Spring Training Advance

Spring Training Advance

“You want to go to spring training in the Phoenix area? What is that, the Cactus League, now?”“Eventually, sure, yes.”

“How about this year?”

“…”

Always like the bated pause. Or is it a baited pause?

Spring Training Advance

Should be some kind of a Two-Meat Tuesday as there are twin elements at play, but never mind that now.

The first element is that I spent near 7 years in the Phoenix area. Community College, then ASU. House, houses, home, homies, loves, and great loves. On my way to being a crazy old cat guy.

The second element, and this digs a little deeper, there was a professor, a creative writing teacher, two, in fact, but one who was known for baseball material.

I never did understand the appeal of baseball, and in the 7 years out there, I never once attended a game, no pre-season, no spring training, no Cactus League, no collegiate or university intramural, nothing. No interaction with the stars or the athletes. I was busy, head buried in a book, or a computer screen.

In my own life, Austin’s Lake Lady Bird, was Town Lake, and the Tempe River thing was a dry gulch the entirety of the time I lived there.

One house had to have some kind of flood insurance because it was a reputed flood plain, but no, never flooded. Never really saw water in the drainage ditch. I was surprised when it was featured on some Fishing Program as a “city” place to fish. Urban fishing. I was good at that, at one time — in Austin’s Town Lake (seen here).

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Another element, though, is the intervening years. I observed, in Tempe, when I lived there, Phoenix area, that was the first time I saw the power of reading an astrology chart. I worked with a stack of charts and rudimentary chart programs, and copies of charts, to learn something about the process.

Planted more seeds for this career cf., Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath.”

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Couple of years back, in Boston, as a side trip? Fenway and the Boston Public Library turned out to be the two most amazing places, and Fenway, Red Sox and their arch rivals, the Yankees, it was an outstanding experience.

Got me to Chicago’s Wrigley, and again, one of two of the best ball parks in the country, albeit for different reasons, and certainly arguable. (Go Cubs?)

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Boston taught me about the Red Sox, Yankees suck, and Lobster Rolls, one of the great culinary secrets that I associate with baseball and ball parks. While I’ve tried elsewhere, Boston — so far — reigns supreme. But casual searching for foods in the Phoenix area?

Lobster Rolls.

We’ll see. Reminds me of having sushi in El Paso, in the distant past. Fresh seafood in a landlocked environment. Middle of the desert. I’km just thinking, something doesn’t quite add up correctly.

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Back in week or two, regular work appearances resume, per the schedule.

First rodeo
  • : iPad Pro (11-inch)
  • : 25 November, 2023
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  • : 3mm
  • : 125
  • : 1/60s

March 3, 2024 in San Antonio (Live Oak)

March 3, 2024 in San Antonio (Live Oak)

Guiding Light Healing Arts
Hilton Garden Inn
8101 Pat Booker Road
Live Oak, TX

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday in San Antonio (Live Oak)

Μὴ ἀπορρέμβεσθαι, ἀλλ̓ ἐπὶ πάσης ὁρμῆς τὸ δίκαιον ἀποδιδόναι καὶ ἐπὶ πάσης φαντασίας σῴζειν τὸ καταληπτικόν.

  1. “Be not whirled aside; but in every impulse fulfil the claims of justice, and in every impression safeguard certainty.”

Book 4, Marcus Aurelius Meditations.

Today in San Antonio — by the forum — with some answers to questions….

Sunday! In San Antonio!

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Aquarius Pisces Thoth

Sunday in San Antonio (Live Oak)

Keep Calm and See Kramer

Curious as to the astrological details?

There are two sources of data, seeing me in San Antonio this Sunday — or the weekly horoscopes.

Sunday in San Antonio (Live Oak)

  • : iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd generation)
  • : 23 January, 2024
  • : no
  • : 3mm
  • : 125
  • : 1/60s

From Book IX

From Book IX

Ὁ ἁμαρτάνων ἑαυτῷ ἁμαρτάνει: ὁ ἀδικῶν ἑαυτὸν ἀδικεῖ, ἑαυτὸν, ἑαυτὸν κακὸν ποιῶν.
  1. “He that does wrong, does wrong to himself. The unjust man is unjust to himself, for he makes himself bad.”
Ἀδικεῖ πολλάκις ὁ μὴ ποιῶν τι, οὐ μόνον ὁ ποιῶν τι.
  1. “There is often an injustice of omission as well as of commission.”

From Book IX

Like the notation, 11-24-(20)10?

From Book IX

From Book IX

Can’t find it in the archives, and I purposely stacked everything in one place: astrofish.net/blog/2010/11….

So either it’s buried in an entry and I couldn’t quick-search find, or maybe I was just launching material into the inter-webs, like on twitter.

Horoscope for 11/24/2010?

  • : iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd generation)
  • : 21 February, 2024
  • : no
  • : 3mm
  • : 100
  • : 1/60s

Blank

Blank

The algorithm serves up titles, and click on one romance text, suddenly, the machine memory thinks I like romance. Hardly. But I do accept suggestions, offers, and ideas for new material. Blank was one such title.

Blank

I started the breathless text only to roll my eyes, repeatedly, in the first opening passages. A novelist writing a novel about writing a novel. But there was much advance accolades, I persisted.

Personally, and this is just me and my own opinion, but I get annoyed with writers writing about writing as a plot device. It’s tough to do a good job with that kind of challenge.

Really tough to write right about writing right.

Blank

Woke in the middle of night, had about a third left to finish reading the novel and I breezed through in the late-night glow of the tablet, scrolling, reading as fast as I could.

Maybe a third of the way through, almost halfway? The novel was “Upper Middle Class,” formerly rock star (like), Hollywood B-Roll celebrity status, and sinking fast. Then everything shifted, and the pacing picked up — like a lot.

The analogy I thought about? The plot was like a train on tracks. Coming out from a tunnel, there’s a long bridge over a gorge. Predictable, pedantic, intensely pretty setting, and enough technological currency to be in the game.

Suddenly the train veers off the track, plunging into the icy depths below, and protagonists are surely doomed. Eek! At the last minute, out pops a figure with a parachute, it opens, and they land safely.

Then — they all live happily ever after.

Blank

Hardy Boys

Hardy Boys

The pacing was so similar to a good thriller novel, only the backdrop and setting was totally different, plus the histrionic look at the game of “big publishing” was really fun. Careful, one should always exhibit some care when nibbling at the hand that might feed her.

Exciting, and somewhat different novel for me. Would recommend, and it should be available on the amazon, by now — Blank.

Horoscopes for 2-27-2024

Horoscopes for 2-27-2024

“Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devour’d
As fast as they are made, forgot as soon
As done.”

Ulysses in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida (III.iii.149-51)

Horoscopes for 2-27-2024

Mars square Jupiter 2/27 10° Aqu/Tau
Sun/Saturn/Mercury 2/28 10° Pis
Venus square Uranus 3/2 19°Aqu/Tau

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Horoscopes for 2-27-2024

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#horoscope

Feb. 27, 2024 at Nature’s Treasures

Feb. 27 at Nature’s Treasures

Vincint qui primum gerit

Natures’s Treasures

4103 N. Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78722
Phone: 512.472.5015

12PM – 4PM, appointments encouraged. E-mail.
Tuesday at Nature’s Treasures.

Amazing Austin

It’s really him,” at the rock shop in Austin.

Discounts are available.

Feb. 27 at Nature’s Treasures

Use the code, “sparkle faerie” at the check out — for applicable discounts.

Price Selection Won’t Be Beat!

Vincit Qui Primum Gerit

“First to arrive gets the best deal.” (Source.)

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Mercury Misspelling
#Austin

  • : iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd generation)
  • : 9 January, 2024
  • : no
  • : 3mm
  • : 125
  • : 1/60s