Autumn Superstitions


We are well into spooky October, and superstition is in the air. The baseball playoffs are a stressful time for fans, and this year I was interviewed by Dave Skretta, an Associated Press reporter writing a story pegged to the long suffering Chicago Cubs, who are in the playoffs and hoping to erase the 80-year-old Billy Goat Curse. When the article appeared, I was delighted to see that Skretta had included this passage about my father:

“It’s worth noting that Vyse grew up a Cubs fan, though he’s been rooting for the Red Sox since he moved east. And his father was a lifelong Cubs fan who never saw them win a World Series title.”

p4i-qwxuOn October 7th, I appeared on Boston’s WCVB TV evening magazine program Chronicle. The subject was superstition, and the story reported a number of interesting Chinese superstitions and superstitions of the theater.

You can watch the first segment, which features me, by clicking here. I make only a brief cameo in the second segment, which you can watch here.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the delights of autumn.