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.

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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Aloha, and Mele Kalikimaka
Dec 20, 2018   //   by bwilber

Hello blog faithful, and may I first wish you all a wonderful holiday season, no matter which holidays you observe or how you choose to observe them. Be respectful, be kind to others, pay it forward, think much more about giving without pondering what you might receive. It’s not about accumulating the most “stuff” it’s about spreading the message of love, inclusion, and respect. Do you know how easy it is to buy a Christmas dinner for a needy family? It’s far too easy to not do it. Shelters are more than happy to accept a check.

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Home For A Wee Bit
Dec 13, 2018   //   by bwilber

Well that was a whirlwind! Welcome back blog faithful. I’m here to tell tales of Jolly Old England and too many miles in the air. I think I’m finally close to being somewhat normal after all the jet lag, both going out and coming back. It does take its toll on you. 

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