There are lunar eclipses of the sun. Last night there was a filial eclipse of the Sonosopher, Alex Caldiero.
The event was the TV broadcast of stages 2, 3, and 4 of American Ninja Warrior. Isaac Caldiero, Alex’s son, was one of the finalists. This is the seventh year of the competition and no one had ever finished the course. Last night there were two finishers. Isaac made the last climb faster than the other man, Geoff Britten, and won the prize: $1,000,000.
HERE is a link to the last two stages.
What an athlete Isaac is. I once commented to Alex that, given Alex’s pronounced non-athletic lifestyle (he does all his physical training with a pen and notebook in hand), Isaac is no chip off the old block.
Au contraire, Alex replied. When I was growing up in Brooklyn I was one of the best ‘builderers’ in the neighborhood. We climbed buildings as sport. And I was damned good at it.
[photo from THIS SITE]
… lunch with Alex today. He claimed there was no eclipse involved, that Isaac had always been the more famous member of the family.