The child of Lithuanian immigrants, I spent my youth on the south side of Chicago selling newspapers, delivering groceries, and prizefighting.
Oh wait. That wasn’t me.
I’m a Chicago native living in the historic and crime-ridden Cole neighborhood of Denver with my
boyfriend fiancé husband, our son (est. October 2009), two three dogs, four cats, and three chickens (seriously). We live in a little (950 square feet) old (1888) house. In addition to kid and animal wrangling and writing here, I have a full-time job (I edit substantive legal stuff). I used to be an attorney (I’m the type who loved law school but didn’t really love practicing law). I have ADHD and as you might have guessed, I’m (known to abuse parentheses). I’m bad at most things but I mean well. I’m a vegetarian (attempting to go vegan as of May 2013) and a slacker Buddhist, and I’m getting into small-scale urban homesteading (the let’s-grow-some-food-and-make-stuff-and-cook-a-lot kind, not the end-of-the-world-get-your-guns kind) and minimalism.
This started out as a sports blog, but now I write about whatever. I’m just a person who likes to write stuff.
I rarely discuss friends here and never post their pictures because I value their privacy.
This is not a for-profit blog. I don’t have ads and don’t use affiliate links. You’ll never find sponsored content or giveaways here; holy crap every time I see a giveaway I die of boredom. I wouldn’t mind making some extra money, but in my opinion, you can’t write about yourself, your kid, and your life on a for-profit blog without being gross.
You can read about why I call this “Hit by a Pitch” here. If you want to know anything else, I suppose you just have to read some entries, because I’m not going to sit here and talk about myself all day.
I know the site is ugly; it’s just a WordPress template. I’d love to make it look cool, but I’m a lover, not a web designer.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy your time here. Although I no longer allow comments on most posts (read why here — it’s nothing bad, I promise), I’ll do my best to respond if you email me at fanmail at hitbyapitch dot com or @hitbyapitch me on Twitter.
P.S. Here is my advice for you (if you were to ask me for advice): Things you can do that have a great chance of increasing your general level of happiness include working out really hard for an hour five days per week, living close to where you work, and having at least one animal. No excuses. Excuses are for pussies.
P.P.S. Here are pictures of everybody.