Downtown York from Prospect Hill Cemetery

The hottest day of the year, and I decide to spend over an hour and a half exploring a cemetery. I returned to Prospect Hill Cemetery, this time prepared — I had a backpack filled with fluids so I could hydrate as I went. My plan was much the same as it was the firstContinue reading “Downtown York from Prospect Hill Cemetery”

Roaming Prospect Hill Cemetery

For as long as I’ve lived in York, I’ve wanted to visit Prospect Hill Cemetery. A little north of downtown and Peoples Bank Park, the home of the York Revolution, I’ve driven past it at least fifty times over the years. Every time, I take a quick glance and I can tell instantly that there’sContinue reading “Roaming Prospect Hill Cemetery”

The Daily Cloud: September 5

It’s just as well I didn’t go to the York Revolution’s Spaceballs night, as it rained most of the day. As I write this, it’s drizzling now. During a break in the rain — or what I thought was a break in the rain — I drove over to York’s Mt. Rose Cemetery to walkContinue reading “The Daily Cloud: September 5”

Visiting the Grave of a Long-Ago Cubs Pitcher

At the end of 2019, the York Sunday News here in York, Pennsylvania, ran a two-part essay by June Lloyd that summarized the history of York County amateur baseball, drawing on an eight-part series originally published in the York newspapers in 1940. (First part here, second part here.) I was curious about the original articlesContinue reading “Visiting the Grave of a Long-Ago Cubs Pitcher”

An Abandoned Church

Yesterday morning I had to run an errand in downtown York. The local Democratic Party office offered a virtual inauguration package — a party bag of two bottles of sparkling cider, plastic glasses, buttons, flags, and other stuff — with a donation, and I thought that sounded cool, so I ordered one, which necessitated aContinue reading “An Abandoned Church”

Doing the Thing

A week ago I received my mail ballot from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I hadn’t been expecting it, but I voted by mail in the primary due to the COVID risk, and when I applied for the ballot then I must have signed up to receive mail-in ballots automatically. The ballot had sat on myContinue reading “Doing the Thing”

The 2013 York Revolution Fan Fest

Saturday, the York Revolution held their annual Fan Fest. The York Revolution are the local professional baseball team, part of the Atlantic League, an independent league outside of organized baseball. Players in the Atlantic League have, for want of a better term, “washed out” of the major leagues or their farm systems. Some players mayContinue reading “The 2013 York Revolution Fan Fest”