honor of Jim Craig’s miracle on ice contribution 30 years ago. In other words, spring, the start… Continue reading Go Red When You’re Wearing o’ the Green

Save the Best for Oktoberfest!

As President John F. Kennedy once famously declared, “Es ist Oktoberfest Zeit!” — it’s Oktoberfest time! (Well, actually, he said this right after uttering his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. It’s a well-known fact,┬ájust not well-documented in the history books.) With or without a presidential endorsement, it is in fact Oktoberfest time once again,… Continue reading Save the Best for Oktoberfest!