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Black Dog and Me – Life With Depression

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I’ve spent over 23 years dealing with soul crushing depression. It started in 1994, and has now been affecting me for nearly 2/3rds of my life. It sucks. There have been major advances in pharmaceuticals, and yet there is no cure. Only long term treatment. Combined with undiagnosed Obstructed Sleep Apnea, and I tended to […]

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Health and Wellness

Product Review: Vega Clean Protein Chocolate

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Since I started the new weight-loss and fitness lifestyle, I tend to try new protein powders to make smoothies out of. My most recent adventure was with Vega Clean Protein Powder. Vega claims it’s product is non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, no artificial flavors, and no dairy or soy. Instead, it pulls its protein from pea, hemp, […]

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Spaghetti Squash with the garlic and mushroom marina sauce.
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Vegan Garlic and Mushroom Marinara

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This weekend I made Autumn Calabrese‘s Fixate Marinara sauce for my vegetarian lasagna rolls. I enjoyed the flavor, and really enjoyed the fact that I could control the sodium content of what I was eating. However, I prefer garlic and mushroom red sauce. So I sat down and drafted a recipe based off of the […]

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Jim Ward is no Plagiarist, and Kindly Stop Saying So

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Jim Ward The following is a Facebook screed that my dear friend and literary hero, Jim Ward wrote on today’s date. I am republishing it here so that I don’t have to search through Facebook to find it later. Jim wrote hundreds of games and books that I’ve played or read over the years, and […]

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Sports

Cubs Baseball: The American Institution

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Cubs Baseball and My History WGN broadcast Cubs Baseball. This much is certain. WGN also worked a negotiation to be on every cable package across America. That negotiation lead to a young Kentucky kid growing up to be a life-long Chicago Cubs fan. Baseball is one of those things that I love. In fact, behind […]

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Hard changes – Diet, Exercise, Fitness Week 1 Day 4 Thoughts.

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The hard changes for working towards a better physical life have been made. I’m trying to move forward and not be this shell of an obese person anymore. It’s going to take persistence, and effort on my part… and I’m 100% okay with that. I had a spark, I knew something needed to change, so […]

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Robert McGregor – A Calculus of Color – Book Review

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Robert Kuhn McGregor is a emeritus professor of history from the University of Illinois-Springfield. He taught among other things, a course on baseball. Using that career’s worth of knowledge, McGregor takes swing at the history behind the integration of the American League. Lesser known than the Jackie Robinson story, it is a story of courage […]

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Fiction The Devil's Deal

Chapter 1 of the Devil’s Deal

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Greetings friends, I’m taking the plunge and working on my first book, which I hope to publish via Amazon by the end of the year. But to get your taste buds wet, I’ve decided to publish Chapter 1 of The Devil’s Deal here as a taste. Keep your eyes open for the novel just in […]

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1987 Topps - 384 - Johnny Grubb
1987 Topps Autograph Collecting Baseball

384 – 1987 Topps – Johnny Grubb

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The San Diego Padres drafted Johnny Grubb in the first round of the 1971 free-agent draft, with the 23rd over-all pick. Grubb played his college baseball for Florida State University. Previously, he played prep baseball for Meadowbrook High School in Richmond, Virigina. His major league début came as a September call-up on September 10, 1972. […]

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1987 Topps - 83 - Mike Davis
1987 Topps Autograph Collecting Baseball

1987 Topps – Mike Davis

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The Oakland Athletics drafted Mike Davis in the third round of the 1977 free-agent draft, with the 69th over-all pick. Davis played his college baseball for San Diego Mesa Junior College. Previously, he played prep baseball for Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, California. His major league début came on April 10, 1980, pinch-hitting […]

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