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March Madness. Perhaps the greatest sporting event of the year, if you don’t count the WNBA finals (chuckle). Of course, we have to hear “bracketology,” “bracketology,” “bracketology,” which gets tiresome, but it’s a small price to pay. * * * * * * * If you’re looking for a good place to watch the games, check out these ten sports bars featured by Fox News earlier this week. One of the bars is in the heart of Detroit, near old Tiger Stadium. It features free shuttle service to Red Wings, Tigers, and Lions games . . . with good reason. The neighborhood is far too dangerous to walk. * * * * * * * Happy first day of spring. Good riddance to an annoying winter. * * * * * * * I’ve read a lot of Joseph Epstein and I even own his book, Essays in Biography, but somehow this great quote about Arthur Schlesinger escaped me. Courtesy of Cafe Hayek:

Captured with present-tense fidelity, his [Schlesinger’s] Journals provide the sad portrait of the liberal New Dealer in his old age: a man … who assumes that business is inherently vile, capitalism utterly corrupt, and government essentially benevolent; whose political judgments are formed chiefly on the basis of taste (which is to say, on snobbery); and who, filled with a stirring sense of his own virtue, proclaims his concern for the people, for justice, and for enlightenment without feeling the least need to sacrifice on behalf of any of these things.

Something for Lent

“We can never know how much good a simple smile can do.” Mother Teresa