Observances 4-15-12 …

I just completed an overhaul of the My Audio Universe website.  MAU is both an online literary magazine of sound and an hour-long terrestrial radio program featuring specially adapted flash and short fiction.  I had originally planned to launch a new site in the fall, but considering the large number of visitors the site has been attracting, I felt compelled to improve overall appearance and function ahead of schedule.  Click the image below to have a look.

And today is perhaps one of the most important days in the life of our nation – Jackie Robinson Day.  On this day in 1947 Jackie Robinson took to Ebbets Field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and baseball’s color barrier was broken.  Baseball is the only sport I follow, and I know that in these pages I rail against the ravages of commercialism in all its insidious forms, and I consider my life-long and on-going allegiance to the New York Yankees my most obvious ideological shortcoming and vice, but baseball is an international game of peace loved by George W. Bush and Fidel Castro alike and an ideal tool for positive change; so thanks to Brooklyn Dodger owner Walter O’Malley and  Jackie Robinson for their bravery and persistence.  Once a year, on this day, every big league player and umpire wears Jackie’s number 42 … go Jackie!

And I am sad that anyone perished when the Titanic sank on this date in 1912; but I do cheer for a blow to hubris.

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