Writing Archive – The Great Confusion

This upcoming Monday brings another birthday for yours truly, and another potential trip around the sun.  Some years ago on the eve of my 18th birthday, I wrote the following rather bleak piece on where I was in life.  Last year I wrote a reply to that young punk from “Future Me” to offer a current perspective:…

Writing Archive – Eggnog Gazette Excerpts

By now you’re probably wondering, how many school newspapers/magazines did this guy write for?  To be honest, many of these gigs were assignments.  The Eggnog Gazette I don’t remember well at all, but do know it came to life in fifth grade, making it probably the first official paper I worked on.  It was a…

Writing Archive – A Manager’s Point of View

When I was a kid I played Strat-o-Matic baseball.  A lot.  I mean, pretty much daily.  For the uninitiated, the baseball version of this game started back in the 1960’s, but really took off about a decade later when “advanced” versions of the game were released.  Each ballplayer has a stat type card with player…

Writing Archive – Senior Class Question and Answer

I recently unearthed a high school retrospective book that I never completed.  It involved putting in pictures and lots of journal entries.  Even though I loved writing in school, this format wasn’t really my thing.  One part I did complete – albeit smart-assedly – was a Q&A section.  I thought now would be a good…

Meeting Pete Townshend – Part II

If you missed Part I last week, here’s a quick link. And now, Part II… Caught back up with the gang at their hotel around 9:45 and we were on the road to the Windy City at 10:25.  I flittered between conversation, listening to cell phone calls (wishing I could make a few myself but…

Meeting Pete Townshend

The following is something I wrote for an internet chat group that focuses on The Who.  It was originally five separate pieces.  I have edited these from their original state, taking out friend’s names and removing language that only the chat group would understand.  This is now one complete story that I’ll post in two…