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Published in the Great North Arrow, April 1, 2023: Vladdy's On First

- jim Young Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks, I don’t care if we never get back.”      - Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer I wonder why they sing, “Take me out to the ball game,” when they’re already at the ball game? ​​I don't usually follow the Blue Jays too much until the official season starts but My Shirley heard that spring training started pretty early this year so we decided to watch the first couple of games. In preparation for the games I decided to check out the roster for this year to see “who’s who?” in 2023. I was pleased to see most of my favourites like Bo and Vladdy were back. I wouldn’t care either way if they had kept George Springer or not. He’s pretty charismatic and a good player when he’s there but I got so god-damned tired of hearing Buck and Pat saying "Just wait until Springer’s off the IL!" I always called him Springsteen because he reminds me a little of Bruce Springsteen whic

Omelettes On-The-Go

(Even when you’re not going anywhere.) When I’m on the road early in the morning, I love stopping at McDonald’s for an Egg McMuffin or Breakfast Burrito, Burger King for a Croissan'wich or Tim Horton's for a Bagel BLT with egg. However, as I am no longer in the workforce, I am seldom on the road early in the mornings anymore. I am still up early every morning however, and sometimes while I'm writing at my computer before the sun comes up, I get a craving for one of these treats. I don't like to brag, but I do make a pretty mean Egg McMuffin and Bagel BLT. However there is nothing more frustrating for a writer than having his train of thought interrupted by either hunger pangs or taking the time necessary to whip one of these up. I've tried the frozen store-bought versions of the Egg McMuffins and Breakfast Burritos that only require a few seconds to warm in the microwave and I'm sure they would be very good if they had any taste to them at all. I think I'

The Donald Trump Irony