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  • Courtney Tompkins 7:27 pm on August 9, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Alex Katz, baseball, Boston Red Sox, , John Updike, , Ted Williams   

    A curve ball 

    The theme for the Face-to-Face series this month was baseball.  When Director Martin Sullivan was asked to present one of these talks, and told what the preferred subject matter was supposed to be, apparently his immediate response was “Baseball?…oh, John Updike!”  Most would not equate baseball with this acclaimed fiction writer.  However, in 1960, Updike wrote a magnificent essay, or perhaps meditation would be the better word, on Ted Williams’ last game for the Boston Red Sox.  Entitled “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” it is often considered one of the greatest pieces of sports writing in journalism. 

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  • Paul Lopreiato 9:30 pm on June 3, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , baseball, , , , , , lifestyle, paint   

    A Baseball Card Introduction 

    All (two) women in my life knew what company they wanted to work for. They established a goal, educated themselves, and worked to get to it. Currently, both are where they want to be.

    I am the opposite. I have no shining corporation on the (metaphorical) hill that I want to join. I think that makes me somewhat like the person I imagine reading this post. I’ve got professional interests – communication and marketing – and I’ve got a strong sense of who I am. It’s sort of a flowchart for life. (More …)

    • Francine Blume 6:35 pm on June 14, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What a great post! A person really does need to know who they are before they can start pursuing a specific career path. You have to answer to yourself more than anyone else. You have to make yourself happy and fulfilled. So you’ve got a great attitude and good luck with the process! Love the baseball card by the way.

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