Calm — The Payoff Of Hard Work

Ahhhh … that feeling one gets when a houseful of people leaves after six days or so and suddenly those noisy two children you’ve had living with you for 12½ and nearly 10 years, respectively, don’t seem quite as high-volume as before.   Quiet. That’s what I encountered when I got home from The Globe…
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Now Pitching …

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins made their latest roster move this week in yet another attempt to bolster their beleaguered bullpen.   The Twins, battered and bloodied by the Houston Astros over the course of three consecutive games at Target Field, announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Ryan McGaughey to a contract for the remainder…
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Are We Ready For The Road?

During each of the past couple of summers, I’ve taken Grace and Zach on what the kids call our Daddy/Daughter/Son trip, and another one is in the works sometime in the next several weeks. This year, as it turns out, that trip could be bigger and better than ever — and that’s admittedly a bit…
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Those Shots Are Money

“I should have never given in the first time.”   Has every parent uttered, or merely thought, those words at some point? I think, for the most part, I know when to tell Grace and Zach no, though my wonderful wife would point out at least one or two instances when this hasn’t exactly been…
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‘Back’ At It

Back at work Monday morning following an absolutely wonderful Easter weekend, I sit at my desk and try with mixed success to maintain a reasonably upright posture. Doing so is often more difficult than it should be, but a bit more effort than normal is being made today after the activities of the past couple…
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