Monthly Archives: August 2015

You can’t over prepare for the next scare

Sure, the most recent scare to South Florida has become no more than vapor in the air, but there’s always another threat in the future. In fact, there’s one threat that is always in the future during hurricane season and that preparation is ever more complex than merely getting extra water and batteries (although the batteries do… Read more »

Guess who’s coming to dinner

I’m not a worrier, so when I left for my 2 1/2 month Great North American Baseball Road Trip, I made what I deemed to be appropriate precautions and headed out from my home during the beginning of hurricane season. In the ensuing months, nary a hint of a threat appeared in the tropics or… Read more »

GNABRT follow-up 1 – From blog to book

Welcome to the “epilogue” section of the Great North American Baseball Road Trip blog.  I’ll be posting every now and then about things related in one way or another to my recently completed journey. Today, it’s about how to turn all those miles, stories and posts into a coherent narrative, or, in English, how the… Read more »

GNABRT Day 87 (really 75) – Eight is enough

It’s finally arrived.  Almost.  Nearly.  Just about. The final game of the Great North American Baseball Road Trip is tomorrow (Sunday, August 23rd) at Marlins Park in Miami.  Once the game is complete, I will have finished my (now) nearly three-month voyage to every baseball park in the major leagues to watch a game. In… Read more »

Ears on the back of my head

It’s been a little more than two weeks since my return home from the Great North American Baseball Road Trip and I am still doing my daily walks without my phone and accompanying music. Starting off in the pre-dawn morning offers a number of benefits, many of which I’ve enumerated before.  Of the most valued… Read more »

Let there be…halogen!

An all-too frequent (and perplexing) issue I faced in my hotel stops along the Great North American Baseball Road Trip was poor lighting in the bathroom. This is especially aggravating for things like holding a sharpened piece of metal against your neck and dragging it across at an angle.  It’s also annoying in a number… Read more »

Breaking up is easy to do

The unwinding of the Great North American Baseball Road Trip continues. Before I left on my grand journey, I puzzled over how to deliver the posts and blogs I planned on making throughout the trip.  I didn’t want to copy them and paste them in multiple media (Facebook, Twitter, my website, etc.). A solution presented… Read more »

Hair today, hairier tomorrow

The Great North American Baseball Road Trip gave me many ideas, not all of them related to baseball or writing. A number of my “learnings” related to my appearance.  I’ve already written about my clothing challenges.  Another idea that has sprung from the trip is what to do with my hair. I mentioned I was… Read more »

Write brained

  I’m a lefty and that means I’m right brain dominant.  Does that mean anything?  Actually, no.  It’s pretty much been debunked the whole left brain/right brain thing (despite the many “fun” tests and quizzes you are asked to try). But there’s no denying I like creativity.  I’ve always enjoyed reading others’ imagination.  I’ve always… Read more »