While writing a story about Tom Steinert-Threlkeld (following his tragic death where he was the victim of a hit and run car accident), I took a look at his Facebook page.
We weren’t FB friends, but the page is open to the public. He was an avid photographer, and the page is full of photos of things he encountered on family trips and his many cycling journeys.
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld had a huge lust for life. He would ride his bike 100 miles in search of a cider doughnut or slice of homemade pie.
An avid cyclist with a big heart, Tom, 59, was the organizer of several local cycling events, including a ride through historic Ridgefield, and the Ride of Silence in Westport, to honor those who were killed or injured on public roads while riding.
A few weeks ago Tom sent my newspaper an email saying he planned to organize a Ride of Silence for AJ Cina, a 12-year old Weston boy who died tragically in July while riding his bike down a hill and crashing into a stone wall.
Then the irony of ironies struck.
Last Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, while on a cycling jaunt to Blue Jay Orchards in nearby Bethel, no doubt to sample their famous cider doughnuts, Tom himself was killed in a cycling accident.
This Pennant race with the Tigers has been a nail biter, both literally and figuratively. Man, these Tigers. Every game (save one) has been a clencher to the last out. After last night’s 4 to 3 win, the Red Sox get a day of rest then it’s back home to Fenway Park for game 6.
I don’t want to say “and game 7.” Read more…
Still euphoric from last night’s come from behind win over the Tigers by the Boston Red Sox, I was surprised to see a photo on Facebook this morning of Torii Hunter and the Boston “bullpen” cop with matching V’s, one arms, one legs.
It’s a great photo of David Ortiz’s game-tying home run blast, and appears to have been taken by Stan Grossfield of the Boston Globe. (At least that’s where I traced it.)
The name of my blog is Expect the Unexpected, and that’s what happened in Fenway Park last night. In one of the most dramatic and exciting baseball finishes, the Red Sox came back from the dead to win when all hope seemed to be lost. Read more…
Last Sunday, before a Blessing of the Animals service, my church held a special dedication for a newly-created Pet Memorial Garden, which will serve as a final resting place for beloved pets.
Very nicely done, the garden is set in a woodsy area behind a bucolic New England Congregational Church. The garden is open to everyone in the community, not just members of the church. 2′ x 2′ plots can be purchased for a one-time fee of $100, and can be used for multiple pets. The animal’s remains must be cremated before burial.
When the final episode of Breaking Bad aired last week, there was one notable cast member missing from Talking Bad, the live TV show following the finale — Bryan Cranston. That’s because Cranston was in Boston that night starring in the dramatic play All the Way.
The good news for Breaking Bad fans is that All the Way is headed to Broadway sometime this winter.
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