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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers 2014: The End of a Season

Like many Milwaukee Brewers fans, I'm sad and disappointed. What began as an exciting baseball season full of hope and eagerness for a post-season Playoff berth, fell apart in September. The Brewers started the season in April with a 20-7 record, and they stayed atop the National League Central division for five full months. During that time, they never gave up first place. But in September, they crashed with a 9-22 record to end the season at 82-80.

Third place. No division title. No wild card. A fantastic season that ended with a heavy thud.

Yeah, I'll miss my Brew Crew. I'll miss watching the games. I'll miss the crack of the bat. But, like every disheartened life-long fan (of any losing team), I'll put the depressing fall behind me, wipe the slate clean, and hope that next year tells a very different story.

Six months until the 2015 season. The long winter wait begins.

"Brewers collapse leaves immediate uncertainty"

-Jon


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Quote of the Day: Listening

"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."
- Karl Menninger

-Jon

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The 23 Most Scenic Train Rides In The World

I love trains; I love riding trains. If I could retire today, and travel the world on trains, I would. In a heartbeat. Trains are the most laid-back -- and often most beautiful -- mode of travel. You can just sit there in your seat (or, my personal favorite, the observation car!), and enjoy the view. Magestic mountains, pristine snowscapes, vast rocky gorges.... trains pass through them all!

For your viewing pleasure, here are 23 of the most scenic train routes in the world. My own personal love affair with train travel began on old trains in Colorado, and was reinforced aboard The Empire Builder (#16 on this list). Which if these trains have you ridden aboard?

-Jon

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A Live Painting of a Woman's Life

South Korean illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon created a "live" drawing of a woman's aging process from infancy to old age. It's an ever-changing video that captures the beauty of this girl's aging process in a wonderfully captivating way. Click play, sit back, and enjoy!



-Jon

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Quote of the Day: Afternoons

"Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you."
- Annie Dillard

Enjoy the day. Enjoy what you do during the day. Because that day will never come again.

-Jon

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