Category: writing

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 »

Golfing Out the Season

Golfing Out the Season
I finished the A to Z challenge a little while ago and what I intended to be a short break, has turned into a bit longer. After 26 blogs sort of inspired by the White Sox, I feel kind of tapped out regarding our 4A team on the South Side. I’m feeling good about the... Read more »
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A to Z Challenge: X is for X

A to Z Challenge: X is for X
As in Generation X, as in my people. Long ago in what seems like another life, when I was in grad school round 1, I wrote a long essay about Generation X. I’m not quite sure where it’s gone to at this point. I remember vaguely trying to publish it in the Chicago Reader once... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: W is for Waiting

A to Z Challenge: W is for Waiting
A bit of a departure today but not entirely. As far as the White Sox are concerned, and especially us, the fans, we are in a waiting mode for at least another year. It isn’t a bad wait either, as long as they keep playing relatively good baseball. I don’t know about everyone else, but... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: T is for Time

A to Z Challenge: T is for Time
I’m going a bit into the “Stuff” category for this blog. If you are looking for hot White Sox takes, come back tomorrow. Maybe. I’m struggling to come up with a U topic. Maybe the legend of Uribe, but we’ll see. Anyway, today is all about time, or lack of it. The A to Z... Read more »
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A to Z Challenge: B is for Boring

A to Z Challenge: B is for Boring
That’s right I said it. Baseball is boring. It’s not as boring as football or the NBA regular season, but it’s definitely in a bit of funk over the last few years. Baseball maven, Joe Sheehan put his finger on it last year (or was it two years ago?) when he wrote about the great... Read more »

Blogging from A to Z: White Sox and Stuff Edition

Blogging from A to Z: White Sox and Stuff Edition
Came across this great idea today through the Twitter machine. Susanna Sturgis was looking for a way to get back into her blog as she is working on a novel. The result was 26 posts in roughly 26 days. She took Sundays off. I saw it and immediately thought, Abreu. Not sure if that was... 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 »
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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 »