Happy Birthday to Us

Today Mission of Complex turns three years old, almost as old as Nate was when he was diagnosed. Like little Nate, we’ve been uncommunicative lately, but it is a special day and that can’t go unnoticed.

Nate has been doing fine. We are in that limbo world I’ve dreaded – post-school, no structure. Still, with the mentoring of a good friend, Nate worked on a home rehab project, which he loved. It was a dream come true for him – spackling, pulling up floors, screwing in socket covers. Maybe in the right situation he can work for a construction crew. He’d love that. We’re also looking for a part-time job for Nate, 20 hours per week in a job that caters to his skills – design, computer skills, etc. That may be an upward climb.

And, of course, there’s his art. At the Smithy Center for the Arts in Cooperstown, Nate has a strip mall art show from August 12 – September 15. The whole third floor will be his for Obsessive Construction. He even sold a piece off our wall a few weeks ago. And Alpha Folks is moving ahead slowly

So all is good here. I miss the blog and will return to it once my book is done. Until then, be well.


About Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz is the former Mayor of Cooperstown, the “Birthplace of Baseball” and home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. His latest book, Split Season:1981 - Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015), received national attention, with coverage appearing in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sporting News and NPR’s Only a Game, among others. Katz appeared on ESPN’s Olbermann and The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap and MLB Network’s MLB Now, with Brian Kenny. Split Season: 1981 was a finalist for the 2016 Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year.
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