You might be here because you read an article about me. Welcome! I invite you to take a look around my website, but it’s mostly my own musings about life and baseball.

I appreciate your interest in my story – unfortunately, I don’t have much to say about it here. Please support journalism, especially local and student journalism. And if you’re looking for a college journalism teacher, you can reach me at gallo.fernando.r@gmail.com

Original Intro:

My name is Fernando Gallo and I spend too much time on the internet – but I’m usually working.

I’ve been a freelance journalist for a decade and I now teach college journalists in the Bay Area. I also help run a non-profit (Greening Lodi) in my hometown of Lodi, Calif., and perform marketing consulting on the side.

If you need help with any of that, please contact me! You can reach me at (209) 313-3030 or email me.

Greening Lodi

I grew up on the East side of Lodi (now referred to as the Heritage District), and I’m a resident here again. This under-served community is close to my heart, and Greening Lodi has made it an area of focus.

Please visit the nonprofit website to learn more about it, and consider joining us at our next meeting. And if you can’t volunteer, we also accept all donations – which are tax deductible. Greening Lodi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered with the State of California.

Way Too Many Words: My Blog

You’re not going to miss the Coliseum, Raider Nation; you’re going to miss the party

I’ve been putting this off for a while. Now, as any writer will tell you, this is normal. Writers hate the writing process, and the easiest way to get a reporter to clean their house is to assign a deadline. We procrastinate by nature, and we’ve all convinced ourselves that we write better under the …

What does it mean to be a leader? (the second part of Spring Break dispatches)

(Ed. Note – A previous blog was about managing my coed softball team, and it was supposed to be part one. Then a lot of events happened, so it got delayed until now. Here’s part two:) What makes a good leader? This is something I have spent many hours thinking about. What makes a good …

Running out of gas, filling up on barbecue and overdosing on baseball

(Ed. Note – This is a special guest post by friend-of-the-blog Jordan Guinn. Get more of his acerbic humor on Twitter.) Twice in the last three years I’ve been fortunate enough to take a week out of my summer to tour baseball parks across the country with Fernando. The trip involves a rental car, lots …