Posts Categorized: Sports

A swing and a miss

Yes, it’s a blurry image, but it’s fitting, as you’ll see later. This post is all about my attempts to get back in “tennis trim” and how my first efforts might be categorized as a swing and a miss. A swing into a different dimension First of all, let’s remind you of the origins of… Read more »

Hitting the tennis lines again

Maybe. Possibly. We’ll see. That’s about where I am with an out-of-the-blue request from an old friend to rejoin him and his gang for tennis. It’s been quite a few years since I last played. My game and shape have not profited from the respite. It’s why I’m not yet all-in with hitting the tennis… Read more »

The height of fashion at my very feet

Searching back through this blog, of if you’ve been a long-time reader, you will find I make derogatory comments about my fashion sense. I mean, in general, I make lots of derogatory comments about myself. It’s up to you to decide which are satirical and which are revelatory. In this case, though, I believe the… Read more »

Writing on the road once traveled

writing on the road once traveled - finally writing up my 2 1/2 month super road trip, the GNABRT

Yep. Finally. Gonna do it this time. That Great North American Baseball Road Trip I drove back in 2015, I’m going to write the whole blamed thing up at last. Following is how I will tackle writing on the road once traveled. What exactly is #GNABRT? As a refresher (and for you newbies), when I… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui

my never-ending battle with ennui

Nah, I’m not gonna make you look it up. Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. It’s a far greater threat than simple procrastination. Let me walk you through my never-ending battle with ennui. But first, a word from our sponsors… Before I get started, know… Read more »

That sounds like a cool idea

More than a week past my very last birthday BBQ, things are well back in order around the JMD household. During the BBQ, I brought up my desire to plan something big for my roundy next year. The general consensus was “that sounds like a cool idea”. Then I threw it open to the floor…. Read more »

Battling against hope

It’s a trap. Everyone knows it. But, we just can’t help ourselves. Every year. Honestly, it’s all our own fault. Self-inflicted pain. Another year of battling against hope. It’s football season again. College and Pro fans alike are now sitting there thinking all sorts of hopeful thoughts as their teams head to the gridiron. Most… Read more »

The reason why golf courses are disappearing

Society has it tough. “It” gets blamed for lots of stuff. Almost everything, in fact. Most of the time, this is uncalled for. The roots of the specific problem are usually more local or intimate. However society is the reason why golf courses are disappearing. Let me ‘splain. This is going to be one of… Read more »

Starting with a clean(ing) slate

The new year is still a month away, but there’s no reason not to start now on wiping the slate clean. Or, in this case, starting with a clean(ing) slate. I’m not a big believer in coincidence. I think life is just life, acting either randomly or quixotically, depending on your romantic bent. “Coincidence” is… Read more »

Bracing myself for more pain

Some things pass from reality and memory swiftly. Others linger like a dank smell that you can’t locate. Sadly, I’m here to talk about the bad smell type and why I’m bracing myself for more pain. Two Halloween’s ago, I damaged myself setting up my (then) new idea of a Dead Thing Pen. I thought… Read more »