How Can I Get A Signed Copy?

Numerous people have asked how they can acquire signed copies of Scattering the Ashes and/or The Least Among Them.

I came up with an original solution and created pages for personalized copies signed by me on eBay.

I will always make sure to have plenty on hand to meet demand.

You can look for my other books soon!

For now, click the images below to secure your personalized copy of either book or both books.

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Running and Writing

Writing and running.

Running and writing.

My mind is full of words and sayings that are helping to continue to push me ever forward…

My personality is such that I can’t help but set goals, push to reach them, and then dream of bigger and greatest things.

They say I’m a dreamer, but I’m the only one…” (John Lennon)

Good is the enemy of great.” (Jim Collins)

Good enough, never is.” (Debbi Fields)

In just over fifteen weeks, I will be running the Pittsburgh Marathon (with my son Ryan).

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The Best Books I Read in 2022

I love to read. My goal (a modest goal to some and an impossible goal for others) is to read 30 books each year. I figure that two books a month (and then a few more) is reasonable.

In 2022, I actually made it to 45 books, but, then again, well, a whole collection weren’t all that scholarly (as you’ll soon see).

Here, now, are the books I most enjoyed in 2022:

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A Smart Choice

In 2022, I determined to run every single day for a calendar year. I set out on January 1 and I ran each and every day.

I set a lofty goal, and then, through perseverance, determination, tenacity, and will, I accomplished that goal.

I ran 1,700 miles last year, or an average of 4.65 miles each and every day. I am proud that I was able to do that.

I’m now writing a book of this experience which I hope will serve as motivation for other runners and goal-setters. We can all do more than we ever imagined. You just need to set a plan and get out there and do it.

We also can’t let failure get in the way of pressing forward. I had plenty of years when I thought about and/or tried to run each day and didn’t make it. I learned as I failed from each setback.

But last year, I accomplished my goal.

Then, on January 1, 2023, I went out and ran again. I only did three miles in a new running shoe I was trying out (the Saucony Tempus), but it was three miles and the running streak continued…

But then, on January 2, I made a very sound decision. I made a smart choice. Sanity prevailed.

I didn’t run.

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364 Means Just One More

December 30, 2022

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One day. Just one more day. One day to go…

For a long time, the better part of a decade (at least), I had entertained the idea of running every single day for an entire year. In most years, I rationalized that it was a bad idea. I figured it would become burdensome. I figured it would get in the way of everything else I was trying to accomplish.

Some years I thought the idea was just plain stupid.

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Pinch-Hitting for Christ

On December 11, 2022, I delivered the following sermon at Grace United Methodist Church in Wyckoff, NJ

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I’ll begin my sermon today by sharing some names that are out-of-date and out of season both in the holiday sense and in the sense of the sporting world.

I promise this will all come together…

Eventually.

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Special Preview: From Compton to the Bronx

I am thrilled to share this excerpt from my collaboration with Roy White on his autobiography,

From Compton to the Bronx.

This book will be released in April 2023, but is now available for pre-order.

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Initial reviews for this book have been tremendously positive. Here is one:

“Roy White is as dignified a Yankee as there has ever been, one of the many reasons a generation of fans (myself included) grew up imitating his stance.

Paul Semendinger does a masterful job capturing the essence of the great left fielder. This is a must-read about the most underrated Yankee of all time.”

Ian O’Connor, Four-time New York Times bestselling author of “The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter”

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