This is my brain on baseball

Baseball is a life-affirming pleasure for me, an unbeatable escape from the busyness and stresses of everyday life. The game is enjoyable in itself, but really it’s the whole experience, a mix of keen concentration and idle distraction, of stream-of-consciousness musings.

That’s what I’ve tried to capture in “This is my brain on baseball,” which has just been published in Hobart’s annual baseball issue and is linked here.

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About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than seventy literary journals and can be followed on my blog: www.aliceloweblogs.wordpress.com. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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2 Responses to This is my brain on baseball

  1. Brain on Baseball was wonderful. Completely satisfying and at the same time…left wondering about your grandson. And I believe that was your goal…

    • Alice Lowe says:

      Thanks, Kathryn. Yes, the twist at the end was a way to personalize the piece, bring it home, while leaving it hanging, to say “Here’s what I’m thinking, but I don’t want to go into it….”

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