I dream of retirement, a time when financial earning seems less necessary and the vain pursuits of glory have passed. There’s a long way to go still, but those greener pastures sit in my mind. I will always work when that time comes. In fact, I know what those three retirement jobs are already… Usher at My Local Baseball Stadium
In the spring of 2008, I published the 101 Things I Want to Do Before I Die. The 101 List was first popularized locally by AOL Vice Chair and sports magnate Ted Leonsis. It’s such a great exercise in visioning, plus I hadn’t checked off hits on the list in a long time, so I decided to revisit the list before the new year starts. Of the 101 things, I have completed 15 in the past 3 1/2 years. At this rate I should be done by the time, I’m 60! I did take the opportunity to revise a few uncompleted items on the list, which are noted with the word new. What are some of your lifetime goals? Family […]
The 2010 Major League Baseball playoffs begin today. For the first time in their 127 year history, the Philadelphia Phillies enter the postseason with the best record in baseball. Still no one knows who will win the World Series with that October Chill in the year… It’s my favorite sports season! Because baseball is the best sport! To celebrate, I put together a pictoral of some of my favorite baseball shots that I have taken over the past few years. I hope you enjoy, some are high quality, others tell a story like Barry Bonds’ 750th homer.
One of my favorite books of all time remains Turgenev’s incredibly haunting Fathers & Sons. The book, “concerns the inevitable conflict between generations and between the values of traditionalists and intellectuals.” The crazy stories of generational conflict and care between men, unconquerable romantic love, and the constant strife between nihilism and traditional values reminds me of my 20s. My Dad and I had some tough times. Ironically, the only thing that kept our tenuous relationship in place was a third kind of love, the love of the baseball diamond. With the Phillies going deep into the playoffs this year, it’s been a joy talking baseball on the phone with him. A native Philadelphian, I grew up watching the Phillies of […]