Well, I was wrong.  The Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros are going to the World Series.  Two teams that fell outside the pantheon of baseball’s professional playoff teams will get their chance in the Big Dance.  The Astros will make their first World Series appearance in team history (44 seasons); the White Sox will try for their first World Series victory since 1917, a longer span of time than the Boston Red Sox’ World Series curse.  Even though I did not believe either team could make it to the Series this year, I am happy to be wrong.  This is a World Series I will enjoy.  I may not be able to watch the games live on television because I live 13 hours from the East Coast of the United States, but I may try to tune in for some highlights on ESPN.  I don’t really prefer either of the two teams.  I tend to favor the American League, but I’m happy to see that Houston finally made it to the Series for the first time.  Plus, my predictions of flat seem to have fallen a bit short, so I’ll pass choosing a winner (OK, Houston in seven).  I still believe however that Major League Baseball is an organization with far too many inequities.
I fell ill yesterday and have been feeling under the weather.  I think it’s a cold.  I’m tired and have a sore throat.  My son had it, then my wife, now me.  This week has not been as hectic as it was last week at work, but I think it caught up with me.  I just hope that this illness doesn’t worsen or carry on for more than a few days.  My son is now asleep, so for me it’s now bedtime.  Goodnight!

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. .'s Gravatar .
    October 21, 2005    

    Hi Mike, Hope you will be better very soon, take good care of yourself and family.say hello to your family also.

  2. Billy_Mitchel's Gravatar Billy_Mitchel
    October 22, 2005    

    Hi Mike, You take care Mike!!Just remember, a World Series without the Cubs is just another World Series!!

  3. Amber's Gravatar Amber
    October 22, 2005    

    What a GREAT site. I kicked right back and had a great time vicariously exploring the world. As a former adventure-travel writer, good sites such as yours as hard to come by. Keep at it and enjoy the ride!

  4. Brandon's Gravatar Brandon
    October 23, 2005    

    I have a question that is not related to this post. Do you think it would be more difficult for you working in the State Department abroad if you were not married?PS. Do you feel that such a job will help support a single parent? What are the policies for gay State employees? Do you have any regrets?AN

  5. Unknown's Gravatar Unknown
    October 23, 2005    

    Hello thanks for stopping off to read my blog. I will from time to time follow your adventures. It is wonderful to see a tight knit family. I have in the meantime found a new venue where my work gets viewed by a larger community and a good crit’s. If you have written something and want a genuine review go to http://www.Writing.com it is a whole lot of fun but very serious about writing. My aim is to publish some of my work so this is a place where I can practice and hone my skill.

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