Bob Wilber grew up aspiring to follow in his father’s baseball footsteps, and while he was able to secure a full college scholarship and later spend parts of six years in professional ball, as a player, coach, and scout, his mother’s writing, communications, and public relations skills were what eventually defined his career. After a successful and adventurous sports-marketing trek through the sports-apparel business, agency work, and professional indoor soccer, he saw his first drag race as he closed in on his 40th birthday. Little did he know that he’d go on to spend 20 consecutive years as a team manager and PR representative for Del Worsham and then Tim Wilkerson, two of the most popular Funny Car drivers on the NHRA tour. At the conclusion of the 2015 season, Bob ended his drag racing run in order to take on a longtime assignment. He is currently writing his autobiography, entitled “Bats, Balls, and Burnouts” which is due for publication late in 2016.
Welcome back, on yet another Thursday Blog Day. Here’s what this late April installment will be mostly about: You gotta play the cards you’re dealt, and recognize the signs. Got that?
So here’s the deal, for parts number one and two of what are two really good things. Heck, they’re absolutely great things.
This is going to be a very short blog today. But it’s going to be a hard one to write.
With Thursday being Blog Day, I awoke this morning in one of those moods that can be described as 50% excitement to write something and 50% dread of coming up with a subject out of thin air. There are those days. And then the subject hit me like a concrete block. Today we lost Prince.
Welcome to Liberty Lake, Washington, where Spring throws more jukes and head-fakes at you than a shifty NFL wide receiver. This past weekend, it was so sunny and warm we had all the windows open, but by mid-afternoon on Sunday it was actually getting hot inside the house. Mark the date. On Sunday, April 16, 2016 we turned on the air conditioning.
It’s Thursday. That’s Blog Day, of course, but it’s also the day I’m having all the carpets in the house professionally cleaned and for the last hour my feet have been wet. Plus I’m wearing adorable blue “booties” while everything dries. It all looks great though! Tomorrow, I’m having the windows professionally cleaned both inside and out, so there’s you guarantee that it will rain on Saturday, right before the dust storm hits.
Welcome back to Thursday Blog Day! Nope, didn’t make a trip to an NHRA race in the past week, no fancy dinners, no drives in the mountains, and nothing really noteworthy other than a lot of writing. And that’s a good thing. I’m on fire, hence the headline.