Same Thing, Different Meaning Dad approached the new JAA season exactly like the one a year before. We started with the fundamentals of running the bases, throwing, and fielding for a few practices before working on hitting and game situations. Like the year before, Tom was on the team and his dad assisted as a… Read More The Speed of Life: Same Thing, Different Meaning
A New Year, A New Look My head reflexively pulled back at what I was seeing. Holy crap! I thought. I looked around my environment to take it all in: the posters; the books; my mom smiling back at me; the diplomas hanging behind her; and, finally, back up at the man who made this… Read More The Speed of Life: A New Year, A New Look
JAA: Confusion A few days after “The Rarity in Right Field” – as my miraculous catch came to be known – the Dodgers were mired in yet another losing effort during our last game of the regular season. This game was meaningless, so Dad and Tom’s dad talked it over and made the decision to… Read More The Speed of Life: Confusion
I Signed Up For This? Ordinarily, nothing could have torn me away from the Saturday morning cartoons. This particular Saturday morning was unique. This Saturday morning was the time to sign up for JAA baseball. There were dozens of dads and sons gathered in a lobby at the school when Dad and I arrived, most… Read More The Speed of Life: I Signed Up For This?
JAA Second grade was the first year I felt completely comfortable with school. There was no shock to my system when I learned that Mrs. McCord was my new teacher and was fully aware that there would be a bunch of new kids to get to know. I didn’t flip out when Tom wasn’t in… Read More The Speed of Life: JAA
Huh. Maybe I am the Only One The first day of the next school year was a traumatic one for me. First of all, I had to ride the school bus. There would be no more car rides with Mom. Now it was a daily bus ride with a bunch of neighborhood kids I largely… Read More The Speed of Life: Huh. Maybe I am the Only One
Yorktown The town of Yorktown, Indiana, sits neatly on Indiana’s State Highway 32 in scenic Delaware County. Located approximately six miles west of the heart of Muncie, the heart of Yorktown is situated on the south side of the junction of the majestic Buck Creek and the raging White River. The town proper was still… Read More The Speed of Life: New Friends