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John Grindrod: A commercial from yesteryear, a problem still today

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Iron Eyes Cody was an American actor who I’m pretty sure many, especially guys, of my generation would recognize. The 1950s and early ‘60s...

John Grindrod: Baseballs, both fair and foul, flying again

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For many of baseball’s longtime fans, so very much of the acrimony that marked the longest work stoppage in two decades has been forgotten....

John Grindrod: Looking back on a mother’s consternation

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Of course, on this day, even those of us whose mothers long ago traded in their loving arms for sets of celestial wings think...

John Grindrod: Playing the Airport Version of “Let’s Make a Deal”

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Until a few weeks ago, I’ve not flown since this whole pandemic thing began. Of course, Lady Jane and I have managed to get...

John Grindrod: The guilty pleasures of yesteryear

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On a mid-January day this past winter, I stood over the stove staring down at the small pan in the pre-dawn sixth hour. The...

John Grindrod: Often, the real story isn’t on the field

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Of course, now that so many are pandemic-weary and ready again to fill the stands at games, there will be those in-game stories filled...

John Grindrod: Now that winter’s behind us, how about a little levity?

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As soon as the computer became pretty much a fixture in most abodes around 2000, I began getting a pretty fair amount of emails...

John Grindrod: Lady Jane and the ultimate puzzle

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For me, Lady Jane has always been her own type of puzzle, which, of course, has been part of her charm. And I think...

John Grindrod: My March Madness moment was shamrock green

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There are certain months that, despite the individuality of each day, have come to represent one thing to many. For children, December is mostly...

John Grindrod: Winter castings, the report from Lima’s ultimate fisherman

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Today, we can all say that winter is officially in the rearview mirror. As for the spring that we welcome in, much has been...