Tralfamadore-Five
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Posted by Paul on May 15, 2014 | Short Link

Let’s say that, like Billy Pilgrim, you are one day abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore and placed in a Tralfamadorian zoo habitat. The Tralfamadorians, who exist in four dimensions and thus have the ability to see the entire history of the universe from inception to destruction, know that there is no such thing […]

Fear not, my friends
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Posted by Paul on March 22, 2014 | Short Link

But fear not, dear traditionalists! To find that place where people do play baseball for the love of the game, you only need to think back on your life for a moment. For me, it was a large empty lot behind the apartment complex I grew up in. With the wooden fencing of a housing […]

The Game Closet
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Posted by Paul on February 3, 2014 | Short Link

I finished up a card & dice replay of the 1977 New York Yankees with Strat-O-Matic baseball a little over a month ago. In the meantime, I’ve been tabulating the stats for that project, as well as playing some soccer and a little football here and there, too. But though I have a bunch of […]

Accountability Partners
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Posted by Paul on April 13, 2013 | Short Link

When I was eight years old I briefly owned a turtle. Like, for a day. I don’t remember where he came from: pet store? a friend? found crawling in the garden? No idea. I kept it, unadvisedly, in an old aquarium that happened to be wasting on the back porch of my Grandparent’s house in […]

Opening Day!
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Posted by Paul on April 1, 2013 | Short Link

For the thirteenth year in a row (minus one that I don’t count), I’ve taken this day off from work to revel in the splendor that is Opening Day. It’s a holiday for me, Pagan as it is, but I relish it. A new season with new hopes and an opportunity for wholehearted enthusiasm and […]

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