META-SPIEL

Phil Huckelberry
I get meta, and I spiel.
Created 05 Sep 2019
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  • Baseball: This Public Trust
    21 Dec 2021 • 15 min read
    I’ve been tempted to write a couple of times about the current baseball lockout. I’ve had an angle in mind, but I’ve shied away, mostly because I’ve thought the total interested audience would be abou...
  • Phthursday Musings: Wrapped Up In Books
    17 Dec 2021 • 8 min read
    I have given no advanced thought to this, but consider this week a list of book recommendations for your spouse / child / parent / weird weird neighbor. Oh, I sneak some non-book things in too. Don’t ...
  • Phthursday Musings: What is a man on a horse?
    10 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    It is Thursday evening, I was planning to write about baseball and community stewardship, and I do not have the energy for any of that. Instead, dear readers, I will pose this question to you: What is...
  • Buck O'Neil and Minnie Miñoso to the Hall of Fame at long last
    06 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Today it was announced that Buck O'Neil and Minnie Miñoso, along with others, have finally been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. You will find more detailed and more eloquent writing about this e...
  • Phthursday Musings: On Tradition
    03 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    I was maybe 12. Not old enough to actually have money, but old enough to spend it. This was around when I started giving Christmas presents to people. Not something a parent bought and slapped my brok...
  • Journalism Wednesday 2021
    01 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    Today is Journalism Wednesday - the annual day to pay for what you read / hear / see! Journalism Wednesday is every year, the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving. This is now the 6th year. Oh, it used ...
  • Phthanksgiving Musings
    25 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    The Holidays are here! Finally, the time of year to put these kids to work: I hope on this Thanksgiving, wherever you all are, that you are able to be with your people. This is an amazing, horrible, b...
  • Phthursday Musings: Serendipity
    19 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    Several years ago, I first read about Lustron houses, probably this article from Preservation. Fewer than 3,000 were constructed. They were made of prefabricated enameled steel panels, 2’ x 2’. I foun...
  • Phthursday Musings: Kurt and David's Kingdom
    12 Nov 2021 • 12 min read
    Back in February, having totally run out of ideas, I devoted an entire post to bird poop. In that guano-laden installment, I noted, in part: The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library publishes an annual jour...
  • David's Kingdom (a short story)
    11 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    This short story was originally written for submission to So It Goes, the literary journal for the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. The theme for 2021 is “Vonnegut and the Environment”. Well, they chos...
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