THE BATTING CAGE: One Story, Two Perspectives

Here's an interesting thing, a chance to get the same father-son story from the perspective of two writers.    Daniel, my son, had an interesting (not exactly tragic, but close) baseball experience when he was little, and later that night, after it happened, I sat and wrote the whole thing down, so I wouldn't forget. …

Reflecting on Father’s Day

I am a father. It was hard to believe then, and it's hard to believe now.  Life is a miracle.  I've seen it come and go.  As I once looked to my father, gone now some 23 years, my kids now look to me. They've exited the house, and it's quieter now.  No more sudden …

On the Occasion of a Son Turning 21

He's always been a surprise. Not that the expectation for something special wasn't there, but who this young boy I played catch with would become just wasn't on my radar.  The music piece, in a generic sense, didn't surprise me; we've got singers in the family--some good ones (My uncle, closer in age to a …