Posts Tagged: GNABRT

Hope swings two ways

Today, I was working hard on the outside landscaping (more on that in tomorrow’s post). Most of the time, when I’m out front doing something that will take a while, I plant my iPhone on top of my fence and run a playlist to keep me company (and distracted from the sweat). Since I start… Read more »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »

Of two minds

It’s amusing to use my horoscope sign to explain some of my more contradictory traits. For example, how I have a degree in Advertising and another in Accounting. How I can create complex macro-driven workbooks at the same time as I publish a company newsletter filled with humor and imaginary “articles”. How I can rationally… Read more »

Under promise or under deliver?

Right about this same time last year. Weird how that works out. Does that mean I’m repetitive or just harping on the subject? Oh, I see I’m musing out loud (in type) again before I’ve brought you into the conversation. Whups! I’ve gone over with you how the weather has given me more opportunity and… Read more »

Who knew the stock market had a heart?

I’ve spent the past week and a half watching myself become unretired and retired again so many times my head is spinning. The stock market has gone into whack-a-mole mode and there doesn’t seem to be any rationality left in the markets. At the risk of boring all of you, a quick primer on the… 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 »