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  • Why I Love Baseball
    There is no clock
    90 feet between bases is genius
    There are secret signs
    Hanging curveballs are sexy
    Numbers are magic: 755, 56, 7, 61, 1.12
    Tinker to Evers to Chance
    Ivy at Wrigley
    The Green Monster
    The suicide squeeze
    Cracker Jack
    Walt Whitman liked it
    Jackie Robinson and Pee-Wee Reese
    It just feels American
    The seventh-inning stretch
    Guys in tight pants
    Bull Durham
    There’s no crying in baseball
    A great play at the plate
    High socks
    Spring training
    Keeping score
    The rubber game
    The infield fly rule
    162 chances

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I just wanted to know that I am thinking of you and what you're going through often. I can't begin to imagine what you're going through, but I am happy to lend you a virtual shoulder to cry on or a ear to listen if you need it. And here are some (((hugs))) for you.


I'm one of your "mystery readers." My name is Jennifer and I met you a long time ago through Kerri Sox. My impression of you was that you were smart, funny, and classy. So, several years ago when I saw a link to your blog from Kerri's, I started reading and put you in my feeder. Since you've been posting again, I've been reading again. I almost responded to your divorce post, but felt funny offering support and encouragement to a stranger. I do however want to offer support and encouragement--good for you for having the courage to take control of your life to make it what you want. You deserve every happiness. I'm glad you're writing here again. Jennifer

Tara Youknow

Thanks so much, Kathy. It has it's moments of utter suckage, but overall, it really is for the best and usually I feel shockingly upbeat about it. The whole "waiting for the soon-to-be-ex to move out" part is tense, but that won't be much longer. I appreciate the support!

Tim Jackson

You do have a wellspring to draw fro. And it us a well that is not about to run dry any time soon.

There will be more hard days ahead- God, how I remember them- but you will always have that wellspring of love at your diposal... Always.

And, without seeing your chart, I can't tell you anything about Mercury... but I know Saturn is tearing a hole through some people right now... in case you're curious.

Big hugs, dear friend.

Tim Jackson

Of course, I meant "from" and not "fro". Sausage fingers and iPhone are not a good mix.

Tara Youknow

Tim, thanks so much. I never turn down hugs! I am quite positive there will be more hard days ahead, but I'd put down good money on the fact that, at least as far as this marriage and divorce goes, there are more hard days behind me than ahead!


That's a great story to end an otherwise lousy day for me, Tara! Thanks so much for sharing!


Oh good, I'd just composed myself today after having one of those days your describing yesterday (accompanied by lots of sobbing at bedtime which meant ringing a friend) when I read this. How sweet, and I got teary again. Actually, that's fine. It was teary in a good way. Glad you're getting lots of support from your friends.
I think you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, of course you're allowed to feel a little sorry for yourself. You should treat yourself as gently and with as much understanding as you would a friend.
Josie x

Tara Youknow

Frank, is that you?? :) Glad my little corner of the world could bring a little cheer to yours!

Josie - I'm sorry to hear you were having a bad day, too. And yeah, I probably shouldn't be so hard on myself. Thanks for the reminder!

Tara Youknow

OHHH! Now I know which Francesco you are!! Believe it or not, I know several Francescos, one of whom was my office mate from about 2004-2005ish. Thanks again for your comment!

Office 2007

I'm one of your "mystery readers." My name is Jennifer and I met you

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