Fielding a Ground Ball

“Get in front of the ball!  IN FRONT of the ball!”  Dreaded words from my little league coach, words sometimes yelled across the infield for encouragement, other times yelled as he towered over me, red-faced, hands on hips. I loved playing baseball.  I loved being on the team, practicing, throwing and catching, I loved the […]

Lady Luck and the Salvation Army Band: Some thoughts on freedom

A few years ago I witnessed a parable in a parade as two floats rolled by me in the midst of the local Fourth of July parade.  “Lady Luck,” shapely and seductive, painted on the side of a huge Bud Lite truck slowly rolled past.  The truck pulled a trailer promoting a local radio station.  […]