New Book Announcement!

Excited to announce a compilation of stories from baseball's olden days, coming in spring 2021! This collection focuses mostly on the Deadball Era of America's pastime, but will include some more modern tales sprinkled in for fun. As you stroll down hardball memory lane in this book, you'll discover some fun bits of info such …

BSL – One Month In

Today is a mini-milestone. Partly, it's one of sadness as today marks the 49th anniversary the great Duane Allman's tragic passing. In another context, it's not even a mini pebble really, but today also marks exactly one month since the release of Beyond Silence and Light. And a whirlwind of a month it has been. …

Release Day!

I was sitting on the couch in my darkened living room last night, flipping back and forth between Monday Night Football and The Shining. As I laughed for what is an unnumbered time at the maniacally brilliant and comically dark exploits of Jack Nicholson's Jack Torrance, and simultaneously watching the Kansas City Chiefs' offense with …

Cover Art Revealed!

Well, as of today, the manuscript and all the notes (foreword, acknowledgements, et. al.) for Beyond Silence and Light have been locked and submitted! Heeerreee weee gooo! The final formatting and production details are under way and the little music-less album will be unveiled to the world soon. Speaking of which, I'm excited to show …

Author Spotlight: The Genesis of Todd M. Calcaterra’s Epic Supernatural Creation

One sunny morning in the autumn of 1988, the mind of an introverted student at a Florida high school became ignited with an idea. At the time, he could never have foreseen its scalability - and certainly not its endgame three decades later. Originally conceived as an ironic twist on televangelism for a project in …

Few details exist about first Joliet vs. Cubs game

The following is non-edited, curated content from an article I wrote for the Joliet Herald-News, published on 2/21/19 (print version 2/12/19.) ORIGINAL: https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/02/08/few-details-exist-about-first-joliet-vs-cubs-game/aqzgk92/ The year 1875 fell in the middle of a renewal period for America. The Reconstruction Era was in full swing, and the nation was rebuilding itself in a time of business, industry …

Joliet versus the Chicago White Sox — 108 years ago

The following is curated content from an article I wrote for the Joliet Herald-News, published on June 28, 2018.   ORIGINAL: http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/06/22/joliet-versus-the-chicago-white-sox-108-years-ago/aikfglm/ The Joliet Jolly-Ites played the Sox in 1910 at Dellwood Park By KEVIN TRUSTY June 28, 2018 Photo courtesy of Reno Caneva, author of the book “Dellwood Chronicles.”   Part one of our Locals …