Archive for December 2012

Christmas In Haiku: Songs For Jews

Christmas In Haiku: Songs For Jews
  Some great Christmas songs For those who don’t celebrate The birth of Jesus   I’m Jewish, so the “reason for the season” doesn’t really matter to me. It’s a day off work, a day to spend with family, and a time of the year with great music. Although there are some good Chanukah songs,... Read more »

Amendments In Haiku: The (Limited) Right To Bear Arms

Amendments In Haiku: The (Limited) Right To Bear Arms
  First two Amendments One protects speech, one gun rights But they’re not the same   As the appropriate government response to the massacre in Newtown is debated, we’ll hear gun rights advocates making comparisons between the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution. Wayne LaPierre did it in his poorly-received speech proposing armed guards... Read more »

The Most Offensive Reaction (So Far) To Newtown Shootings

The Most Offensive Reaction (So Far) To Newtown Shootings
No haiku today, just outrage.   For a few days I’ve been trying to compile a list of the most offensive reactions to last Friday’s events in Newtown CT. The most difficult thing was trying to rank them, and decide which was the most outrageous statement or action. A Texas gun store is offering discounts... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Let It NOT Snow

Cubs In Haiku: Let It NOT Snow
Cubs fans are ready We’re used to setting records When things don’t happen   Today could be the day when Chicago sets a new record for the most consecutive days with no snow. It’s been 280 days, which ties an 18-year record, since our last measurable snowfall. The National Weather Service says there’s a 50... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: A Chanukah Miracle

The scoreboard seemed to be missing something
Great Chanukah gift Although it’s a bit pricey Cubs Season Tickets   I was sort of conflicted when, on November 28th,  I got an email telling me that my wait for Cubs season tickets had ended.  But ennui turned to excitement on Saturday afternoon, just as Chanukah began.

Cubs In Haiku: Kyuji Fujikawa

Cubs In Haiku: Kyuji Fujikawa
  The Cubs new pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa Japansese, haiku!   The Cubs have reportedly signed Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa. Fans are excited about his 1.77 lifetime ERA, his more than 4-to-1 strike out to walk ratio, and his 40-23 win loss record. That sounds good to me, too.  But I’m mostly excited that his name... Read more »
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