Tag Archives: Father and Son

My Dad – a Book – and ‘Connection’

It’s been just about 9 years now since my dad passed away.  I had never been very close to him, my parents having divorced when I was 6 years old. This post is about a bit of extra connection coming … Continue reading

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Book: Sermon on the [pitcher’s] Mound

“I’ve never been very comfortable looking in the mirror. Life can be so much easier without the messy complication of self-examination.”  – Michael O’Connor, talking about the marriage relationship in his book Sermon on the Mound. It seems to me, … Continue reading

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Movies: All-Time Favorites – What made it possible

It was certainly a challenge to eliminate many movies and come up with a Top 25 All-Time Favorite Movies list. The ranking process was a bit easier than the elimination part. How did I cut some really wonderful movies from … Continue reading

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Movies: 2014 vs 2013

Thinking about a Top Ten list of movies for 2014 is a bit of a problem. First, I didn’t get to see as many movies this past year as I usually do. Second, I moved on November 1, and then … Continue reading

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Movies: Cook off – Journey or Road Trip

A couple of pretty good movies that happen to deal with food have opened in theaters in North America in the last several months. As everyone knows, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so movies that … Continue reading

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I take Inspiration wherever I can get it

“I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not “true” because we’re hungry for another kind of truth: the mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define … Continue reading

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Baseball, Books and the delight of Spring

“I didn’t ask for you to feel the way you do. You’re influenced by an illusion. Writers are magicians. They write down words, and, if they’re good, you believe that what they write is real, just as you believe a … Continue reading

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