February 23, 2014
February 22, 2014
It's beginning to look a lot like summer ... everyday in town.
When the Tigers are in Lakeland, Florida, getting ready for the season it's a great time to meet the players and talk a little baseball.
Writers Are the Best
Posted by Rick Heitmeyer at 8:50 PM
February 15, 2014
After he signed the baseball .... Me and Mr. Al Kaline., a photo by Rick Rock Radio on Flickr.
The day I met Mr. Kaline, again, was awesome!
Posted by Rick Heitmeyer at 8:45 AM
It was a different feel at Spring Training 2012. Big Daddy's little boy came to town to shake things up. A huge signing at the time, by the end of the playoffs in 2013, we were looking forward to Prince playing in Detroit only with a visiting team.
I can't wait for former Ranger Joe Nathan to strike Prince out to end the American League Championship Series next October. That will be a great day!
Let's go to Florida!!!
Posted by Rick Heitmeyer at 8:44 AM
January 30, 2014
Changes in the CoPa Squad
Finally, a Victory
Posted by Rick Heitmeyer at 7:37 AM
January 29, 2014
Decisions, decisions …We haven't had a day of school since last Thursday. It's like a whole new winter vacation. The snow hasn't stopped but neither has the cold. It's a bit warmer today (just a dozen degrees below zero, according the wind chill) but the roads are impassable.
Panic Sets In
If we hadn't been closed for three days already — today would be a no brainer.
Posted by Rick Heitmeyer at 6:41 AM
January 28, 2014
Rick's Reading AgainThe magic of finding time to read and write as much as necessary is the magic of getting up earlier. That's what the blogs and literature tell you. The time is there, you just have to grab it. I've spent time getting up earlier to exercise in the past ... but I've never turned it into a habit. I would like to think I could spend that time reading or even writing — but I don't think eliminating sleep is in my best interests. Again, that's what the literature would suggest. Funny, the same author never seems to write about both topics: yeah, you need your sleep but you can sacrifice it so you can read or write more ...
Why Buy All Those BooksI read most of what I buy but probably not all of it to justify why I've bought so many books, magazines, and newspapers. I read more than most people, always have. I've liked reading since I could. I set out eight years ago to write regularly on this blog, Rick's Writing Again. I used to write every day but got way away from it for many years. Starting the blog was to serve to purposes: allow me to express my thoughts, opinions, and ideas in a public forum and to write more. At times, that's exactly what I do. Not nearly enough, though.
I started this blog to:
- express myself in a public forum, similar to a journalist or author
- convince myself to write more frequently
Posted by Rick Heitmeyer at 1:45 PM
January 06, 2014
Really Writing Now
- Education and my spot in the field
- Baseball, or especially the Detroit Baseball Club
- Entertainment like concerts, movies, etc.
Wait! Is That All!
Posted by Rick Heitmeyer at 8:26 PM