Category Archives: Sports

The 2017 Gold Cup: Halftime Report

As previously noted [1], right now the 2017 Gold Cup is playing, and as might be expected, this entry is for those who are at least casual soccer fans [2].  We are at the halfway point in the competition now, … Continue reading

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What Is The Gold Cup And Why Should You Care?

I admit that being a soccer fan in the United States is one of my more unusual interests [1].  In the summer of 2008, when I still lived in Tampa, I actually paid (not very much) to watch the Olympic … Continue reading

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If There Is Still Some Fight In You

Throughout most of my athletic activities I have not covered myself in a great deal of personal glory.  One year, for example, I played on the second string Pittsburgh Posse basketball team, for which I was a backup point guard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Courage To Soar

Courage To Soar:  A Body In Motion, A Life In Balance, by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book manages to combine two … Continue reading

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Book Review: After The Cheering Stops

After The Cheering Stops:  An NFL Wife’s Story Of Concussions, Loss, And The Faith That Saw Her Through, by Cyndy Feasel with Mike Yorkey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Super Bowl LI

3:05PM:  I’m setting up my computer here at the chateau Weis where we are having a discussion about languages as the pregame show winds up. 3:15PM:  Those of you who know how this works don’t need the introduction, but those … Continue reading

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Taking A Bite Out Of The Apple

Perhaps I am simply more cranky and crochety these days than I used to be, but earlier today one of my international pen friends asked me about my thoughts on Apple and my reply was not particularly kind.  My general … Continue reading

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A Little Slumber, A Little Sleep

After the rather unproductive dance on Saturday night [1], I went home and sought to get some sleep because I knew that yesterday would be a busy day.  I ended up getting about six hours of sleep, which is pretty … Continue reading

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They Can’t All Be That Good, Can They?

Yesterday the inductees for next year’s class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced, and to the great pleasure of a substantial body of readers of my blog (and the disappointment of others), the Electric Light Orchestra … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Paideia Program

The Paideia Program:  An Educational Syllabus:  Essays By The Paideia Group, edited by Mortimer J. Adler Reading this book in many ways is like looking at a road not taken by our public educational system.  Faced with declining academic performance … Continue reading

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