A heartbreaking result, a lost nation

On the day the United States of America went to the polls to elect its next president, 93,000 new cases of the coronavirus were added to what was already the highest total in the world, and 1,200 more Americans lost their lives. That alone was reason enough for any president to be ridden out of … Continue reading A heartbreaking result, a lost nation

Want to make America great? How about we get back to basic decency and tolerance…

It was late October, 1956. A cold rain was falling and the playground at William Cullen Bryant school (named after the 19th century poet and editor of the New York Evening Post) was a labyrinth of mud puddles. We were perhaps a week away from the presidential election that pitted the eminently decent Adlai Stevenson … Continue reading Want to make America great? How about we get back to basic decency and tolerance…

On Claude Julien, an astonishing play and the great Lewis Hamilton

Y’know, boys and girls, we here at MMQB Central have been watching sports longer than most of you have been around. Since Rocky Marciano was heavyweight champ and Hank Aaron was a rookie. So long that when Cassius  Clay won his gold medal at the Rome Olympics, I felt inspired to go climb the fence … Continue reading On Claude Julien, an astonishing play and the great Lewis Hamilton