I have some exciting news to share with you. I signed a contract last week with Bold Vision Books to re-release my Christmas devotional book, “The Experience of Christmas.” It’ll be a slightly updated version from the one that originally appeared in print from Barbour Publishing in 2006. The even better news is, Bold Vision Books plans to release it this year, in time for the Christmas season. It will be available in paperback as well as e-book on all of the major e-reader platforms. Once we’ve decided on a cover, I’ll post it here.
If you are a baseball fan, you’ll be interested in this next bit of news – I wrote a story for SB Nation’s Minor League Ball site about the Netflix original documentary, “The Battered Bastards of Baseball.” The documentary is about a group of unlikely (some say they were misfits) guys who played for the independent Class-A Portland Mavericks in the 1970s. Bing Russell, Kurt Russell's father, owned and operated the team. One of the players, Dan Parma, contacted me to share some of his stories from his playing days, and that article just went up on MinorLeagueBall.com. Here’s a sneak peek – he tells a story about hitching a ride to a game one night after the team bus caught on fire and he ended up in the back of a pickup truck with chickens.
I’ve been contemplating a response to the Tony Stewart – Kevin Ward, Jr. tragedy that I plan to post here in the next day or so. This news story goes far beyond sports so even if you aren’t a sports fan, you’ve probably heard about it, and maybe even have been voicing an opinion about it. I hope you’ll give me an opportunity to be one of the many voices you consider as this story unfolds.