A hospital stay and MLB blackouts led me to RTL-SDR radio

Last year I spent a lot of time in the hospital. Between multiple surgeries and outpatient visits and follow-ups (either intentional or through an unexpected ER visit), I probably spent at least a month or two in a hospital room. For a time, you could see the exact date ranges I was checked in by the holes in my GitHub contribution graph! Such is the life of an open source developer.

Jeff Geerling holding yay sign in hospital bed after surgery
Despite appearances, this was not a very fun recovery!

Souls and Goals - 2014 Soccer Game

Update: Photographs from the game were posted online by one of the game's photographers: 2014 - Souls and Goals.

Souls and Goals - Jeff Geerling Kevin Schroeder Goal
Yours truly, sitting down on the job. Image from the St. Louis Review.

It's almost time again for what is now an annual tradition—the 'Souls and Goals' soccer match in St. Louis, where the seminary soccer team will play against a team of 'clergy and company'; last year's match was a close game until late in the second half, when the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Lions took a 2-0 lead and with it, the cup.

Souls and Goals Clergy vs. Seminarian Soccer Match - November 7

[Update: There is now a simple website where the latest information can be found: Souls and]

On November 7, 2013, there will be a soccer match between 'clergy and company' (archdiocesan priests, a bishop, and some of their friends) and the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Lions (the seminary's soccer team) at St. Dominic High School.

The match is free and open to all the faithful in the Archdiocese, and will be a friendly match with concessions, some special visitors, and prayers for vocations.

KGS Priests Souls and Goals soccer match


Gracious in victory, gracious in defeat

This evening I participated in my second volleyball banquet as freshman team coach for De Smet Jesuit high school. The banquet is a time where the coaches, players, managers and parents come together to share a meal and reflect on the past season, thank the outgoing seniors for their years of dedication and great play in the volleyball program, and look forward to the next season of volleyball.

Our varsity team this year was very close to winning the state championship, and had the best record for a 4A school in St. Louis. Our JV team only lost to three teams, and our freshman team was 13-2 in the regular season, placing 2nd in their first tournament and winning the second. It was an awesome year, and I'm very proud of all the players who put their hearts into every game this season.

Rally Squirrel Says "Relax..."

Got this in my email inbox this morning, and couldn't resist posting it here. Though I'm very much not in favor of animated gifs in general, this one isn't too bad :)

Rally Squirrel - Relax
Kind of reminds me of this relaxing squirrel.

This year's World Series has been awesome; last night's walk-off home run by our hometown hero David Freese was one of the best moments in baseball this year!

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