What’s Happening: Week of November 12, 2018

Posted on: November 11, 2018, by :

I’ve just now taken my new site live. I hope you’ll have a look around. This is all part of an effort on my part to sort of streamline my online presence. It didn’t make sense to me to have an “official” site here, a “blog” there, and so on. I’ll continue to update the Blogger site to point here each time I do a weekly update, until the end of this year. After that, I’ll put that old blog in “archive” mode. In the meantime, if you’re interested in updates from me, come to this site. All my updates will be available from ‘Updates’ on the menu. Everything else will point here, too.

Featured Stock Music Item

My featured stock music item this week is ‘Somber Moment’. It’s sort of a slow music loop with strings, marimba and piano. The title is pretty self-descriptive.

If you’d like to license this loop royalty-free, please go here.

My Writing Project: The Dayton Triangles

The other thing I’m doing now is expanding my horizons. I still do music, although it’s sort of on hold for the moment. However, I’m also working on research for a book about the Dayton Triangles. The Triangles were a professional American football team in the early twentieth century. They were one of the founding members of the National Football League. I grew up within walking distance of the park where the Triangles played their home games. There are very good resources available about the Triangles, most notably this site run by Steve Presar.

As I looked through these things, though, I found myself wanting to do a deeper dive into the story. Who were the people involved? How did the economic and social structures of the day come into play? What about the media and the role they played? I’m finding that some of the issues the sport grapples with today were there from the beginning. There are also some interesting personal stories of members of the team.

I’ve done a lot of research through the Dayton Daily News archive available online through ProQuest and am preparing to work on the later years of the team. As I go through the process, I’ll try to blog some of what I’m going through and finding. If you’re interested, you can find those posts under the category of ‘Writing’. My goal is to have a book published in time for the 100th anniversary of the first NFL game at Triangle Park on October 3, 2020.

And with that, I’m finished for this week. Thank you for stopping by and for any other way you choose to support my endeavors.

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