Enjoy the last day of 2013 and best wishes for the New Year

Scholastic is kind enough to include me on its mailing list — given the dearth of reviewed books this year I’m not sure how long that will last.  Their holiday card features a beautiful Kazu Kibuishi drawing of Christmas with Harry Potter. Best wishes to everyone for the new year — I find it hard to believe we’re moving from 2013 to 2014 (these still … Continue reading Enjoy the last day of 2013 and best wishes for the New Year

A Few Thoughts on International Futbol

Association Football known world-wide as football or futbol but tagged with soccer in the United States is the world’s game by any measure.  I have my own complicated relationship with the game which has meant different things to me at different points of my life. Right now it’s World Cup qualification season across the world. In each of six regional confederations, tournaments are ongoing to … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on International Futbol