Category: blogging

Permission to Write

Permission to Write
Stephen King ruined my writing. To be fair, he was only trying to help. He wrote an excellent memoir/instruction manual entitled On Writing in 2000. It was a fantastic read, an inspiration really. Unlike so many books on the craft of writing, King didn’t spend much, if any, time on the mystical, mysterious aspects of... Read more »

Writing as Practice

Writing as Practice
I’m going to violate one of Jimmy Greenfield’s rules of blogging and mention that it has been a long time since I’ve written here at White Sox and Stuff. It’s been a while since I’ve written anywhere or anything. This isn’t to apologize nor a very good explanation, I’m afraid. Things happened since October and... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zone

A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zone
And here we are, the end of the A to Z challenge. I didn’t quite finish it in twenty-six straight days, with Sundays off, but I feel pretty good. The first post was May 17th, so a little over a month and I’ve plunked down twenty-six posts, sort of related to the White Sox, but... Read more »
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A to Z Challenge: I is for Inspiration

Hello again! I was away from the internet for a few days, so the Challenge got put on hold. I meant to mention it at the end of H, but was in a rush to hit “publish.” It’s funny, there is no real pressure to publish at a given time, well except for Blogapollooza, but... Read more »

Been A While

Been A While
What is the point of this blog? That has been on my mind a bit lately. Since I started it, back in 2012 (wow, almost 5 years!) I had a general idea of what the point was, or better said what it wasn’t. I knew then, and still know, that I can’t write a summary... Read more »

At A White Sox Crossroads

At A White Sox Crossroads
If you read the last post, you know I, like the White Sox themselves, have pretty much written off 2016.  Turn out the lights, come back in February 2017 and get worked up for another season.  To be honest, after 2015 and that hypefest gone south, there wasn’t much coming into 2016.  The way the... Read more »
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Every Game!

Every Game!
Yep, you read right, I am going to watch or listen to at least one inning of every White Sox game this season.  I feel pretty good already, having gone three for three to open the season.  I’m pretty sure four for Oakland is doable because the game starts while I’m still at work and... Read more »

Gearing Up For the 2016 Season: Blogging Goals

Gearing Up For the 2016 Season: Blogging Goals
I try and keep up with my fellow White Sox bloggers, I really do.  There is a lot of good stuff out there.  Thank God I’m not a Cubs blogger.  I’d probably just sit at me computer and weep at all of the information to take in on a daily basis.  Even with my smaller... Read more »

This Blogger Life: The Impact of Teachers: All About The Love

This Blogger Life: The Impact of Teachers: All About The Love
If you’ve met me, chances are I made a self-depracating joke at some point in the conversation.  If you know me, you know that I don’t have a great deal of self-confidence, have a hard time believing in myself and am a borderline half-empty kind of guy.  However,there is one thing I’m sure of; I’m... Read more »
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This Blogger Life: The Impact Of Teachers: Intellectual Hero

This Blogger Life: The Impact Of Teachers: Intellectual Hero
He had a voice like a bullfrog because of a disease that affected his vocal cords.  Somehow that voice made him even more of a presence in class.  He didn’t call on a student so much as summon them.  Saying, “I don’t know” was simply unacceptable.  Those that tried to do so were given a... Read more »