Category Archives: sports

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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Playing By The Rules

One of my cousins was always the banker whenever we played the “Monopoly” board game. The rest of us didn’t like this, but we went along because we didn’t want grandma to hear us quarreling. Sandy said we had to … Continue reading

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Thinking About Pirates

I heard the adlib by the sports announcer as he read the baseball scores earlier this week. After mentioning the result of the Pittsburgh Pirates game, he said, “Arrr, don’t forget it’s pirate month!” I laughed at the remark and … Continue reading

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Smart Baseball (Review)

If I had to choose which major sport to enjoy over all the others, it would be baseball, hands down.  That said, I’m not a “sports nut” about the game, I just enjoy watching it.  I don’t get overly involved … Continue reading

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Ah, To Walk On The Wild Side

A couple of days ago, my friend Sam and I enjoyed lunch at the new cafeteria inside the local supermarket. He asked if I was going to have a dessert. I told Sam that I was in the mood for … Continue reading

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Frugal Fun

I’m one of those folks who are easily amused. Sure, I savor the opportunity for travel. I love classical music. Major League Baseball is also a passion. There are a couple of problems with these: I live far from the … Continue reading

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Strategy

It’s been a long time since anybody has wanted to play a game of chess with me, so I finally sold my good board and chessmen.  Now, when I get in the mood for a game, I play the one … Continue reading

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