Apr 162012
O: Oz

I know that for a majority of people, Oz is the place over the rainbow that Judy Garland’s Dorothy traveled to.  But that is only a small part of the story. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is just the first of fourteen full-length Oz books that Baum wrote. I grew up on Oz books, generally getting one […]

Apr 022012
B: Baseball

I don’t really remember a time that baseball was not part of my life.  My mother followed the Giants and I grew up on baseball and the radio. Now, every Spring brings the promise of baseball and the sound of the radio giving me the play-by-play as I pull weeds, do the dishes and other […]

Apr 102010
Half a Year Gone

It’s been six month’s now since being escorted off my place of work.  I didn’t think I would be able to do it, but this time, this layoff did not put me down in the abyss of depression and despair.  Instead, despite the financial stress it has put on my partner and me, I am […]