Posts Categorized: Sports

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 »

Bowling for nothing

Well, I’m back in a bowling league. Far from dollars, we generally get nothing at the end of the season. Here’s why. My team is composed of five people: my married friends, her mom and his buddy. Between all of us, we have one former excellent bowler, one fair bowler and three meh bowlers. But… Read more »

Halloween is for sportsmen

I think I’m making progress with my Animal Control skeleton and I have my years of experience as a sportsman to thank for it. I’ve had several vexing problems regarding AC (as I call him). First, the stand that is supposed to work for this type of skeleton is either poorly made or I got… Read more »

What is patriotism?

There’s been quite a lot of conversation about this recently, spoken and written with the utter certainty of someone who has an opinion. Although I am never in short supply of an opinion, I am often just short of sounding like a doofus, so I thought I might give this just a bit of research… Read more »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »

Back in the swing?

So here’s a funny situation for you: retired man, physically capable, time and money on his hands, lives in South Florida… …and doesn’t play golf. Yes, I know, it’s as if the very laws of science and nature are breaking down before your eyes! Rather than have Earth’s axis snap and this pretty blue-green globe… Read more »

Ad infinitum

Here comes the Super Bowl, the only program watched worldwide by millions of people…for the ads. Sure, a few also want to see the football game, but the rest are getting their munchies in between the commercials. Even now, when so many of the commercials are available for “sneak peeks” online, millions just like watching… Read more »

Wristful of dollars

Miss me? Now that my unplanned and uneventful absence from posting is over (conveniently on a Friday, so I don’t have to do more than one this week), it’s time for more random ruminations reminding readers regarding reconsidering renewing reading Ramblings. Yeah, that had nothing to with anything, I just felt like babbling a bit…. Read more »