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. …

Choosing Knowledge: The Crisis of Knowing How We Know – 4

Life is hard. There are winners and losers in real time. When competing for jobs, someone doesn't get hired. When applying for colleges and grad schools, someone doesn't get in. When vying for federal funding, someone loses out. When applying for mortgage loans, somebody doesn't qualify. When plays get submitted to theatres, some are produced, …

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 …