Flaws, We All Have Them

Worth a reboot…

Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey

Fernando Tatis, Jr. is the fresh face of baseball. He has the physique, speed, and power seen as the 21st Century, athletic ideal.

And yet, he has a humble, gracious heart with a deep abiding faith in God, which he has expressed. When it sounded like there was a shooter at large inside a baseball park recently, he raced with his blinding speed to the stands to protect some children of his teammates. Later, security discovered the shooter was outside the stadium, a much lesser threat to life and limb.

He plays the game with a joy I have not seen since my boyhood when I watched the oldest living Hall of Famer, Willie Mays.

Like a tragic figure in a classic drama, he has an abiding flaw. He plays so hard he is prone to injury, particularly in his left shoulder. He injured it Friday night with the possibility…

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For the Birds

“You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.” Sharon Creech, an American novelist.

Actually I cannot keep our local birds from making nests with my hair. My spouse Kristine cuts my hair in the backyard and we see it later in their nests.

I guess it figures since I have an aquiline nose, was born the year of the rooster and have bird legs. Chirp, caw, cock-a-doodle-doo.