The Cubs are 4-8 on the season. Once again, the starting pitchers are good - very good. And once again, the bullpen has allowed us to lose more than they have saved. And, finally, once again, the offense is anemic and under performing.
It kind of boggles the mind to realize that "Cosmic Rays" (energetic particles that originate outside the solar system) can hit a cell in one's body and the result COULD be cancer. The same thing could happen (although rarer) if one were to be struck by a neutrino. Dying stars from the other side of the Universe can kill you. Which, I suppose, at some level is truly ironic, given that we are made of the stuff of dead stars.
The above is to be classified as "Things I Think About". FYI
Yesterday, Bubba Watson won the Masters for a second time and Jordan Speith, the young man I had hoped would win, came in tied for second. When you stop and consider that a year ago, Jordan was still an amateur, not even a member of the PGA Tour, his accomplishment over this last weekend is little short of amazing. Jordan will be invited to the Masters next year, and I expect the man who was second this year will be wearing the Green Jacket next. It's hard to imagine improvements in his game, but in a year he will have the one thing he doesn't have now - experience. Add that ingredient to his already solid game and he will be even better. BETTER.
And there are three more majors between now and the end of the season. He's going to learn a lot.
This coming Friday, I'm planning to be in Tipp City, Ohio, to attend an artist's gallery opening. The artist is Rusty Harden, the person from whom I learned all that I know about painting in watercolor. It will beheld at Studio 14 Benkin Gallery of Fine Art, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. I will probably overnight in Tipp City. I love that little town. It is quaint and very photogenic.