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Bait and Switch

HAIL PELICUS!   Bait and Switch   Now that the American rugby east of the Rocky Mountains have finished their league seasons and qualified for national playoffs and the blessed world west of the Rockies have played the first couple of rounds of their season the brain trust at...

And They Played Stormy Weather

HAIL PELICUS!   And They Played Stormy Weather   What a relief it is to be writing about wet, muddy conditions and the need for (read “scramble to find”) rain gear.     The Great California Draught is not over by a long shot but the winter of 2016 is doing...

Bienvenido El Niño

HAIL PELICUS!   Bienvenido El Niño   The weather models have been steadily growing more certain as the Equatorial Pacific current warms up and it seems to have finally arrived, so let me officially give a Hail Pelicus welcome to El Niño. For the last couple of weeks bands...

Pelicus Festivus

HAIL PELICUS!   Pelicus Festivus   We here at the editorial board of Hail Pelicus would like to wish everyone a Happy (insert holiday here – or not).   Ever since humans first started to look around and think “what’s is all about, really?” there have been midwinter festivals to...

Requiem aeternam dona eis

HAIL PELICUS!   Requiem aeternam dona eis, et lux perpetua luceat eis Eternal rest give to them, and let perpetual light shine upon them.   To An Athlete Dying Young A.E. Houseman The time you won your town the race     We chaired you through the market-place;          Man and boy stood cheering by,             ...