Category Archives: sports

Electrifying

Our way of learning about dangers is often described as a child touching a hot stove. The toddler learns to avoid doing that again. I distinctly remember a moment like that happening when I was five-years-old. I was checking out the … Continue reading

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The Underdog

I’ve been wondering about successful people who like to call themselves underdogs. Is this some sort of psychological trick they pull on themselves to encourage further success or do they lay claim to being underdogs as public relations fiction? In … Continue reading

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Evaluate, Evaluate

A couple of weeks ago, my Giants ended the regular season with a loss to arch-rival Dodgers. It was a bitter-sweet day for coach Bruce Bochy because it was also his last game of his two-and-a-half-decades long baseball career. Sports … Continue reading

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Sweatshirt Days

I finally got around to hanging my  short sleeved and the aloha shirts to the far end of the closet pole and bringing the heavy-fabric long sleeved shirts within easy reach. Meantime, the polo-style pullovers are packed away, and the … Continue reading

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The Second Half

A big calendar hanging on the wall in the den delineates elapsed days and days left in the year in small font. Yesterday, July 1st shows 182/183 and today shows 183/182. This means we’ve gone over the middle hump and … Continue reading

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Phys. Ed.

The beginning of junior high was the ending of recess. The stultifying regimentation of classroom attendance was extended to the mandatory subject of physical education or “phys ed”. As much as I tried to enjoy phys ed, I couldn’t bear … Continue reading

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Weirdos

This week a selection of videos about Buckminster Fuller came up on my YouTube feed. So, on a whim, I clicked on one of the thumbnail links. Bucky was a textbook case of a weirdo genius. He was one of … Continue reading

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