First in flight. This spring, anyway.


A Passover meal practically made for a Lenten Friday.

Matzo brei with lox, eggs and onions!

I’m not Jewish (though some Jewish friends have declared me more Jewish than they are in some respects), but I’m a huge fan of matzo brei — matzo soaked in egg and then fried. This New York Times item mixes matzo brei with lox and onions. Brilliant.


‘Flatulence jokes are a form of feminist consciousness-raising.’

… in the last few years, as a working mother myself, I have wondered: “How does Tina Fey juggle it all?” The reason I want to know isn’t, as Ms. Fey assumes of anyone who asks, so that I can judge her. Instead, it’s so that I can be more like her.

Curtis Sittenfeld


Brad Stevens: Poster child for career transition.

Stevens wrestled with leaving his well-paying corporate job for an unpaid assistant coaching role at Butler in 2000, but his decision to leave was a transformational moment. In four seasons as Butler’s coach, Stevens, 34, has taken the Bulldogs to two Final Four appearances and into living rooms across America.

“The best part about it is they have supported me as much as they supported me when I left,” Stevens said of his former Eli Lilly colleagues. “So that support has not changed just because we’ve had some success. They’ve been incredibly supportive all the way through.”

(Mark Viera, “For Butler’s Stevens, a Career Change Paid Off,” The New York Times, April 1, 2011)


‘I want to do it for her.’

Onetime Nationals closer and Cal State Fullerton alumnus Chad Cordero is trying to make a comeback in Toronto while grieving the death of his young daughter Tehya to SIDS. The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga does a masterful and sensitive job, allowing the Corderos to tell their painful story.

“I’m just using her as motivation, trying to find strength,” he said, “because I know, now, she’ll always be with me, no matter what.”


Um, no?

Headline of the day, from the Christian Science Monitor:

Is ‘Check it out, bro, I’m in prison!’ an appropriate Facebook status update?


Day off today. Morning was all about the Franster: meeting with staff at her new preschool, then session with her language and occupational therapists. Learning a lot about the world of special education. I imagine I’ll write more about it once she starts school next month. Meanwhile, read Chris’ take on all that at Lessons for Walking.