Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
As 2013 unfolds there are many uncertainties.
Some of the future prompts unrest like the concerns and fears surrounding congressional tax hikes, budget cuts and a “fiscal cliff.”
Some of the future prompts hope; after all, as a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan hope despite the past is burned into my DNA.
Some of the future prompts joy; like the joy felt by my friends Ben and Kristin Kindred who married Monday.
The future may be uncertain, but there are future dates scheduled:
Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
Since I was very young I’ve been a baseball fan.
As a fan with a limited budget, televised games, box scores, recaps and baseball books often satisfy my fascination with major league baseball.
This summer, like many summers, I planned and read a few baseball books.
In May I wrote my review of The Baseball Codes by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca, a fascinating perspective of the culture of the game within the game.
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
Subtitled “A Ballplayer’s Inside View”, The Game From Where I Stand by Doug Glanville is just that, “an inside view.”
I wasn’t certain what to expect when I began read Glanville’s book. As a baseball fan, and specifically a Chicago Cubs fan, I only knew Glanville as an outfielder. He was a decent hitter — who was pretty quick on the base paths. He was also a very capable outfielder who compiled an astounding 293-game errorless streak.
I didn’t know if his book’s “inside view” would be filled with scandalous allegations, tiresome self-promotion, or effusive praise for teammates.
This is a preview of
The Game From Where I Stand by Doug Glanville
. Read the full post (378 words, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
With my dad’s influence I grew up a baseball fan. We played catch on the sidewalks. We played wiffle ball in the front yard. We listened to games in the car. We watched games in the living room. I still have some baseball cards from 1970 the first season I bought my own baseball cards.
The Chicago Cubs were then and still are my favorite team. My dad had been a Cubs fan and Milwaukee Braves fan growing up.
This is a preview of
Breaking News: Cubs Fan Says Something Good About A Cardinals Player
. Read the full post (963 words, estimated 3:51 mins reading time)
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
“Of all the four-letter words that are taboo, nothing damages the reputation of an athlete like the word quit.” 1
I am a life-long Chicago Cubs fan.
Throughout his career Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt was called a “Cubbie Killer” because of his success against the Cubs.
So when Mike Schmidt retired abruptly a few years ago many Cubs fans felt relief. I felt sad. He was a great adversary.
Injuries to Schmidt’s rotator cuff added to his collection of aches and pains. Then after a poor start to the season, Schmidt suddenly chose to announce his retirement.
Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 in Uncategorized
Web 2.0 is cutting edge. Google’s new Chrome OS will use web apps exclusively. This post concludes the list of my favorite FREE web apps.
I’ve used reQall to leave myself voice mails. reQall converts my voice mails into text. reQall Standard is the free service. “It lets you organize tasks, ideas and important notes in one place and have reminders delivered at the right time.”
Shape Collage Online
I’ve used Shape Collage on my Mac for a while. It’s a cute and clever web app that takes my photos and creates a, yes, collage out of them.
This is a preview of
The Best of the Rest – Web Apps You Want To Know About, pt 3 of 3
. Read the full post (462 words, 1 image, estimated 1:51 mins reading time)
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 in Uncategorized
How do you start blog entitled mysilentscream?
It sounds like a bastion for the emo, morose or the passive-aggressive. If that’s you, welcome! If not, don’t go away yet!
I plan to rant and rave throughout mysilentscream‘s lifespan. So where do I begin?
At the risk of alienating many of you, I’ll reach into my heart.
I have learned joy, and sorrow, the promise for tomorrow and the dashes of hope for today. I have learned to persevere and I’ve learned to be a realist. I have been crushed with disappointment and been propped up for another day.