Tag: 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 »

A Lenten Fast From Twitter

A Lenten Fast From Twitter
When we think of fasting, we often relate it to food. Restricting the amount or a particular kind of food is a common practice. During Lent, many Catholics “give something up” until Easter Sunday. Almost every year I give up some kind of food as well, usually sweets or some such. It isn’t just about... 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 »
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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 »

A to Z Challenge: Y is for Yak!

A to Z Challenge: Y is for Yak!
I could have gone with Yoan for this one, Yoan Moncada being the best prospect in the White Sox organization and the biggest get in the Chris Sale trade. That’s some low hanging fruit for sure. Instead, I’m going to do a little self-promotion about a new project that I’m really excited about. A couple... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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A to Z Challenge: F is for Fly

A to Z Challenge: F is for Fly
I was going to go with Funk, sort of the reason I started this challenge in the first place, but I really like Fly for this one because I’m in a historical/social theory kind of mood. So, F is for Fly as in Fly the Arrow. You may not be on Twitter or follow the... Read more »