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I swear, as you get older, time flies a lot faster than it seemed 20 years ago.

Seriously. In my 20s, it seemed like life was a bit slower and I had time for anything put on my plate. Now, I barely blink, and it seems like the days go by way too fast, let alone the past 4 months.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s…you name it. And here we are, less than a month away from Easter and then summer.

Nothing exciting has happened, really. A few bouts of Covid and ear infections with the kids, but that’s life these days.

Busy as ever.

Ned Skeldon Stadium

Once a racetrack for the Lucas County fairgrounds, Ned Skeldon Stadium originally opened as Lucas County Stadium to bring the Mud Hens baseball team back to life.

For 37 seasons (1965 – 2001), Ned Skeldon Stadium was home of the Toledo Mud Hens minor league baseball team, based in Maumee, Ohio. The Mud Hens are part of the International League and are affiliated with the Detroit Tigers.

The stadium capacity is listed at just over 10,000 fans, though I don’t recall a game I attended having even half that for attendance. Regardless, it was replaced in 2002 with Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

I recently took a trip to the old stadium to see if it was still standing, and was pleasantly surprised that not only is it still around, it’s being used as a rec center. While I was unable to get inside the stadium to take some closer pics, I did walk away with a few shots of what remains of the stadium itself.

I’m thankful that the stadium wasn’t demolished before I could get some pics. Simply standing outside of the field brought back memories of watching games here.

I grew up watching minor league baseball, starting with the Kinston Indians, so there will always be a part of me that enjoys small stadiums such as this.

In the beginning

Milky Way

A good beginning for anything usually sets the tone for what’s to come; like the first chapter to a book or an opening sequence for a movie or TV show, and so forth.

There’s a lot of pressure to keep an audience engaged so that they’ll come back for more, even more so when the creator is a newcomer and needs to build trust with the audience as well.

While I’m not new to building websites or blogging, I am new to capturing an audience while I earn and keep trust of readers for a website with a more specific goal in mind: writing.

This website will be used to share stories and other written works by me first and foremost. I will also post things of interest to myself that I wish to share with readers, whether it’s a link to another site or just some ramblings that may not have anything to do with writing specifically.

With that said, this is just the beginning of what’s to come. Sort of a rough first draft, if you will. So bear with me while the dust settles.

Comments are definitely welcome and encouraged but let’s not abuse that privilege. Earning trust works both ways, and I will be working hard on my end to earn it from readers.

Feel free to bookmark the site and check in from time to time and let’s connect.