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…

Writing Archive – World Series Essay

I believe this essay about baseball’s World Series was written early in high school.  I can tell because the Chicago Cubs still didn’t have lights in Wrigley Field!  Here’s a baseball flashback from the archives, complete with my grade and teacher’s remarks… Baseball fans wait impatiently for each October to arrive and bring along the…