Monthly Archives: February 2021

BayCare Ballpark

It’ll be a few days yet before we arrive in Clearwater Beach, but the sign is there that will be hoisted above the entrance to the stadium, renaming Spectrum Field as BayCare Ballpark. It seems most appropriate, in this crazy … Continue reading

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Why My Father is My Hero – by Dick Allen, Jr.

As we continue to make preparations for heading to Clearwater Beach, envisioning a Spring Training that is going to be quite different from any before, I was touched by a social media posting attributed to Dick Allen Jr. His father, … Continue reading

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When Apes Start Coughing

It was in 2018 that I first discovered David Quammen as an author through his brilliant book, The Tangled Tree. He is a naturalist and a science writer, and you can get a feel for his thinking by visiting his … Continue reading

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The Case for Semicolons

From the Sunday New York Times Magazine, a snappy article by Lauren Oyler about use of the semicolon showing the sometimes arbitrary nature of punctuation. The piece was also re-posted by Jack Limpert, an honorary member of the grammar police. … Continue reading

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The New Long Life

Andrew J. Scott is a consulting scholar at Stanford’ s Center on Longevity, and professor of economics at London Business School where Lynda Gratton is a professor of management practice. The two have teamed up to write The New Long … Continue reading

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The One-Eyed Man Endeavoring

If you know a baseball player, give him or her a special hug today. If you know a professional baseball player, make that hug a bit longer – even if it’s virtual. I just finished reading the remarkable story of … Continue reading

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The Binary Brain in a Complex World

Nice book by the research psychologist Kevin Dutton. Not one that I’d necessarily rush out to buy, but some nuggets nonetheless. Here is my favorite thus far, midway through the book. It’s in the chapter on framing, pointing out that … Continue reading

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A Talented Artist Turns His Eye Toward Baseball

The talented artist Daniel Jacob Horine tells MLB.com how he got involved with doing comic book theme covers of select major league baseball players. My favorite of course is the one he just completed of Michael Jack Schmidt, which can … Continue reading

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