This is the time of the year when horse racing enjoys its all-too-brief moment of glory.
From the running of the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May through the endurance test of the Belmont Stakes in early June, the hallowed Triple Crown races attract multitudes of casual fans who otherwise pay no attention to what used to be called the Sport of Kings. (more…)
Codger usually emerges in high spirits from the tunnel of winter and early spring, looking forward to the perks of balmy weather, the return of the Bucks, plump buttered bodies on Sunset Beach, the tick ambush, the undocumented two-day vacationers draining the aquifer, the … uh, oh, there he goes again. Codger might as well still be in his dark, chilly tunnel. (more…)
Last column, hoping to be helpful to newbies, we reviewed most of the basic principles relevant to bulbs. And we decried the unpleasant spring weather, but assumed it would improve soon. It didn’t. But now, a full month later, it finally has. (more…)