The Last Enemy

Warning: The following post is presented without humor. Really. “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” – J.K.Rowling, written on James and Lily Potter’s tombstone. I was first exposed to death at an early age. My great aunt Nelly had been in our lives forever, but her new husband George had not. When … Continue reading “The Last Enemy”

It’s Raining Candy Bars

April 13, 1978. Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. Andrew and I were there. As usual we packed a bagged lunch, hopped the subway, and bought outfield upper deck seats for a game against the White Sox. As we entered the Stadium, we were each handed a small, square chocolate bar. A Reggie bar, to be … Continue reading “It’s Raining Candy Bars”

Original Fiction: Invaders

I mentioned previously that I still had the story I wrote the night the NY Islanders won their first Stanley Cup. Without further ado, here it is. I’ve been living in this area all of my life and I don’t think I ever saw anything quite like it. They came in droves, crowding into what … Continue reading “Original Fiction: Invaders”

Now On Deck

It’s not a book contract, but my publishing career has taken a small step forward… The editor of a Yankees blog (www.startspreadingthenews.com) read one of my baseball posts and asked permission to reprint some of them on his blog. The first one appears today, concerning my chance encounter with Lou Piniella. I invite everyone to … Continue reading “Now On Deck”