For those who are nosy, here's a bit about me:
I am incompetent with technical things, but hope to fix my picture soon.
I live in Bellingham, Washington. I have wrestled a crocodile, been stung by a jellyfish, and been bitten by a shark, but none of those things happened in Bellingham.
I like scuba diving, hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling, running, and all manner of outdoor activities. I like Indian food, Ethiopian and Thai, and also cookie dough. I hate cities and everything to do with them except for the fact that they often have good restaurants. I like to follow bears through the woods and see where they sleep.
Baseball is the only major sport worth my time.
The best baseball writing I've come across is A Great and Glorious Game by A. Bartlett Giamatti. Daily reading includes Buster Olney, Peter Gammons, Joe Posnanski, Craig Calcaterra, Keith Law, and Rob Neyer. I read Eric Neel, Bill Simmons, and Matthew Berry when they write about baseball.
There are a few books I consider sacred. Desert Solitaire (Edward Abbey), Gift from the Sea (Anne Morrow Lindbergh), and Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton) are three of the most extraordinary books ever written. Annie Dillard and Salman Rushdie are great loves. I believe Orson Scott Card and Neil Gaiman are two of our great novelists. I like People of the Sea (David Thomson) and The Meadow (John Galvin). The Outermost House (Henry Beston) has some of the most exquisite sentences anywhere. I love any book heavily informed by land.
Happy reading, and please come back frequently.
My first slide show. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/124549-fighting-for-the-five-spot
Thanks, Bob, and everybody else. Things have gotten very busy. I'll post as I'm able, but it'll be intermittently at best.
Hello Ian, I see you haven't had the chance to write for awhile. Hey, I understand people get busy, just wanted to encourage you to get back to it when your schedule allows. Hopefully this is just a siesta because you have talent & I, for one, would love to see more contributions.
What's up Ian! I'm the community leader over at the Mariner's page. We'd like to know how you think the new GM is going to do and what some of his challenges will be moving forward in the off-season. If you need anything or have any questions just let me know.
Looking forward to some more of your stuff Ian.. Welcome to B/R. I'm an MLB Community Leader, so if you ever need anything, just holler.
Ian, welcome to BR. I am a senior writer and the Cubs community leader and I encourage you to keep up the solid writing you demonstrated in your first article. However, I would suggest you leave your political views to yourself. Although I don't agree with them, I see you are a very talented writer. Keep it up!
Don't forget to add your favorite tags to your lineup, like the Seattle Mariners and MLB, for instance.
Welcome to B/R..I'm looking forward to all your WS recaps..Keep up the good work so far.