Monday, September 28, 2009

It was great to see the Eagles induct Al Wistert into their Ring of Honor at halftime of yesterday's game against the Chiefs. I interviewed Al at his Oregon home for Last Team Standing, my book about the 1943 Phil-Pitt Steagles. He couldn't have been nicer. Al is 89 now, but still in good enough shape to make the long trip to the East Coast and back. He was one of the great tackles in NFL history, and deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

It's finally beginning to cool off a bit here in Rome. It's *almost* been cool the past few mornings. Hopefully autumn will soon be here. ... Allyson and I attended the wedding of her Italian teacher on Sunday. It was a full-fledged Italian wedding, very much fun, though we didn't get home until after midnight (which is very late for us). ... This coming weekend we're going to Orbetello, a small town in Tuscany, where Allyson has to do some work. ... In the meantime, tonight we're taking the cats to the v-e-t for checkups. Please don't tell them!