Wednesday, September 12, 2012

How I Develop My Philadelphia Phillies' Features and Other Stories

Headline Topic I: The birth of today's Phillies' story

Many people often ask me (and others who write regularly) how we develop our ideas. It's natural to wonder how other people think, how they utilize their talents (that each one of us has), and how they handle whatever work it is that they do. 

The entirety of everyone's life experiences, the manner in which our minds work, and the free will we employ creates reality. 

Let me show you what that means regarding the story, "Philadelphia Phillies Hope to Sing in September", that I had published today.  

1. It's September. 
2. I like 1970s songs because I grew up then. 
3. The Phillies were a winning team during my childhood, which helped to form positive    
    emotional connections to that time period and to that team. 
4. "Earth, Wind, and Fire" had many great songs, one of which was "September". Because 
    I and everyone of my age group, has heard that song countless times (a positive for me, 
    because I like the song), I know that the lyrics include a reference to the 21st night of 
5. A check of the Phillies' schedule, some calculations of games remaining, and this story 
    idea was born.

Headline Topic II: The anniversary of Pete Rose's 4,192 hit.

Pete broke Ty Cobb's hit record on 9/11/85. The man was unique in the annals of baseball history. 

For those who are interested, my recent feature comments on Rose's time with the Phillies and the complex feelings that many of us have about his gambling issues:
Phillies' great Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, and baseball justice

Classic Headline Topic: Three Flyers' Legends

I enjoyed writing two features this week about Brian Propp, Dave Poulin, and Tim Kerr. 
These three Flyers are among the best in team history, so it was natural to pass my 'writing puck' from Propp, to Poulin, and then to Kerr (on the power play of course) during the past three days.

It was great to see both Propp and Poulin at the Winter Classic Alumni game last New Year's Eve Day and to be with them in the locker room after the game. Both are classy gentleman.

Kerr wasn't involved with the game, but it was interesting to learn that he has done some marvelous charity work for children since retiring. 

Here is a link to the story about Propp: 

The link to Poulin's piece: 
Philadelphia Flyers' Captain Dave Poulin Earned Permanent Respect

Last, but not least, Kerr's link became available today:
Philadelphia Flyers' Tim Kerr Was a True Power Forward


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Baseball cards

For those of us who are old enough to remember
When Baseball Cards were King, the spring is always a special time of year.

Bygone days spent with elementary school days and family members opening packs of Topps cardboard gold never truly fade away.


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The mystery behind these 1970s Topps hockey cards is revealed

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