Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Meaning of Home Runs

Marcus Thames, a journeyman player for the Yankees, hit the home run to beat the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, but his heroics in the bottom of the 9th inning were made possible by Alex Rodriguez’s two-run homer earlier in the inning that tied the score. (That they both came off of Boston’s supremely […]

A Great Friend Gone

I met Dun Gifford at World Pasta Day in 2004. We sat next to each other at the Waldorf=Astoria for lunch: he was one of the speakers; I was a reporter for the Financial Times intrigued by such an absurdly named (and Italian government-funded) free lunch. We started talking, introduced by Sara Baer-Sinnott, his partner-in-food […]