January 2020
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Paternal Memories: How to Loan a Pen.

I lost my father five years ago this coming February – this is not something I actually spend a great deal of time dwelling upon, but rather he comes to mind at some of the oddest moments.

When I least expect it, he pops into mind – environments where I don’t think I would have […]

Baseball in Japan: Three More Games

Yokohama Stadium Lights

I’m winging my way south tonight – leaving the northern hemisphere, heading toward parts I’ve never visited before. I have been south before: South Africa and Swaziland – but I am very much biased toward the northern hemisphere in my travels.

While in Japan I attended three baseball games – on […]

Seoul Sunday: Bears, Trees, & Dinner

View from my hotel room in Seoul — third floor of the Hotel Manu. I would stay at Hotel Manu again.

My trip from Berlin to Seoul was long – and while none of the travel, in and of itself, was stressful, by the time I got to Seoul Saturday evening, I was completely […]

Not to Carp, but I went to Hiroshima to see BASEBALL!

Welcome to Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium, 3rd base side, 14th section, row 30, seat L231.

I will readily admit that the reason for my Japanese vacation is completely and utterly insane.

I went to Japan to watch the Hiroshima Toyo Carp play baseball.

At some point it occurred to me that I haven’t been […]

Present Failures: The Baseball Glove.

Yesterday, while killing some time, I picked up and started to read Mikey Walsh’s Gypsy Boy, an autobiographical tale of his upbringing as a Romany Gypsy in the United Kingdom.

He reflects back upon one of his Christmas presents – the ones when he received, as a four year old, a battery operated quad bike […]

Paw Sox Grand Slam, September 3, 2011

One swing, four runs, grand slam.

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in a nutshell.

Greenwich Cove

Yes, I fully intend on saying everything there is to say about Rhode Island in one lousy blog post.

Just kidding.

I spent three nights in Rhode Island and it’d be impossible for me to tell you everything that I did – honestly, there’s a lot more to Rhode Island than I […]

I’m high: Elevation 5,280 Feet

Sign at visiting team entrance.

My decision to visit my family in the mile high city of Denver was a rather spur of the moment decision—taking advantage of the long Easter weekend (and neatly avoiding Closed Germany).

Coming with such short notice I didn’t really have a chance to develop a to-do list. If […]

Mountains, Smountains… I came to see the Rockies!

Time to celebrate!

Thursday was a fine first day in the New World: I woke up at 3:30, local time, ready to roll. My main plan for the day: watching the Milwaukee Brewers lose to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

My wish came true.

Although, in the process, I froze myself: My father, […]

Coney Island & Cyclones

For years I’ve read about family fun out at Coney Island, yet I’ve never made the trek out there.

That changed yesterday when I headed out to see the Brooklyn Cyclones’ season opener.

At the conclusion of my meeting yesterday, in which I think progress was made on some important issues, I got my hair […]