Updated 12/2/2009 to honor helping hands and making mistakes.]
Bob Uecker, who does play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers,
said something the other day that I'm still thinking about.
He was talking about power hitters, and what makes a really
excellent one, and what he said was, "They hit mistakes really hard."
The key here is, he's not talking about the PITCHER's mistakes,
because of course they slug the bejesus out of those. He's talking about
THEIR mistakes. Even when they get ahead of the ball and they're not
going to be able to pull it, they still hit it with everything they've got.
And sometimes, that ball goes out of the park just the same as if
they'd done what they wanted.
-truepenny, in a comment on a post about a post about a post about writing
- Tao is about ten thousand things,
and the one.
Try to deal with ten items a day. Move them around,
use them up, throw them out, whatever works.
Whenever eating anything with tomato sauce, remember to
wear a black shirt and also have the laundry hamper handy.
There must be at least a hundred ways to game a system.
When in doubt, consider that anything can be solved
given enough time or willingness to break things.
Which one would you choose?
That's a minimum of ten items, by the way.
You can always go to eleven if you want to.
Do things you enjoy.
Do things you can.
A picture can be worth a thousand words. Though sometimes
one word is "Aww..." and it just gets repeated a thousand times.
Thanks Bill, Berry, Cait, cats, and Wolfie.
as a warning, as a help to cross that particular day, then
we start to get deeper and deeper into the soul of the world.