“The good rising fastball is the best pitch in baseball”. ~ Tom Seaver The 90 by 40 Project is the name Kevin Scobee has given his effort to train himself into throwing a baseball at 90 miles at hour — before he turns 40. That’s like a 40-year-old running a 4:30 mile or a sub-3-hour marathon. There’s a lot that goes into throwing a fastball. … Continue reading The 90 by 40 Project (by Kevin)
“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T.S. Eliot There are days when life seems much too unmanageable, When the ‘fate gods‘ have all conspired against me, When my powerlessness really pisses me off, When the Serenity Prayer is wholly undecipherable to me. Days in which it seems I’m in way, way over my head. On … Continue reading And the Wisdom to Know the Difference
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” ~ Book of Ecclesiastes We’d all probably sign on to this passage of scripture, because life is an ongoing cycle of beginnings and endings and change is our one constancy. But in this perpetual cycle, it is not often clear what season it is. Is it a time to be born … Continue reading To Fail or Succeed
“And then it happens: One day you discover that staying the same is scary and changing has become your new home.” ― Shannon L. Alder As I’ve shared with you before on some matters I’ve been a slow learner, like on embracing change. For some people it’s not like that. They make a permanent home of a life filled with change. Like my friend, Mark. … Continue reading Change as a Permanent Home
“We yearn for continued existence after death, though we don’t know what to do with ourselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” ~ Robert W. Funk Hmmmmmmmmmm. When Marsha shared this quote with me it stopped me cold in my tracks. I never thought of the “afterlife” quite in those terms, at least not since I was a kid when I thought the afterlife might be … Continue reading How Would YOU Spend Your Afterlife?