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 an important personal assignment. Over the course of 2016 he wrote his autobiography, entitled “Bats, Balls, & Burnouts” and submitted it to the publisher in early February. It was released in late May, 2017 and is available on Amazon.com and other major online book retailers, in both printed and digital formats.

Another Unforgettable Moment
Jan 31, 2019   //   by bwilber

Just a quick blog today, because my plate is pretty full of “must do” stuff before I leave for Kansas City tomorrow. I’m looking forward to getting down there to see Alexa Jacobsen, CJ Eick, and Bob Rennison. In addition, I’ll get to see the Kansas City Mavericks play two hockey games! In the meantime, I have bills to pay, a haircut to get, and other errands to run. It will also be the first time I’ve been out of the house for more than 15 seconds since Monday. It’s been a little nippy here.

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Unforgettable Moments
Jan 24, 2019   //   by bwilber

Last week’s blog installment was all about random thoughts, because that’s what I do when there’s no big news or central theme on any given week. When I woke up this morning my first thought was “Man it’s early” and my second thought was “Well, there’s two boyz snuggling with me so maybe another hour’s sleep would be OK.” Then my third thought was “It’s Thursday. What am I going to write about?” Finally, my fourth thought just popped into my head for no reason. It was, “I’m going to write about unforgettable moments in my life.” So there.

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The Art of Randomness
Jan 17, 2019   //   by bwilber

To be perfectly honest, I expected my spellchecker to flag the word “Randomness” in today’s title. I wasn’t exactly 100% sure it was a real word, but apparently it is. The reason for its use in the title of today’s installment is probably clear to most of you who are even semi-regular readers of this nonsense. Sometimes I just don’t have a major theme, and since I get paid by the word it’s important to make sure I write anyway. Wait, you didn’t know I got paid by the word? Why do you think these things ramble on forever? Of course, I pay myself and I do it in “credits” instead of cash, but I’m indeed a fully paid professional blogger. To this point in my 13+ years of blog writing I have accumulated roughly 2.75 million credits. When I get to 10 million I’ll be able to get a free pack of gum.

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Just Chillin’ (After A One-Day Delay)
Jan 11, 2019   //   by bwilber

Well look at this! With enormous help from our web guru Laura I am back up and running after being unable to get anything posted yesterday. Laura has come to my rescue numerous times since we moved the blog to this location, and she was able to do it again today. I contacted her yesterday and despite the fact she was on a business trip she got right back to me. She shared an informative link about the new “upgrades” to the WordPress system that were all befuddling me, and the story made it clear that WordPress was aiming to totally revamp the whole program in one big move. I didn’t like it.

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Back Home From Paradise
Jan 3, 2019   //   by bwilber

Well that was amazing. We’re back home in Minnesota after a whirlwind trip to paradise, and it was great. I know, that’s hard to believe. Four nights at the Lava Lava Beach Club, enjoying our private cottage on the beach, and four nights on Kauai, staying at a part of the island we’d only visited before. There was sun, sand, fancy drinks, sightseeing, body surfing, ukulele masterpieces, and family. All of the other stuff wouldn’t be as fun without that last part. 

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