Get Your Hopes Up

Get Your Hopes Up

What comes to mind when I say the word, “HOPE”? Have you ever met a person that was downright delusional in what they wished for and yet they called it hope? Or are you inclined to be like my wife and I, who tend to be afraid of disappointment so can at times forbid...

Checkmate

There is a famous 19th-century oil painting by Frederich August Moritz Retzsch known as “The Chess Player”, but would later be referred to as “Checkmate”. In the painting, we see a devilish man scheming and plotting while his youthful opponent is perplexed-stuck! The...
AT THE GAME BUT NOT IN IT

AT THE GAME BUT NOT IN IT

Long time NY Mets fan, Rafael Diaz had the privilege of seeing the first ever ‘no-hitter’ thrown in Mets history. It was June 1, 2012. Met’s ace Johan Santana was on the mound to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals. Santana was dominant throughout the game....