Just a few weeks ago, most Americans had never heard the term “social distance.” Now we are told we must practice it. Until the Coronavirus curve is flattened, we must stay at home. The offices are closed. The schools are closed. Even the church doors are shuttered. We are to work from home, homeschool the kids, and stay in our houses and apartments except for occasional scavenger hunts for groceries and toilet paper.
JUPITER, FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 22–In his wonderful book, “Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend,” James Hirsch frequently quotes the “Say Hey” kid saying something other than “Hey!” “There’s something in the air, “ a beaming Willie would say each February at the start of Spring Training.
This column was published in the January 31, 2020 edition of the Tennessean, and is republished with the permission of the Tennessean.
At long last, the return of decade with a name!
Each year I write a Christmas column. This year, however, I decided to ask an old friend to step in as a guest columnist. He actually wrote this several years ago as an introduction to my book “Some Assembly Required: A Daddy’s Christmas Book." Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!