Friday, March 17, 2017
I've always agreed with TW about this and am finding a modified approach to this can actually help, even in slow pitch #softball. It's actually simple. If you swing down on the ball you will hit it on the ground, so go upward. But don't get under the ball. Hitting the ball hard into the air, at a slight angle, will result in more hits in the long run. Ground balls get through sometimes, but, basically, they suck.
#TedWilliams was the king of hitters, as far as knowing what you are doing.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
I just started writing, so don't look for it anytime soon, but maybe in mid-2018.
#sex #sexual #sexualfreedom
Sunday, March 06, 2016
America IS Great
Friday, January 15, 2016
Only Henniker On Earth
I first met the town of Henniker when I was twelve years old. My older brother had enrolled as a freshman at the young New England College and my family made a day trip in the early fall to visit him, 1958.
It's a peaceful little town, so it was a logical choice for the setting of my novel, Schmuel's Journey. The peace and quite is often disturbed a bit by the college students, but, otherwise, it really is peaceful. New England College opened its doors there in 1946. Henniker and I got started at about the same time.
The town is named after Sir John Henniker, a London merchant who had shipping interests in Boston and Portsmouth. Currently, there are just under five-thousand residents. The countryside is beautiful and a river runs through it, as you can see in the picture. That's the Edna Dean Procter Bridge, a solid stone arch bridge built in 1835. Looks like something out of ancient Rome.
Among the notable people who have spent time in Henniker is actress Geena Davis, who attended NEC. Henniker can also claim fame as the place where the game of paintball was invented.
The town offers skiing at Pats Peak, canoeing and kayaking in the Contookcook River, great foliage viewing in the fall and all the activities of New England College. If, for any reason, you needed to go on the lamb and hide out in plain site, this might be the town for you.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Greatness in Film.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Who Is James Bond?
Where Bond had a license to kill, Paladin didn't need one, for he lived in the #Wild West, where he made his living with a gun.
So who came first, Bond or Paladin?
Monday, August 03, 2015
What if things were different?
Have you ever wondered about your family history and considered what if some things happened differently?
On the left is my grandfather, Berardino Marini, as an eighteen year old in the #Italian mountain rangers, the #Bassiglieri. He looks noble and proud. Well, he didn't turn out so well. He came to this country, met his wife, then drifted in and out, getting my grandmother (Nonna) pregnant and leaving, then coming back and repeating the process. As my ninety-four year old aunt Elena says, "he was a drunk, a bad drunk." She is the last of his children still alive (my dad, Tony, died eleven years ago, his two older sister died earlier).
Berardino was so bad as a husband and father, that his younger brother Dominic (on right), who decided to move to #Oakland, CA, wanted to adopt young Anthony and take him along with his wife. Fortunately for me, that never happened. But what if it had? Would I have been born as a #California kid, a surfer, or a rock band star, or hippie who became Governor of the state, or a movie star....or not?
Just wondering on a beautiful night on Cape Cod.