Until it happens to you, you must wonder what living in a “facility” like this is like. Carlton Senior Living. (Don’t call it an old folks home even if that is accurate!) Most of the residents here use walkers or are in a wheelchair. Many need to be pushed by a “care-giver” (most residents call them pee-cees).
“You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” – Jim Bouton
Baseball has been so instrumental to us here on the Farm that it seems right we pay homage to it. Some things just go together, and the Harms Family and Baseball is one of them.
When I was about 10 years old, my dad asked me if I could keep a secret. Toots was going to have a baby colt. I felt that keeping a secret was a high honor entrusted by my dad and me, and certainly obliged. A beautiful, long-legged, perfectly formed baby colt was born.
Early in my strength and conditioning career, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Deuce Gym in Venice, California. Well, I didn’t exactly “stumble upon” it. I was still in the midst of my internship at UCLA, working with the baseball team. We would have lifts in the morning and then practice or games at night, so I’d often find myself with free time in between. And since I was living in Pasadena, it didn’t make since to make the dreaded commute back ...
The following is an unedited paper written for Del Campo High School's Mr. Wagner's 2009 AP English. We were tasked with visiting local art galleries and to chronicle of our experience. I chose my grandfather's gallery in Paradise, California.