Poetry Publication

Doc’s poem “Rhythm” published in Puerto Del Sol:  A Journal of New Literature, Summer, 2013 Issue

 

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Here is a Spanish translation of the poem, written and published originally in English:

Ritmo

por

Doc Stull

es una atajada con el guante volteado
de un rola quemadora de cesped
detrás de tercera base
seguido de un lanzamiento
tipo latigazo con las uñas
a primera base
para sacar
al
corredor

es una finta
que los hace brincar mientras tu
giras y lanzas el balón en el aire
hacia la canasta desde la línea.

es un gancho izquierdo
apoyado en tu pierna de atrás
fuera de la pierna de atrás
que detiene la
bolsa
sin
vibración
en
la cadena

el deporte es ritmo

es jugar
con melodías de movimiento
sobre los
latidos del corazón

es entrar
dentro del
sentido del tiempo
de tu oponente

 es jugar con el
espacio
y
la paradoja del ritmo

es
voluntad
estrategia
innovación y las
cuerdas kineticas

es tu propia
canción
tu propia
sensible
sensual
sinfonía

Translation by TCarboni

 

http://www.puertodelsol.org/archives/html/2013-summer.html

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Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Sport Sermon:  Slain in the Spirit of Space and Time” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, April 28 – May 2, 2014

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Slain in the timeless spirit of space and time, “The Zone,” a university professor tries to get the message across about the the transcendent meaning of sport.

To stream Doc’s piece, go the PRX link below:

https://www.prx.org/pieces/84653-sport-sermon

Radio Appearance

Listen to Doc on Radio El Sol on KMEC 105.1 FM live at 5:00 PM, Monday, April 28, 2014

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Doc and radio host Annie Esposito will discuss Doc’s recent piece on baseball Hall of Famer, Ted Williams and his Mexican ancestry.  Also the complex evolving story of the defection from Cuba by Los Angeles Dodger baseball superstar Yasiel Puig.  And, a discussion of the myths and legends surrounding Fidel Castro’s relationship to baseball and the sport’s long and storied tradition in Cuba.

Doc will also read another selection from the new book Arriba Baseball! A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction edited by Robert Paul Moreira.  Tune in and check it out!

Stream the show live at

http://www.kmecradio.org:8200/live.m3u

Radio Appearance

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin – on Classics Now,  Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:15  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata

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Join Doc and Mary for their monthly classics literature show on the Humboldt Homepage.  Doc and Mary will discuss Harriet Beecher Stowe’s then and now controversial 1852 classic Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that sold more copies in the 19th century than any book save for the Bible.

Tune in and listen to the show or stream it at:

http://www.khsu.org/listen_live

Northcoast Book Discussion Group List for 2014 and past twenty year archive:

http://www.hardiehouse.org/greatbooks/

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“The Enigmatic Hispanic?” – Ted Williams” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, April 14 – April 18, 2014

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The greatest hitter who ever lived according to many baseball historians, Ted Williams set the standard for excellence at the plate. Williams was a complex individual who rarely spoke of his Mexican ancestry believing ethnic prejudice might hinder his chances in the major leagues.   He did however, in his 1966 Hall of Fame Speech, speak out on behalf of Negro League ball-players who had been excluded from the the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.

To stream Doc’s piece, go the PRX link below:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/114527-ted-williams-the-enigmatic-hispanic

Tour of Jack London’s Wolf House – Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen, CA

Doc will lead a Tour of the Wolf House Ruins at Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Sunday, April 14.   Free.  2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442  ·  T: (707) 938-5216  $10.00 Vehicle entry fee.

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Jack London was the most popular American author of his day – adventurer, romantic, realist, revolutionary, sportsman, socialist, dreamer…combative, contrary, contradictory, charismatic, and courageous – Jack London’s legacy lives here amidst the mystical magic of Valley of the Moon and the silent stones of the burned out Wolf House that was to stand for a thousand years.

http://www.jacklondonpark.com/wolf-house-tour.html