The Judge - A Short Essay from 2017 (Excerpt from "Possibility is Everything")

The Judge - A Short Essay from 2017 (Excerpt from "Possibility is Everything")

Tree District Books has contracted with me to publish the follow-up to my successful book Impossible Is An Illusion. This month, I am culling through my previous writings and compiling the framework for this new book which will be titled Possibility is Everything.

One story, from a few years ago, that will become part of this new collection of motivational and reflective stories is the following one from September 2017.

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“Sometimes we forget to enjoy the moments and all of the little accomplishments along the way.  We fast forward to the next thing.  And when we do all of this, we lose a little bit of the present.” 

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June 11, 1995 (Book Excerpt from "Impossible is an Illusion")

June 11, 1995 (Book Excerpt from "Impossible is an Illusion")

The following passage comes from my book of motivational essays titled Impossible is an Illusion.  This book is available on Amazon and other book sellers.

This motivational story has a distinct Yankees theme so I'll share it here.

(We have shared this story previously, but since it is a fan favorite and it’s the All-Star break, we will re-run this article today.)

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The Yankees in World War II

The Yankees in World War II

Today, June 6, 2019 is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. In honor of the great soldiers who sacrificed all for this wonderful country, I am re-posting this column on the Yankees who served in World War II.

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Over five hundred Major League baseball players enlisted or were drafted into the United States Armed Forces during World War II.  Of course, not all of these players saw combat or dangerous action.  In fact, during the war years there was some criticism that star players, being very athletic, were not more involved in combat.  This certainly wasn’t true of all big league players.  Former (and future) professional baseball players were present at most of the important engagements of the war.  This includes numerous players who wore the Yankee pinstripes.  The following list summarizes some of the battlefield action faced by Yankees players in World War II.

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June 11, 1995 (Book Excerpt from "Impossible is an Illusion")

June 11, 1995 (Book Excerpt from "Impossible is an Illusion")

The following passage comes from my book of motivational and reflective essays titled Impossible is an Illusion (Wipf and Stock Publishers).  

This story has a distinct Yankees theme, and since we now have so many new readers and visitors, I will once again share this motivational passage here.

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This is one of those stories that, at once, is hard to believe, but it is the absolute truth.  This is one of those stories that remind us all that failure need not be permanent.  This is true even for people who are considered the greatest of all time, for, you see, they weren’t always considered as such.

This seems like a story about baseball, but more, it’s a story about failure.  And success. 

Great success. 

Great success that came only after dismal failure.

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“Scattering the Ashes” Preview & Excerpt (Coming October 22, 2019)

“Scattering the Ashes” Preview & Excerpt (Coming October 22, 2019)

My first novel, Scattering The Ashes, will be published on October 22, 2019 by Artemesia Publishing and is now available for Pre-Order here.

The following is an except from Chapter 5. In this scene, early in the novel before his father passes, Sam Homes awakes in pain the morning after his longest training run as he is preparing for his first marathon – the New York City Marathon. He is feeling doubtful about his abilities as a runner. Soon the prospect of a fictional encounter with two former baseball stars changes his outlook on the day…

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The Real Story of Wally Pipp - (Future) Book Excerpt

The Real Story of Wally Pipp - (Future) Book Excerpt

Wally Pipp was one of the most misunderstood baseball players in history.  Today he is remembered more for missing a game with a headache than for his heroics on the ball field – and there were many!

In truth, Wally Pipp was a star.  He was one of the most important players on the first great Yankees teams.  But rather then being remembered for his excellence, Pipp is thought of as a player who sat out a game with a headache and never played again.  It’s simply not true.

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