ricky & chucho


📻 Prem back & NBA playoffs continue

On Saturday I watched Liverpool defeat Leeds 4 – 3 and then later in the day saw the Lakers close out the Rockets in the fifth and last game of the Western Conference Semifinals. On Sunday Everton beat Tottenham 1 - 0! The Toffees’ goal came from a nice set-piece delivery from Lucas Digne met with typical aplomb by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who is fearsome in the air and gave Lloris no chance. It was a good thing Dom scored too since only moments earlier he’d been clearly open in front of goal yet ignored by Richarlison, who stumbled as he fluffed the ball wide. That was a difficult moment in the game, but it’s great to have Everton off in style.

Rockets versus Lakers
Houston leaves the bubble
Rockets versus Lakers
Tough one for M. Bielsa
Rockets versus Lakers
C-Lew heads home

📚 Now to books…

In Civil War Vol. 3 the Union forces have really turned the corner and the Confederacy is in full ebb-tide. Their soldiers are in tatters – their officer corps shot up. I'm enjoying reading about the Union forces charging through Georgia on Sherman's "march to the sea" to Savannah on the seaboard. Grant and Sherman really had a special friendship and supported each other in way that's actually quite touching. Here is a quote Foote has from Sherman

Grant is a great general. I know him well. He stood by me when I was crazy and I stood by him when he was drunk. And now, sir, we stand by each other always.