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Welcome to Sunnyvale, USA

Sunnyvale, USA

For many, our town will feel like a melancholy memory of a different place and time. Maybe not better, or even as good, but surely different than where they live now.

For others, it’s a fantasy that never could have been. They won’t understand because it didn’t happen to them.

The truth is, it wasn’t that long ago that Sunnyvale could have been Anysmalltown, USA.

This is where we grew up, and it’s still very real, at least it is to us.

Here is an anonymous local’s view of our fine town, that I found just the other day hanging on a sparkling clean wall in the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce;

 

Sunnyvale’s the place

where we choose to live

love, learn and race.

Forget or forgive-

Whatever it takes.

The streets are all new,

well lit and wide,

and the people are few

with something to hide.

Windows don’t need bars.

You won’t need a gun. There’s nothing to fear,

and no reason to run.

See, every day is easy,

sunny and bright

racing’s our thing

we never need fight

People know ’bout wrong

but choose to do right.

Our kids are respectful

innocent and good

and do all the things mom says they should.

Everyone’s important

and kids can be kings

And you can still talk to your dad

about any ole thing.

 

Those were good days my friend, that for many, too quickly they came to an end for your children the following story I penned . . .

Never Give Up, Ever!

This week I am bringing to you a sneak preview of the upcoming adventures of Keegan and Kyle McKay. 

Keegan McKay’s on the hill again today, pitching for the Hot Rod High Speed Demons. He’s had an awesome season and most people say he’s the reason HRH will be going to State this year for the the first time ever. images (1)

But, he’s not the only reason! Not with Kyle McKay stealing bases like crazy and robbing opponents of hit after hit from his shortstop position. And, there’s Deuce Wheeler catching everything hit to center field with one miracle catch after the other.

But there also been two surprise heroes this year. First, there’s Wendy Wheeler breaking the sex barrier and playing great defense at second base. She’s the first girl to ever play baseball in this league and she’s having a great season.

Next, is HRH’s amazing new catcher. They say this guy never played a minute of organized sports before, but he runs the defense from behind the plate like he’s been doing it all his life. Plus, he’s got the best average on the team and leads the league with 23 home runs. There’s no doubt that Keegan McKay never would have thrown that no hitter without Chili Peppers behind the plate.

…. So what do you think? Are you ready to read more about the boys and their next big adventures? 

A Forward: Sunnyvale, USA

For this week’s blog post, I am bringing to you the Forward from Adventures in Raceland as a preview for what will come in the book. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy, simply click  here

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For many, our town will feel like a melancholy memory of a different place and time. Maybe not better, or even as good, but surely different than where they live now.

For others, it;s a fantasy that never could have been. They won’t understand because it didn’t happen to them. The truth is, it wasn’t that long ago that Sunnyvale could have been Anysmalltown, USA. 

This is where we grew up, and it’s still very real, at least it is to us. 

Here is an anonymous local’s view of our fine town, that I found just the other day hanging on a sparking clean wall in the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce;

Sunnyvale’s the place where we choose to live, love, learn and race. Forget or forgive – Whatever it takes. The streets are all new, well lit and wise, and the people are few with something to hide. Windows don’t need bars. You won’t need a gun. There’s nothing to fear, and no reason to run. See, every day is easy, sunny and bright – racing’s our thing, we never need fight.  People know ’bout wrong but choose to do right. Our kids are respectful, innocent and good – and do all things mom says they should.  Everyone’s important and kids can be kings. And you can still talk to your dad about any ole thing.

Those were the good days my friend, that for many, too quickly they came to an end for your children the following story I penned…