At one of the oldest and best Italian restaurants in town, I ordered a non-alcoholic beer. The waiter, who has been there for decades, said he serves about ten non-alcoholic beers a year. Mine was the first in 2020. …More.
A guy we know, in the know, says construction on the new Hayward Field has two eight hour shifts. At most, there are now only ten hours of daylight. And that Phil Knight has contributed about two hundred million. And that the asphalt is down (on which the track and field will rest).
…Another guy, a famous Oregon Olympian, just learned there will be a Hall of Fame under the grandstands, and that he needs to get his memorabilia into that pronto.
…Olympic Trials start June 19.
Walking is a radical act
The average American goes to the library more often than the movie theater. Read. …But do they watch more movies, at home and theaters, than read books? …The average American reads four books a year.
By Edmund Morris
634 pages, Random House, 2019
It’s terrific. America’s (maybe world’s) best inventor,
Edison’s bulb lit up the world. He was also very strange and a bad dad, husband, and business man, often near bankruptcy. But he could jump?. Challenged by Henry Ford at a party, Edison, 68, kicked a chandelier, smashing it to smithereens. OTC’s John Altendorf, 73, world age group champion pole vaulter, said with practice his best possible chandelier kick would fall short at six feet.
Turn off the caffeine machine? Read.