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Christmas Clock

7am…  the first nowell / Joy To The World

8am… We Wish you a Merry Christmas

9am… Jingle Bells


11am … O Christmas Tree

Noon — Angels We Have Heard on High





5pm … Deck the Halls

6pm … the First Nowell

SilentNight [the sun is setting]

7pm… Joy to the World

9pm … Jingle Bells

10pm … Oh Come All Ye Faithful

11pm… I come all ye faithful [to bed]


calling out things that are dumb

Sometimes things are dumb and need to be called out as such.




I am starting a list of things that are dumb:

  • Elf on a Shelf.
  • Controversies around Christmas (whether to say “Happy Holidays” / whether to spell it “Xmas” vs “Christmas” / Starbucks Red Cups) … we have had this conversation
  • (Will add more later)




This raises a lot of questions. Here are the answers to those questions:

Is it wrong to be super judgey of things? sometimes!  And some other times it is right and good to call out things that are dumb. I don’t want to be judgey guy, but I reserve the right to call a spade a spade.

Isn’t there a difference between opinions and facts? Yes. Facts are true everywhere and opinions are whatever a person believes about the facts.

Do facts really exist? Yes.

Does everyone get their own opinion? yes, and some opinions are dumb.

Isn’t your observation about “things that are dumb” merely an opinion? No, elf on a shelf is truly dumb, and is intellectually indefensible. I reserve “dumb” for similarly indefensible cultural dreck that  could go away without any negative repercussions.

Do I personally have opinions that are not facts? yes, such as my pet peeve about people who disparage cargo shorts. Reasonable people can disagree about some differences in opinions and still respect each other. On the other hand, some opinions and cultural phenomena are objectively dumb.  That is what this post is about.

Further reading:

Welcome to the Poop Show — Babies from 1 month to 13 months (and their parents)

This is a follow up post from the “what I learned” post I wrote after one moth of dad-hood. In this sequel post, I intend to cover all the phases our kid went through from being a tiny helpless newborn to being a crawly, almost-walking, almost-talking, mini human. It probably goes without saying, but parents also go through stages of development when they have their first child.

Summary: Our life is now basically a poop show, but it is a lot of fun too. Even though I get food and vomit all over me every once in a while, parenthood is overall great, and I am constantly excited to see what is next!

Here are the five phases that we experienced in the first year of new parenthood:

PHASE 1 — The Dark Times (0 months to 2 months) … this was the period where I was home on paternity leave and we took turns waking up every two to four hours for feedings. Not a whole lot of positive feedback from the child… basically a one-way relationship where we provided food, diapers, and songs about poop. We googled the lyrics to old lullabies and spent lots of time at 3AM researching baby funfacts and symptoms of baby diseases we had never heard of. In daylight hours we would try to be adventurous by going on a “family walk” or doing “one thing” outside the house.  We definitely did not know what we were doing, and we were learning basic parent survival skills. We had a meal train and learned a lot about babies from veteran parents who brought us nutritious food. We also learned that some people who aren’t veteran parents need to learn baby etiquette like not ringing the doorbell when they stop by.  (!!!) We didn’t actually “do sleep training” as much as we simply got our child to weigh ten pounds, at which the pediatrician told us we could stop waking our child up every four hours. This made everyone happy!

PHASE 2- The Ridiculously Ambitious Emergence (2 to 5 months)

After two months, our child started to laugh and smile and show emotion… obviously a good feeling. Bedtime began to be predictable (11pm to 5AM) and we were refreshed by having six STRAIGHT hours of sleep!  We were emerging from the Dark Times! We had developed parental tag team strategies and felt like we could juggle the child between us and figure out how to go places and do things. We felt so good that we started planning things over-ambitiously — going back to the gym … meeting people out for dinner … attending evening events. This, we learned,  was not sustainable, especially as bedtime crept earlier and earlier. We soon hit a wall and we realized that we were, to some degree, living in a poop show when we took our baby out in public. Despite having been “always follow through” type people, we found ourselves bailing on things at the last minute, leaving church in the middle of the service, tentatively committing to hang out with people (because you never know how long a nap will last) and quitting an evening Bible study (because our child was too disruptive). I started to compare my child to a cell phone that you can’t mute… there were events — frequent loud baby cries and and inappropriate diaper changes in public — that reminded us that new parents stick out like a sore thumb in most public places. In the 2 to 5 month period, there were some great upsides, like no longer having to be overly concerned about neck support. But basically, this phase was about learning to accept the poop show:  If we wanted to go out, we would have to attract attention and accept the risk of scowls. We pressed on, and hit walls, and learned from our failures, and tried to remember the funny stories.

PHASE 3 Settling In and Hitting Milestones (or not) (6 to 9 months)

We concluded that our social options were mostly daytime activities between the morning and afternoon nap, so… an early noonish lunch hangout or a play date during the 3 to 5PM window.  Social activities with other parents were limited to sitting around drinking coffee on the floor or picnics in large open spaces. Social plans with other parents involved large windows of time (9 to 1PM? noon to 6PM?) to account for other people’s nap times and feeding times. We also had to account for the possibility of either party cancelling at the last minute (if someone has  a fever) or the possibility that our child would whine the whole time due to stranger danger. Also, we pretty much eliminated evenings from our social calendar — we hunkered down to the new reality of 7PM bedtime house arrest. While we watched our baby grow and start to eat solid foods from the baby aisle at Kroger (rice cereal! pod of green beans!), we pled with our single friends to come visit us at night because we couldn’t leave the house. (They did not understand, and invited us out at 8PM.) It was a challenge to figure out how to recruit a trustworthy babysitter for $13/hour, especially since we don’t know many teenagers. A key form of entertainment in this time period was sitting around the house watching our child enjoy the rainforest gym (basically two arches with random jingly objects dangling from them — good for tummy time). We graduated to watching our child enjoy the jumperoo (sort of like a child-sized trampoline stand up desk). Both the rainforest gym and the jumperoo are surprisingly entertaining to very young children, as well as for homebound parents. With legs strengthened by the jumperoo, our child was ready for more milestones…  rocking on all fours, then flopping forward, then real crawling … and then we had to actually babyproof the house. When we went on summer vacation we sat around at other people’s houses doing the same things we did at home. We also hit more milestones while on vacation, such as waving, clapping, learning how to install a LATCH system carseat, and and learning how to deal with stranger danger! Some kids stand and/or walk by 9 or 10 months, but ours did not, which is apparently normal. Some kids don’t walk until 18 months. My dad says that you spend the first year of a child’s life teaching them to talk and walk, and the rest of their life telling them to sit down and shut up. I don’t know if it’s true, but it’s funny.


PHASE 4  Time Limits, Toy Diversification and Pre-Language (9 to 11 months).

Time. Regardless of whether your child is crawling or walking, when you are following your child around the house, you don’t always have time for taking care of business like folding laundry. At some point in the 9 to 12 month range, the morning nap disappeared, making getting things done even more difficult. We stopped being able to go anywhere after 1030 because of the risk that a car nap could ruin the afternoon nap. Even walking the dog is now a challenge.  Many of our hobbies have become “hobbies” (in quotes, because we don’t have time to actually do them). But we have lots of time to sit on the floor and talk while we take care of our child, and lots of time to sit around at night and recover from taking care of our child.

Toys. The baby toys we got at our shower served us well to entertain our child — mostly textured, grippable and chewable things (balls, rattles, blocks) that make noise and flash.  Then our baby’s boredom set in around 9 months, and we shopped for toys that have more interactive components. These new toys taught cause and effect, like a truck that flashes and makes noise when you press its buttons.  The soundtrack of the poop show is the cacophony that occurs in the living room when five different musical toys are playing their five different songs all at the same time.   One key thing we learned about toys is that something that costs $50 at Baby’s R’ Us is probably available at a consignment sale for $5. The same goes for cute baby clothes  at Carter’s.

Words and Books. Reading books to a non-responsive 3 month old child had seemed pointless … but after 9 months, our child’s interest and developing language skills made it a special time! In addition to real words like mama and dada, we witnessed lots of experimental sound making and vocal nonsense (bua bua bua bua!). As we read, our child also developed a love of  page turning, and we learned about “board books” and how they prevent most babies from ripping out the pages. We also learned that board books are not actually indestructable, and that the ones from the library probably have baby germs on them. Here are some observations about children’s books:

  • Meter doesn’t matter in children’s poetry. As long as you rhyme the last word, authors get away with phrases like, “this dog has a brother // they are related because they have the same mother // and a dad ///  and they are the best parents that anyone ever had.
  • Goats only ever say “Maa” … Dogs, on the other hand, say woof and arf and ruff and many other things. Thus 99% of children’s books with talking animals avoid dogs and include cows, ducks, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, and owls. Only Eric Carle knows what sound the fox makes.
  • Kids point things out in books that you would never notice. Moon. Stars. Clock. Bird. Flowers. Sun. Hat. Glasses. Balloon. Some children’s book illustrators place these elements in books gratuitously.
  • Pat the Bunny is brilliant, although I did not understand why at first.
  • Goodnight moon is also brilliant. and all of Richard Scarry’s books.
  • Eric Carle is a brand. He wrote and illustrated  The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider, and then he cut an pasted 1000 more books out of old wrapping paper that are all entitled “Eric Carle’s <title>”.
  • There are no real animals that start with the letter X, unless you count the Mexican Hairless Dog aka the Xoloitzcuintli . Also, Q is for Quetzal  a colorful Mexican bird that nobody has ever heard of except Eric Carle.
  • 45% of all modern children’s books were written by Sandra Boynton.

Phase 5 Almost There (11+ months) … We are living in the “already, but not yet” … At this point, our child knows words but cannot say them, and knows how to stand up but doesn’t want to. If we say MOON or BALL or or STAR or BUTTON or STRAWBERRY or YOUR HEAD or DOGGIE ON YOUR PAJAMAS we can get a knowing response and our child will point to the object and say “THAT” or “YEAH!” Our child that “cruises” along the couch and accidentally stands, doesn’t necessarily want to walk across the room (yet). Our child can dance with our help and climb up stairs with almost no assistance, but is not ready to walk alone.   Our child no longer drinks formula from a bottle, but still regresses to a whole milk breakfast, for old times’ sake.


That’s all for now! Feel free to comment with editorial suggestions!





Where is The New Fan?

Subtitle: Greater Richmond (Housing and Public Schools) versus Walkable Fan Culture


August 2017 — the month when my framework for thinking about Richmond changed. This month, I have told a number of people about how “the scales fell from my eyes” when I had a kid and started to realize that many of the places I frequented as a young single person lacked a key demographic: Parents of young children. Everywhere I looked: VMFA happy hour, Daily Kitchen, breweries, the Byrd Theater, anyplace in RVA after 7pm, there were mostly (a) young single people, (b) young couples without kids, and (c) middle aged empty nesters. What happened to people when they had kids? did they just stay inside? did they move to the soul-less cul de sac suburbs and watch empty TV all the time? Is it my destiny to live outside of real local culture for the next 20 years?

In my single days, I thought about “One Richmond” in the sense of RVA being united around a common culture, and that culture was sort of epitomized by “The Fan.” But the fan is not a good cultural place to live for people like me: parents of young children. Let me explain why we are thinking of moving…


Objectively, the Fan **is** the best place in Richmond. It is the most walkable. It is where the nexus of locally owned cafes, corner bistros, out of the way alleys and bike paths, museums, indie shops (aka Carytown) and the VCU College vibe.  But I can’t live here anymore.

I still think the fan is the center of a vibrant culture, I just can’t see myself living in the Fan for the next 15 years. Two reasons:

1. Housing. As a new dad, I am starting to see that our family needs to move to a larger house. If I am going to buy a house, I need to buy a house in an area that someone else will want to buy that house when I move again. People want to buy houses in good school systems, so I must buy a house in a good school system.

2. Schools.  Richmond has crappy high schools. I can’t bring myself to send my kid / kids to substandard schools.  I COULD purchase a house on the Northside and send my kid to private school (Veritas? Montessouri) but we are talking $5K -10K a year for the next 12 years PER CHILD. Why **NOT** move to the suburbs where my children can get a decent education for free? And given the need to resell my house, I don’t know if I am willing to risk buying a house in an area where other people don’t want to buy.

The other side of this argument is that I could / should be some sort of a pioneer of social change, where I commit to living in the city in the hopes that other young professional families will see a critical mass of people moving there and bring the school system up with it.

I reject this line of argument though… I am cynical enough about human nature to “”know” (or at least deeply believe) that even people of conscience (i.e. many of my friends) are not going to follow me to a possibly unsafe neighborhood with crappy schools. They love their kids too much for that. They want to send their kids to Freeman, Tucker, or Godwin (or Midlothian / JRHS on the SouthSide) and see them get into a good college.

So here is the logic so far:

  • I love the Fan.
  • my house is too small now; I need to move and soon.
  • I do not have the ability to home school my children.
  • I am not going to send my children to private school.
  • I need to move to a place in RVA area where there are good schools.
  • the only place where there are good schools in Greater RVA is in the suburbs (particularly, Chesterfield County and Henrico County, although I know that Powhatan and Hanover could also be considered good schools).

The natural conclusion is that I cannot live in the Fan.

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This is a Strava map of pedestrian routes in RVA. Notice from the dark patches how unwalkable much of the Southside seems to be.  Compare with the bright dense lines North of the river in the region from downtown to Willow Lawn Drive.


And then I add one more plank in this master plan: there are other people in this situation… I should move to a place where people like me would move…

Example 1: Fan dwellers who can’t afford private school could all move to Bon Air (23236 area code) and go to Perk cafe and send their kids to the Bon Air Community Center and then hop on the Chippenham parkway when they want to go to the VMFA or visit friends north of the River.

Example 2:  I could live in near Cheswick Park (23229 area code) in the near West End and hop on I-64 or Three Chopt Road  / Monument Ave when I want to go downtown to see VCU basketball games.

Young families who move to RVA from Brooklyn do their research and quickly realize what I am just now seeing… While the Fan is not the place to move if you have kids,  there must be ANOTHER semi-walkable place besides the Fan where Greater Richmond families could live together and foster healthy community and culture.

I don’t want to live in a soulless cul-de-sac. I want my kids to live in a health formative culture… I want them to ride bikes in the street with the other neighborhood kids and run around in the woods. I want them to walk to the pool and feel safe. I should not have to chauffeur my children everywhere. I am not going to risk thinking “maybe someday the schools will be good” in the City of Richmond when I can move to a place where the schools are already definitely good RIGHT NOW. Those suburban neighborhoods are attracting the families that I want to live near, and if I move there, I can build community there with them.


As the world’s largest critic of the Southside, I know that even **considering** moving south of Chippenham parkway is a radical departure from my previous Fan-snobbery… but I can see no other option than to move South or West outside the traditional Richmond Virginia boundaries. One thing that sort of inspires me is the idea that I can maybe play a part in making the Greater Richmond suburbs less boring. Will I contribue to a music festival at Stony Point or Regency Malls? Will I start or join a Facebook group connecting people who live in my suburban neighborhood?  These sorts of ideas make me “expectantly wait” (versus dreading) moving to the suburbs.

I expect that my views and perspectives will shift over time as I continue to have discussions on this topic. I fully expect to find out that other people have thought about this before I have, and I hope that they are able to impart wisdom to me about what it means to move between downtown RVA fun and suburban RVA living.


This is a Strava Map of Bon Air pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Notice: (1) some evidence of access to Bon Air from James River Parks System / Pony Pasture (top).  (2) High density usage near the Powhite Park (center right) trails connected to Forest Hill Area (right) via Janke road. (3) High density traffic around the Robious Road Sports Complex (lower left). (4) Lack of pedestrian traffic along the Powhite Creek(middle left), especially near the Juvenile Detention Center. (5) Pedestrian-friendly cul-de-sac road in Brighton Green (bottom) right where the Powhite Parkway meets Midlothian Turnpike. (6) Overall darkness of the Bon Air area compared to the Fan & Museum District (top right) (6)

Norm Core and Cargo Shorts

Some fashion experts have declared a trend: normal looking clothing, or Norm Core.

Other fashion experts recently began an information campaign disparaging Cargo Shorts as being some sort of social faux pas. I often see articles encouraging wives and girlfriends to secretly replace their significant other’s cargo shorts with “more fashionable” items.


I like Cargo Shorts. I think they are incredibly practical AND comfortable. I am not sure if this makes me Norm Core or a counter-cultural hipster, but I am going to keep wearing them with flip flops to barbecues and other summer events.


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I don’t really care if you disagree, but feel free to comment!


Amazon taking over the world

I am mildly obsessed with the impact of technology on culture. One of the great examples of this in the last 10 to 20 years is the rise of … and the resulting “creative destruction” it left in its wake. I watched it happen!

First Example: Internet Commerce Decimated Retail Bookstores and Music Stores

My first memory of Amazon is in Ann Arbor the late 1990s, when one of my roommates purchased textbooks online from Amazon TAX FREE.  I found it amazing that he could purchase books far more cheaply than the high prices at the official college bookstore.  Besides meeting up at the cafe in the Student Union to study, other cheap forms of underage / alcohol-free entertainment were: (1) browse CDs at the Tower records listening stations and, (2) browse books at the massive “original” Borders Books just off campus (3) Rent a video from the campus video store.

Fast forward 10 or 15 years… Tower records closed in 2006 due to competition with online CD purchase and free MP3 downloads. The last Borders closed in 2011 including the original Ann Arbor mega-store. Video stores (particularly Blockbuster) don’t exist anymore.

What happened? Over time, access to online information and online purchasing made retail stores commercially insolvent and culturally irrelevant. If people can carry hundreds of books and thousands of songs in their pocket, what is the point of going to a book or record store? Even if you want real books or CDs, you can order them directly to your house.

Over the last 20 years, I have watched technology slowly change the way that regular people do things. The rest of this article gives some examples and observations from my life, and walks you through why I am so interested in all the crazy things that Amazon (and others) are doing to re-shape the cultural and commercial landscape. How will technology continue to change society? this is something I am very interested in! 

24/7 Internet Connectivity Has Evolved Since The Olden Days

Obviously, Amazon is part of a larger phenomenon in the last 20 years — the rise of constant internet connectivity. When I was a freshman in college, most people did not even have email addresses or know what the ‘@’ sign meant. In the dorms, most people went to the computer lab to “get online.” If you wanted to use the internet from anywhere else, you had to dial up to the internet using an ultra-slow internet connection via modem.

People nowadays are used to having the internet on their cell phones. In the 1990s, cell phones (aka  “Car phones”) were mostly used for emergency phone calls. When my friends started to buy [pocket-sized!] cell phones in 2001, we used them like regular phones, to call people and have voice conversations. We did not text or web surf on our phones; this was mostly because the cell phone companies charged people exorbitant amounts for sending SMS texts and for access to a substandard, clunky version of the internet made for small screens.

And then in the 2000s, technology started rapidly changing.  It seemed like every couple years, another “game changing” technology came along and subtly altered the ways that people shop, communicate, and relate to each other.   Google arrived in 2000 with an amazingly superior search engine. In 2003, I remember being amazed with digital cameras and with friends who could send picture messages on their phones.  In 2004, wikipedia, blogs and gmail went mainstream and changed the way people shared information. In 2005 we got Myspace and Craigslist and internet forums and Google Maps. People started replacing dial-up with in-home wifi networks and using their digital video cameras  I to upload these things called YouTube videos.

Then, people started to adapt their habits to these new technologies. People stopped thinking that online dating was only for creepers. Sometime between 2004 and 2006, Facebook was invented, killed off MySpace, and became the de facto way to share pictures. In 2008 and 2009, the iPhone and the android phone were introduced, allowing people to surf the REAL INTERNET on their phone. I remember the AMAZED FEELING I had when I realized I could ordering a pizza WHILE DRIVING HOME FROM WORK and know that the pizza delivery guy would be arriving to my house 20 minutes later exactly as I was arriving home. I could print a picture to my wireless printer from my smartphone! I WAS LIVING IN THE FUTURE!

I should have listened to the rumors of big changes

Going back to college for a second, I have to say that IN THE 1990s the futurists warned us that the “new Economy” of  E-commerce would supplant the “bricks and mortar” retail stores like Circuit City, Kmart, Sears, and Best Buy. They were right, but most people didn’t really understand until later what was happening.

In retrospect, I can see this change in concrete events in my social group. Some of my friends graduated from college and moved to California to work for “dotcom” startups, but I just saw this as them getting jobs. I  had friends who left college in 1999 to work for consulting firms that helped corporations make their computer systems Y2K compliant, and helped them ultra-fast T1 cable internet and cisco routers. I just saw this as “My college roommate is good with computers” versus “the internet will soon be fast and ubiquitous”

I can see now what I could not see then — technological changes which at first seem like novelties in individual people’s lives, actually affect the larger society in profound ways.

I am now constantly keeping my ear to the ground for the next big thing, and trying to predict how it will affect THE FUTURE!

Amazon (and others) have been doing big things in the 2010s.

In this decade, I have watched Amazon make some pretty substantial changes that seem to be having large effects on culture and commerce.  An I am not talking about selling books or Kindles. Some examples:

  • Amazon Prime — a subscription service that offers free delivery, and makes it super easy to search for and purchase pretty much everything with one click.
  • Amazon Mp3 — (now called Amazon Music) a strong alternative to iTunes where you can actually download the music you buy.
  • Amazon Prime music (2014)– free unlimited ad-free music streaming
  • Amazon Video — (live streaming of movies)
  • Amazon Fulfillment (Distribution) Centers — (to accelerate delivery times)
  • Amazon Fire Phones — (extinct after 2014, but a strong foray into the cutthroat smartphone market)
  • Amazon Now — (2015+) deliver within 2 hours)
  • Amazon Prime Air — DRONES — to deliver thing via air??!??!??!
  • Amazon Alexa — (a smart assistant akin to SIRI)
  • Amazon Prime Pantry – Order bundles of groceries and save money by subscribing to regularly deliveries of these supplies.
  • Amazon Storage — a way to backup your computer on the cloud
  • Amazon Cloud Services — (web-based software as a service)
  • Amazon Merch — (make your own tee shirts and mugs and keychains a la CafePress)
  • Amazon Payments — for mobile payments from your phone
  • Amazon Echo (2014) — a smart speaker akin to SONOS. responds to voice commands.
  • Amazon Go (December 2016) — Bricks and mortar Amazon stores that demonstrate Amazon Pay and may give starbucks and small markets a run for their money.
  • What is next?? 

Evidence of creative destruction as Amazon takes over the world

Meanwhile, there are stories in the news that indicate the commercial landscape is changing as the traditional stores are forced to compete with Amazon and other online retailers:

  • MALLS – say a large percent of retail space in the Unites States will soon be vacant due to people buying things online instead of stores.
  • BIG BOXES. Stand-alone stores like TARGET or Walgreens or Lowe’s – why drive 15 minutes to buy batteries or a hammer when you can have Amazon deliver them to you? Even big-box powerhouse Walmart is now starting to Amazonify and convince their customers to buy through
  • GROCERIES – Why lug baby over to the grocery  a store when you can have the groceries come to you? Kroger is now offfering ClickList services where you can order groceries online and pick them up in the parking lot or  I have them delivered to your house for a small fee.
  • ENTERTAINMENT – Why pay $15/ person for a movie or $250/month for cable when you can get all the movies and shows you want for next to nothing? Television is quickly un-bundling and going online while consumers are cutting the cord to cable providers such as ComCast. Online video services like NetFlix, Hulu are creating original concent to keep up with Amazon, and killing cable and on-air television advertising in the process. ESPN just fired dozens of their well-respected sports correspondents because they can’t afford their current business model.
  • NEWSPAPERS and Journalism — YOU WONT BELIEVE THESE 10 TRICKS TO SAVING YOUR MEDIA COMPANY!!! This one is a little bit obvious, but it is widely known that newspaper and magazine subscriptions have taken a financial hit from the migration of advertising dollars to online media like Google. (You can probably see an ad below that some business paid WordPress insert ar the bottom of my blog.) With retail stores going under, the money that Sears might have paid your local newspaper to place an underwear ad is now going to online ads placed by Amazon. Will people start paying to see news behind paywalls? Or will media companies continue to fire staffs and then publish viral listicle articles to bump up their pay-per-click ad revenues? No wonder “fake news” was the word of the year in 2016 (according to the highly respected reporters of BuzzFeed, anyways)
  • CARS? HOUSES? — All I know is that Sears &Roebuck used sell animals and houses from its famous (and defunct) Sears Catalog. If a thing can be shipped, I am sure Amazon will figure out a way to sell it to people.

Bracket Friends 2K17 — MARCH DADNESS’s_Basketball_Tournament


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241 Madness –>

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