The Ghosts of Chicago White Sox Drafts Past

Although Major League Baseball has been around since 1869, the baseball draft is relatively new. I would have thought it started in the 1930s or maybe 1950s, but the first Free Agent Amateur draft was in 1965. Thus, tomorrow's Major League Baseball draft which begins...

110 Fun Facts from Th Fact Site

Bet you didn't know today is "Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day"... Here a 100 things you might know, but... then again, you might not. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day!...

Memoir: Radio, News, Humor, and Fake Facts

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” – Unknown (although often attributed to P.T. Barnum) Off and on for twenty years, I worked in broadcasting, most often as an announcer or news person, often writing and producing commercials, occasionally as a sports announcer,...

Bowling, Handicaps, Sandbagging, and Pride

I did something at the bowling alley yesterday I'm quite proud of, but maybe I shouldn't be. After you read this tell me, should I have been proud of what I'd done? It was the first day of the Senior Summer League bowling. It's a day of some excitement for new...

Short Story: Six Hits in a Row

Sam felt good. Everything about his life at this moment, on this day, was incredibly good, great, wonderful, fantastic with a capital ‘tastic!’ For the past three hours, he’d been trying to figure out why trying to pinpoint the moment this feeling started. But there...

Sometimes, It’s a Slow News Day

This plaque could hang just about anywhere in the world because nothing of note, at least historically, happened on that particular day. However, 200 years later on September 15, 1972, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook Northern Illinois. I remember that day because I...

Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Origin by Dan Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars Stupid! That's the first word that comes to mind as I begin my attempt to describe this book. After the DaVinci code, Dan Brown's books have been gradually going downhill. This one may not have reached the bottom, but if...

Nature and Your Mental Health

What this is saying, is get off your derrière and get outside. Take a walk, go on a hike, jog someplace, or at the very least sit on your front porch or steps. Spend a moment looking at the trees, plants, flowers, water, clouds, or maybe the ants crawling along the...

Book Review: Scumble

Scumble by Ingrid Law My rating: 5 of 5 stars Scumble is the second of a three book series by Ingrid Law for middle grade readers (Savvy [a Newbery medal honoree], Scumble, and Switch). It's the story of a special boy and how he learned to be special. On their 13th...

Sayings of Caledon Pritz

Not Guessing

“Got my glasses fixed yesterday. I’m really pleased cuz they were cleaned, too. Now I’m not guessing as much when I drive.” ~ Caledon

Barking

“I thought the neighbor’s dog finally went to sleep, but apparently, there was still another hours worth of important barking to do.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Closure

Maybe you’re waiting for closure, even though you’ve already gotten it.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Waste

Life’s a waste of time.” ~ Caledon

Applause

If no one applauds when you walk on stage, does that mean you aren’t there?” ~ Caledon Pritz

Being Old

A man is not old until his ears are too big for his head.” ~ Caledon

Dreams

If you’re not building your own dreams, then whose are you building?” ~ Caledon Pritz

For Some

For some life is a catastrophe, for others it is merely an apostrophe.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Look Out…

“Be careful Mrs. Butterworth, things could get a bit sticky around here.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Gifts

Don’t let the past steal your gifts.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Caviar or Peanut Butter

A $200 ounce of caviar is no more filling that a 20¢ ounce of peanut butter.” ~ Caledon Pritz

The Day

“Either you run the day, or you run away.” ~ Caledon

Yesterday

Yesterday might have been terrible, but stop fretting about it. You made it to today, and that’s good.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Life

A difficult thing about life is letting things be what they are rather than trying to make them what you want them to be” ~ Caledon Pritz

Life… Again

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% what happens to you, or is it the other way around?” ~ Caledon Pritz

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