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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Monday
Nov132017

Weekly Thoughts

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. --Zig Ziglar

Sunday
Nov122017

Info on Your Monday Morning Cosmic Encounter

Monday, 13 November , Don't Miss On Nov. 13, Venus and Jupiter will rise together in the morning sky, only a few hours after the planets reach "conjunction" at 1:05 a.m. Conjunctions occur when two planets share the same right ascension.

Saturday
Nov112017

Kindle Pick of the Week: Called for Traveling

If you the life of every professional athlete is glamorous?

Called for Traveling is a pro basketball journey that spans four continents, seven countries and twelve teams over eleven hilarious and adventurous years. After playing his college ball at Penn State, Tyler Smith had a path in mind of where he wanted his pro basketball career to lead. Bringing his own toilet paper to away games, courts made of concrete, and fully-geared riot police at every stadium were not part of his original dream.

Smith played basketball professionally for twelve teams in seven countries including Italy, China, Japan, Argentina, and Thailand over eleven seasons. He played college ball at Penn State, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2001.

His new book Called for Traveling (Sports Publishing, October 2017) is a hilarious adventure across the world of international basketball with stories about players and coaches he encountered including Yao Ming, Joe Bryant (Kobe’s dad), Rick Barry, Carlos Boozer, and Jawad Williams.

Where were all the big contracts people talked about? Would he even have a job next season—or next week? And would he be playing for free this month because the team didn’t feel like paying him? You immeditely feel like you know Smith and even put yourself in his place.

In this highly unstable and unorthodox overseas lifestyle as professional basketball player, Smith draws readers in quickly with his humor and ability to share his clever stories that seem outrageous, but are 100 percent true. His attitude and faith are tested relentlessly through bounced paychecks, injuries, and the seemingly endless frustrating reality of people around him speaking a language he could not understand.

From Italy to Japan to Uruguay, and even the NBA, the challenges and adventures only accelerate as Tyler’s wife and kids are added to the overseas equation. His unique story is highly engaging whether or not you’re a basketball junkie. Called for Traveling is an honest and entertaining inside look at one man’s journey playing pro basketball around the world.

Download the Kindle version now, and order yourself a copy.

Wednesday
Nov082017

Trump Feeds the Fish

He thinks the fish are hungry.

Tuesday
Nov072017

Shoppers Now Turned Off by Black Friday

In the USA Today:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/11/07/more-holiday-shoppers-turned-off-black-friday-report-finds/836839001/

During the week of that includes Thanksgiving, 35% of shoppers say they intend to do most of their shopping on Black Friday this year, down from 59% in 2015, according to the analysis released by consultancy PwC.