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Time for a Catch Up

It has been awhile and much has been going on since I last checked in.

I finished my first novel and have published it. Hope you will check it out.

It was an experience itself but also a huge challenge. I will be writing the sequel, to be released next year.

I am still working as a sports analyst, covering the White Sox and Giants. Also working hard during College football season and NFL.

Right now most of my time is taken with banner building for the Adelaide Crows and attending games.

Crocheting and Knitting are still my passions and with many projects on the go.

You can always find me on Instagram and I am hoping to make a regular return to Periscope soon.


The Organ will leave us soon

Cathedral 150 - a 5 year journey

It has been a huge project to get to this point but we have a long way to go. We have secured a loan IF NEEDED to help with things. As of the writing of this post, $700,000 has been raised but we still need 1.4million dollars to complete the project.

You can tell there is something missing on Sunday Mornings as the service is taking place.

In a conservation with Shirley who use to play the organ, she shared some interesting facts with me. Did you know that the organ was built for St. Peters?

I ask her what she missed about playing the organ, Shirley shared with me that she misses the essence of the organ. The feelings that each piece had as you played it. The new organ is getting the job done but it is all-electric.

In June the construction of the scaffolding will start. That…

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Indians and Twins for the Weavers Sports Desk

Morning from Weavers sports Desk, Cricket here filling in for Kendria for the final Indians game with the Twinkies.

Tribe wearing their dirty gray away uniforms with the Twins in their all white home uniforms.

Ervin Santana in the office for Minnesota and Trevor Bauer opened the office for the tribe.

It was a pitcher duel until the bottom of the 4th when Minnesota opened the scoring, with the bases loaded Bauer balked. 1 to 0. Polanco with a sac fly to left, Kepler scored for a 2 to 0 Twins lead.

Top of the 5th the Indians finally opened the scoring when Almonte (doubled himself) scored on a Santana double to right to cut the Twinkies lead to 2 to 1.

Everything went quiet again until the top of the 7th when the Indians, with 2 on the pond Santana doubles to get Diaz home for a 2 all game. With The bases still loaded Brantley walked bringing Martinez home to take the lead 3 to 2. Ramirez walked sending Santana home for an Indians 4 to 2 lead.

Cleveland would add 2 more in the top of the 9th when, Ramirez walked and stole second, Chisenhall doubled to deep center getting Ramirez home for a 5 to 2 lead. Gomes double to shallow left would get Chisenhall home with the final run of the game for a 6 to 2 Indians win.

The Indians are 8 and 7 heading to Chicago to face the 7 and 7 White Sox for a weekend series before heading home.

On the Verge of Taking a Step into the Unknown

2 years ago I started a project and it was completely a new phase of my writing.

Those 2 years have come full circle as in a few weeks the project will be released to the world.

Will be sharing some hints before it is released to the world.


Cardinals and Nationals from Weaver’s sports Center

Tonight we have the Cardinals and the Nationals. In the office for the Nationals is Tanner Roark ( starting pitcher ). Cardinals are wearing their gray uniforms. Nationals are wearing their white uniforms. For those who don’t know, during the week the games that I cover will be a recap due to my job. Bottom of […]

via Nationals vs. Cardinals — Weaver’s Sports Center

More Than 800 Words

Ok, I know your looking at the title and going what?

Bear with me as I try and explain.

In 800 words you have to open your blog, tell your readers what you want them to know in the shortest way and close it out. It’s like Twitter for bloggers.

Starting out with my writing I first had to figure out what kind of writer I wanted to be. Well, they say write what you know so, I became a sports blogger. Someone the other day called me a Sports Analyst. The challenge is writing a sports blog in less than 800 words. You learn to pick and chose what is the most important to tell your readers. You do your best to give highlights

Writing a book is another story. My first 2 published book were taken from Cricket’s Corner of Australia and The 19th Floor. Both books were a collection of things I had written over the time span of a year. Here, 800 words didn’t apply.

Well, I took a major step outside the comfort of 800 words and wrote my first novel. There I said it. The one thing every writer wants to do in their career is to write a novel. Question is how many of us really finish it, let alone publish it.

It is a little daunting that knowing you have an unlimited about of words to use to talk about what you want to create for  your readers. Have You ever tried to figure how many new ways to say the same sentence or to stop using “and all”. (that drove my editors nuts).

You have open doors that you never dreamed of in writing a novel. It is in your hands what happens to your characters, how they deal with things. You get to create how they look, that moment that your hero and heroine fall in love or the moment one of the dies. I can be as descriptive as I want to hopefully paint a great picture as you read.

It is up to you create a journey for your readers and by the end of the book hoping that you leave them wanting more.

That is everything I am hoping for. Leaving you my readers wanting more. It has taken roughly 2 years of my writing life to do this. I am just steps away from a dream becoming reality.

Am I scared, sure. If you’re not them you didn’t do your job well enough. I am an independent author/publisher. Which is something I really like. I have friends who read and edit for me. I don’t share anything with them until time.  It gives them a new perspective and I hope they take that journey as they are reading it.

This book will be under my pen name. I did that under advice from another write. It’s a new genre and I want this to stand on its own. Yes, I would love for you to read it but I want you to read it for what is, a new book, not “Oh, Cricket wrote it so we know it will be good” Make any sense?

There you have it, in less than 800 words I have told you about my new book coming out soon.

So, Have I peaked your interest?




Time for a Change


Where do I start?

That is the big question.

I know things need to change and I have plenty that I need to make happen. A new book coming out. Which I will need to do the publicity for. How do I make that happen?

Just my writing in general how do I get it out there?

I need a change also, freshen things up in my life and where do I start?  I feel great but trying on some clothes I found that just don’t quite fit got me down a little.

I know I am the only one who can do it. At times I feel like I am on my own in all of this.

I know I over think stuff and hang on to stuff I need to let go of.

Guess it’s a to do list and pick it off one at a time. 20160520_091808

Busy Morning

20140822_214419Getting ready to publish a new book is always got me freaked out.

This time is no different — it’s more

I have never written a novel. Heck, I have never written anything that I had total control of. Making all those writer decisions that writers make to create a story hoping that the reader will be drawn into the world the writer created.

I am use to having 800 words to tell the story inside the blog but this is a new step. Hoping that I have been able on the page to help the reader create their visual story.

The sequel is already in the works.

So much to do and so little time, question is how much can I get finished before baseball season starts.

Dear Crow Ninja’s — the true story

I can tell you the true story of my death and it bloody hurt!

Kevin made my base out of love and care. He has done so much for the club and he will be missed with his time is over.

I loved the laughter and silliness as You created me, the tape tickled and it did hurt at times with you pulled it up to re tape the letters. Nice job with the backward “N”. I cant believe no one caught it. Who was drinking that night?

To be raised as a part of history, I was so proud but whoever kicked the balls through me for &^%$%&*, it freaking hurt. I saw a couple of the Ninja’s cringing that repairs would need made.

It was amazing to see the shed and hear the tunes. I was dancing like no one was watching. The Lady Crows helped take of the letters from the banner so the Ninja’s could replace them with a new message. The holes from the balls got repaired and a new message attached.  I hear someone yell, “Check the bloody “N” to make sure they are facing the right way.” Who ever had pizza, I wanted a piece, it smelled so good.

The night ended as you folded me up for my first road trip to Melbourne, the least you would’ve done was packed a cut lunch, bottle of water and some glow sticks so I could read The Grapes of Wrath on the flight over.

No clue who picked me up at the airport but I made it to the field. I was unzipped and taken out and I was scared because I didn’t know anyone. they started taking scissors and doing things to me, It was bad enough they put holes in me, they didn’t even take care in doing it, *&*^&%^&* for crying out loud I have feelings here.  They cut 2 more gates in me but the biggest horror was they defaced me by taking the sponsors off me.

I did my best to show the girls the inspiration  you sent me, but the wind was too much.

I was crammed back in the bag with the ropes to be shipped home

I barely remember being loaded on the flight home.

I lit my final glow stick as I drifted off to sleep. All I could think about was the Ninja’s waiting for me home. I know they will be devastated by my passing but I hope they will rest assured that I did one thing to the best of my ability

To stand tall and encourage the girls to bring home the win.




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