Pittsburgh Bill and the Buccos

 The scheming and gamesmanship. The last hurrah for the lame and ill. The thrills and spills. Herein is a week-by-week narrative about the Los Angeles County Senior Softball League focused on my team called the Buccos, evoking my Pittsburgh roots, and more broadly, looking at probably the most popular adult  team sport in America.

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Bunch of Bill

From my perch in Culver City, CA., I share thoughts on everything from pop culture, sports and senior dating, to geopolitics, myths and spirituality, often with an angle about Asia, where I lived from 1982 to 2018.

Tubby, the fat cat

I never considered myself a cat person until Tubby came into my life at the end of 2019. We always had dogs growing up. My family did have a Siamese for a short while in Pittsburgh in the 1960s. She was alien and antisocial, often perching atop the living room curtains, for the view, I guess. She was expelled from the house after leaping into my father's lap while he was sipping coffee. I used to sneer at all those annoying cat videos on social media, digital therapy for the feline fixated.
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Crazy, Rich and Asian

When the creators of “Crazy Rich Asians” were shopping the film around Hollywood, one prospective producer suggested they cast a white actor for the lead. That didn’t happen and the romantic comedy, based on the best-selling book by Singapore-American Kevin Kwan became the first all-Asian Hollywood studio movie since “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993, a uniquely Chinese-American tale that would have been impossible to cast otherwise. (Click here for the full post)