Go to baseball games – it doesn’t matter who is playing – I just like the pageantry of it…the rituals…the sound of the bat hitting the ball…the crowd roar….a hot dog…watching the umpire “pull the chain” on third strike call…the manager handing the ball to a relief pitcher…I could go on and on. When I’m there I don’t think about the world “out there” waiting for me when the game is over.
Help break away from the grasp of regret.
I want to be grounded and centered.
Trying to “be here now” — enjoying the “third act” of my life since retiring. Perhaps the best and most surprising aspect is my role as a grandfather.
Just sitting and watching the waves on the ocean — it’s all so…monotonous and the same…and yet…it isn’t. It’s hard to take your eyes off of it. It’s simply a natural phenomenon that is so extraordinary.
My teachers and mentors.
I have literally “bumped” into and actually spoken to several famous people here and there — airports, city streets, etc. The number one incident was Ringo Starr in London in 1972, Bart Starr (Green Bay quarterback in the 60s) in Salt Lake City in the 90s, Julian Bond in D.C., Ed Bradley (60 Minutes reporter) at Atlanta airport, Rich Little (comedian/impersonator) in Hollywood, Sarah Jaroz (singer) at an airport, and John Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful) at Disneyland.
My initial reflection was taking inventory of things…books, clothes, etc. This helped me realized how blessed and abundant my life is overall — I’m certainly not in want for anything. Finally, I considered what I take for granted and what came to mind was water. Most of us don’t give a second thought to how much we use AND waste and yet there are others around the world who struggle for clean healthy water. That seems to me the most basic “need”
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