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.


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 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: 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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