Two out; three on base. A ninth inning cliffhanger. No Mets miracle. After a spectactular against-the-wall left field catch by the Mets to prevent an earlier Cardinal "edge, a last-minute two-run Cardinals homer in the top of the ninth took the previously 1-1 tie score to 3-1. The disappointment on the stunned faces of thousands standing in the pouring rain at Shea Stadium with hands clasped, praying for a miracle. Twenty years of waiting for another World Series. Looks like the Mets will have to wait a bit longer. I'm basically a Yankees fan, but still, I'd have liked to see the Mets get their chance again. There's no crying in baseball. -- Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own
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Waking up this day, Feeling the First glimpse of fall; I love September! This is me, doing a little happy dance because August is DONE! Every year I can't wait to get from early July through the 'hazy, hot and humid' New Jersey summers. I'm not a hot-weather person and I go through each summer in a partial mental melt-down, where I console myself with a mantra of: "September is coming. September is coming." And now it's HERE, and I think: "Whew, made it through another one. Now I can get on with living."
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Old (boy)friend emails -- Where has he been all this time? Wondering what's next. Me and the best male friend I ever had, circa our last "date" in 1982-83 (office Christmas party; don't I look cute and so thin? He looked great in his tux, too). Not long after this -- for reasons I fully know and understand, but cannot discuss except to say that no, he was not in prison -- he disappeared from my life. Poof! Gone with nary a trace. I knew where he was and why he was gone, but there was not one thing I could do about it, except respect his decision. And that was the last I (or any of our old crowd of friends) heard from him for the better part of the past couple of decades. Until today, when he responded to a classmates.com email I sent over the weekend. But I never expected a reply (this isn't the first time I've tried to reconnect, to no avail). He's been a "mystery" in the back of my mind, all these years. Many unanswered questions, things I'd like to know, the most important of which is: "Are you happy?" -- because I...
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Pray for victims in Saturated river towns; I hear more thunder. I live in Warren County, New Jersey, on the opposite side of the county from Phillipsburg and Belvidere and Easton, PA which are all partially under water today as the Delaware River is several feet above flood stage from top to bottom. Towns and cities farther south are faring no better; beautiful New Hope, PA, which I just LOVE, is completely under water including the Bucks County Playhouse and much of Main Street with it's historic buildings and quirky shops, like the sex toys shop and the witchcraft shop and any number of art galleries and new-agey places. On the Jersey side of New Hope is Lambertville, where right along the river is one of my favorite restaurants, The Lambertville Station. Guess I won't be going there for lunch anytime soon if they're water-logged. Trenton, the state capital, is having problems, too, including having to shut down the water treatment plant. From Upstate NY to Virginia, the stories are the same. Too much rain too quickly. The rain has been happening on a daily basis for over a week and even on days like yesterday and today where the...
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