PREVENTING SPORTS INJURIES, NOW AND THEN

I was assigned to teach  a college course beginning in the fall of 1965: THE PREVENTION OF INJURIES TO ATHLETES.  And once a semester through 1985.   I served as a trainer to my own teams and many others for forty years,  learning as I went.  

There were milestones in my self education.  My core discovery was Dr. Don O’Donoghue and his book on the same topic.  It for decades was the Bible  of Sports Medicine.   Head, heat and heart issues (big problems).  The Louisiana heel  lock for ankles,  CPR, spearing and football.

I began before under wrap.  Shaved their legs above the knee to practice taping knees.  Had the class ugly leg contest for shaved  male legs.  No telling how many ankles I taped.  Discovered Elastoplast.   Still carry band aids in my wallet, but mostly for grandchildren now.

When I spied ON ANY GIVEN MONDAY by Dr.  James Andrews I compared some content with O’Donoghue.   One of the best discoveries of an old teacher is the confirmation that what you taught holds up over time.  Much of this “new” book has origins from the last century.

This new book should be read in total.  I have “cherry picked” some comments and summarized  some information I found interesting:  

*50 % of all sports are related to overuse.  60% are preventable by common sense”.   

*Youth sports injuries cost  2.5 to 3 billion dollars annually.”

*Odds of a football player making a pro roster are 6,000 to 1.”

*27%  of all insurance monies for sports injuries are for cheerleading.  While 57% goes for football, there are ten times as many football players.”

*Serious injuries?  Knees-30%, Ankles-12.3 %, Shoulders-10.9 %.”

*Preparation is 90% of execution.”

  • “Every team should have a trainer.”
  • There is a fine line between beneficial training and that that is ultimately detrimental.”

*MYTH:  No pain no gain.”  Young ones don’t need to hurt big time.

*During the 26 years between1982 and2008, there have been 72 catastrophic injuries reported in cheerleading, with two deaths. Gymnastics, which incorporates many of the same tumbling passes and boasts similar numbers of participants , had a total number of nine catastrophic injuries during the same period.  That is a pretty drastic difference.  Clearly, something needs to be done to protect cheerleaders from increasingly common and increasingly serious injuries.  Football, too, deserves a critical examination.  In 2007 there were 920,000 players under the age of eighteen treated in emergency rooms for injuries.”

  • Dr. Andrews cites parents looking for an agent for  a tennis playing child, age 6.

VIOLENCE

A recent friend and I discovered our commonality of being single male siblings who moved to a new small North Carolina town.  Both of us “older”, he followed my personal story with his:    Yeah —I was a teenager when we  moved.  We went to church the first Sunday.  After Sunday School a guy bumped and challenged me:  Meet me behind the church after the preaching  and we’ll find out how tough you are!

I said “Why don’t we meet out front and let everybody see”!  Backed the fight off.

It seems urgent  that some kind of wisdom must emerge.Shooting children ?  Bombing families?  Hanging the vice president ? No vaccine?

Where is “the man (woman) on horseback?”

Will the truth be told on jan. 6th, 2022,  this week.  

Will someone find a way to limit gun loopholes?

Are there now courageous  politicians wiling to “step-up”?

THE SEARCH FOR ENLIGHTENMENT CONTINUED

Note: These comments are a continuation of the HARARI blog

  1. Book One

SOUTH TO AMERICA:  A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation. Imani Perry

Author Perry subdivides the South, southern state histories, cities and towns, and geographical areas (Appalachia, the Low Country), citing unique and common behaviors.

“Nevertheless, in this country’s history, Black and White have never been mere adjectives, and Indigenous, a global term, is specific in this nation. These are identity categories that were made by law, custom, policies, protest, economic relations, and perhaps most potently, culture. Politeness, grammar rules, and political ;pieties aside, this strikes me as a simple truth that ought to be acknowledged. I didn’t make the rules. I am trying to tell them to you.”

*******

“Race is at the heart of the South, and at the heart of the nation. Like the conquest of Indigenous people, the creation of racial slavery in the colonies was a gateway to habits and dispositions that ultimately became the commonplace ways of doing things in this country. They came to a head at the dawn of the Civil War, only to settle back into the old routines for a hundred years before reaching a fever pitch again before receding.”

*****

Remember, the Deep South was made at the crossroads between the lust for cotton and the theft of Indigenous land. It was a tandem movement.”

*****

“To be beautiful, it must be truthful. And the truth is often ugly. But it’s funny, too. And strange. Also morbid. This is a collection, but it is also an excision, a pruning like we might do to z plant in order to extend its life Most of all, please remember, while this book is not a history, it is  true story.”

*****

“He (H.L. Mencken)  could not reconcile the creed of the slaveholder with the word of God.”

“North Carolina is in the Bible belt, that region that reaches from the Southeast into the Midwest with a shared Protestant conviction.  Still, Mencken’s warnings encouraged Carolinians to grow beyond evangelical moral certainty and into the curiosity and deliberation of rationalism He wrote:

Helping to get rid of this incubus is the first task of every enlightened Southerner today. It stands in the way of every free functioning of the mind, and is an impediment to all genuine progress, on whatever plane. I’ll begin to believe in the prophets of Regionalism when I hear that they have ceased to fever themselves over the sins of New York, and applied themselves courageously to clearing the ground in their own Region. Let them begin at home.”

*****

“…THE CHANGING SAME.”

“WICKED SILENCE”

“…THE WIND IS BLOWING BUT THE TREES AIN’T MOVING!”

THE MARROW OF TRADITION”

*****

“We have never stopped living the complications  caused by oil complications.”

*****

Julius Shakespeare Carr ( Carboro named for him) I whipped her till her skirt hung in threads.

*****

Wilmington 1988—250 blacks drowned.  Ben Chavis.  Duke lacrosse—Chrystal Gail Davis.

Greensboro massacre, Woolworth sit in.

*****

‘The God of Masters”

“The God of Slaves”

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2. Second Book

AMERICAN MADE (What happens to people when work disappears)  by Farah Stockman  

TP —-labor vs management

I lived in a  mill town.  And a tobacco state.  And a textile area.

“…pussy grabs back.” ((Trump)

“eat steak” or kissing the boss’ ass.

Trump cut corporate taxes from 35% to 21%.  Edged up tax on the middle class,   

CORPORATE REVENUES DROP 40%.  National deficit pushed to “dangerous levels”.

DYLAN QUOTES- WITH A NOD TO JOHN ROBERTS

BOB QUOTES —FINAL

John Robert’s 139 Bob Dylan quotes appear on QUARA.  They are listed below.  The next list is my effort to match his  quotes with songs the quotes come from.   I could not find  four.  

Some years back I did a similar project.  Dylan Quotes Test One is a matching test  with selected quotes to be matched with the correct song titles,  Answers are next (Don’ peek ! ) 

Dylan Quotes Test 2 is similar with quotes and songs from “Old Dylan”, several from the Robert’s collection. and some “New Bob Dylan“ quotes.

JOHN ROBERT’S DYLAN QUOTES

I am a huge Bob Dylan fan. I have a file on my computer were I collect quotes from Dylan.

I do not claim to understand all of them, but find them compelling. (John Roberts)

So here they are :

  1. Advertising signs, Con you into thinking you’re the one, That can do what’s never been done.
  2. Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks, When you’re trying to be so quiet.
  3. All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime, Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme
  4. And it’s that ol’ sign on the cross, That worries me
  5. And there’s no use in tryin’, T’ deal with the dyin’, though I cannot explain that in lines.
  6. Anger and jealousy’s all that he sells us
  7. Are you so fast that you cannot see, that I must have solitude? When I am in the darkness, why do you intrude?
  8. As easy it was to tell black from white, It was all that easy to tell wrong from right.
  9. As he weeps to wicked birds of prey, Who pick up on his bread crumb sins
  10. At dawn my lover comes to me, And tells me of her dreams, With no attempts to shovel the glimpse, Into the ditch of what each one means
  11. At one time there was nothing wrong with me that you couldn’t fix
  12. Bankers’ nieces seek perfection, Expecting all the gifts that wise men bring.
  13. Beggar man, beggar man, tell me no lie, is it a mystery that we live or a mystery that we die.
  14. Betrayed by a kiss, on a cool night of bliss, In the valley of the missing link
  15. Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth, None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.”
  16. But Eden is burning, either brace yourself for elimination, Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards
  17. But I can’t think for you, You’ll have to decide, Whether Judas Iscariot, Had God on his side.
  18. But I feel nothing for their game, Where beauty goes unrecognized.
  19. But it grieves my heart, love, to see you tryin’ to be a part of, a world that just don’t exist.
  20. But the enemy I see, Wears a cloak of decency.
  21. But to remain as friends and make amends, You need the time and stay behind.
  22. Come on, give it to me, I’ll keep it with mine.
  23. Don’t think of me and fantasize on what we never had, Be grateful for what we’ve shared together and be glad
  24. Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.
  25. Even Jesus would never, Forgive what you do.
  26. Everything I am saying, you could say just as good
  27. Follow her down past the fountain where they lifted her veil
  28. For every enemy I faced, The cause was there before we met, And for every cause I fought, I fought it full without regret or shame.
  29. For years they had me locked in a cage, Then they threw me onto the stage
  30. Funny, the things you have the hardest time parting with, are the things you need the least.
  31. Gentlemen, he said, I don’t need your organization, I’ve shined your shoes, I’ve moved your mountains and marked your cards
  32. He who is not busy being born, Is busy dying.
  33. Heart of mine go back home, You got no reason to wander, you got no reason to roam
  34. Horseplay and disease is killing me by degrees
  35. How can today make up for yesterday
  36. Hunger pays a heavy price, To the falling gods of speed and steel.
  37. I asked for salvation, But they gave me a lethal dose.
  38. I can’t help it if I’m lucky.
  39. I can’t remember what it was, That I came here to forget.
  40. I couldn’t tell her what my private thoughts were, But she had a way of finding them out.
  41. I count the years and I shed no tears, I’m blinded to what might have been
  42. I dreamed I saw St. Augustine, Alive with fiery breath, And I dreamed I was amongst the ones, That put him out to death.
  43. I fought with my twin, that enemy within, ‘Tel both of us fell by the way.
  44. I got a cravin’ love for blazin’ speed, I got a hopped up Mustang Ford, Jump into the wagon, love, Throw your panties overboard
  45. I got lost on the river, but I did not drown
  46. I know the reason, That you talk behind my back, I use to be among the crowd, You’re in with.
  47. I laugh and I cry and I’m haunted by, Things I never meant nor wished to say
  48. I love you dear, but how much longer can I keep singing this same old song.
  49. I once loved a woman, a child I’m told, I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
  50. I practice a faith that’s been long abandoned, Ain’t no altars on this long and lonesome road
  51. I think we better talk this over, Maybe when we both get sober
  52. I walk across the bridge in the dismal light, Where all the cars are stripped between the gates of night
  53. I was born here and I’ll die here, against my will
  54. I was so much older then, I’m younger then that now
  55. I went to sleep in Shreveport, woke up in Abilene and couldn’t figure out why I was wanted in a town half way in between
  56. I wish for one moment you could stand in my shoes. And for that one moment I could be you. Then you could see what a drag it is to see you.
  57. I’m not there, I gone
  58. If there is an original thought out there, I could use it right now.
  59. If you don’t believe there’s a price for this sweet paradise, Remind me to show you the scars.
  60. If you get close to her, kiss her once for me, I always have respected her for busting out and gettin’ free
  61. I’m going to spare the defeated, I’m going to speak to the crowd. I’m going to teach peace to the conquered, I’m going to tame the proud
  62. I’m lost in the haze, of your delicate ways.
  63. I’m not the one you want, babe, I’m not the one you need
  64. I’m singin’ love’s praises with sugar coated rhyme
  65. I’m the oldest son of a crazy man
  66. I’m too stubborn to be governed.
  67. I’m trying to love my neighbor and do good unto others, But oh, mother, things ain’t going well
  68. In fourteenth months I only smiled once, but I didn’t do it concisely
  69. In Jersey everything is legal as long as you don’t get caught
  70. In the dime stores and bus stations, People talk of situations, Read books, repeat quotations, Draw conclusion on the wall.
  71. It ain’t no use a-talking to me, It’s just the same as talking to you.
  72. It’s getting harder and harder to be me.
  73. It’s you and you only, I’m been thinking about, But you can’t see in and it’s hard lookin’ out
  74. I’ve been conjuring up all these long dead souls from their crumblin’ tombs
  75. Just when you thought you have lost everything, You find out there is more to lose
  76. Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
  77. Lost time cannot be found
  78. Lot of things can get in the way, when you’re tryin’ to do what’s right
  79. May you have a strong foundation, When the winds of changes shift
  80. Meet me at the bottom, don’t lag behind, Bring me my boots and shoes. You can hang back or fight your best on the front line
  81. More frailer than the flowers, these precious hours, That keep us so tightly bound
  82. My bewildering brain, toils in vain
  83. My clothes are wet, tight on my skin. Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in
  84. My hands are sweating, And we haven’t even started yet
  85. My mind weaves a symphony and tapestry of rhyme
  86. Myself, for what I did, I cannot be excused, The changes I was going through can’t even be used,
  87. No, I do not feel that good, When I see the heart breaks you embrace.
  88. Now you’re standing there expectin’ me, To remember somethin’ you forgot.
  89. Now, I’ve always been the kind of a person that doesn’t like to trespass, But sometimes you just find yourself over the line.
  90. One too many morning, and a thousand miles behind
  91. Only one thing I did wrong, Stayed in Mississippi a day too long
  92. Patriotism is the last refuse of a scoundrel
  93. Please see for me if her hair hangs long, If it rolls and flows all down her breast. Please see for me if her hair hangs long, That’s the way I remember her best.
  94. Renegade priests and treacherous young witches
  95. Señor, señor, do you know where we’re headin’?
    Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
  96. She may know what you need, But I know what you want.
  97. Since every pleasure’s got an edge of pain. Pay for your ticket and don’t complain
  98. Some things are too terrible to be true
  99. Some young lazy slut has charmed away my brain
  100. 100.Something is happening here, But you don’t know what it is, Do you Mister Jones.
  101. 101.Stake my future on a hell of a past
  102. 102.Standing next to me in this lonely crowd, Is a man who swears he’s not to blame. All day long I hear him shout so load, Crying out that he was framed.
  103. 103.Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow, Things should start to get interestin’ right about now
  104. 104.Still I wish there was somethin’ you would do or say, To try and make me change my mind and stay
  105. 105.Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections, Then people who are most content.
  106. Stripped of all virtue as you crawl through the dirt
  107. Take me for a trip on your magic swirling ship.
  108. Tell me where it hurts and ,I’ll tell you who to call
  109. That god you have been paying to is going to give to you exactly what you have been wishing on someone else
  110. The answer my friend, Is blowin’ in the wind.
  111. The empty rooms where her memory is protected, Where the angels’ voices whisper to the souls of previous times.
  112. The louder they come, the harder they fall
  113. The only thing we knew for sure about Henry Porter, Is that his name wasn’t Henry Porter.
  114. The pump don’t work, ‘Cause the vandals took the handle.
  115. The truth was obscure, too profound and too pure
  116. The vagabond at the door, Is wearing clothes you once wore.
  117. There are many among us who feel, That life is but a joke.
  118. They have some hungry women there, And man, they will make a mess out of you.
  119. They tell me that revenge is sweet, And from where they stand, I’m sure it is.
  120. They’ll be no mercy for you once you’ve lost
  121. This woman so crazy, I swear I ain’t going to touch another one for years
  122. Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail, The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
  123. Too much of nothing, Can drive a man insane.
  124. Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift
  125. We kissed through the wild blazing night time
  126. Well, I’m preaching peace and harmony, The blessing of tranquility, Yet I know when the time is right to strike
  127. When you ain’t got nothing, You’ve got nothing to lose.
  128. Y’ always got to be prepared, but you never know for what
  129. Yet there’s no one to beat you, No one to defeat you, Except the thoughts of yourself feeling bad.
  130. You always said people don’t do what they believe in, They just do what’s most convenient, then they repent.
  131. You can’t get to glory by the raising and the lowering of no flag
  132. You don’t have to be afraid of looking into my face, We’ve done nothing to each other time will not erase
  133. You don’t need a weather man, To know which way the wind blows.
  134. You gonna need my help, sweetheart’ You can’t make love all by yourself
  135. You know, I feel pretty good, But that ain’t sayin’ much.
  136. You might think me odd, If I tell you that I love you, Not for what you are, but for what you’re not.
  137. You were right from your side, and I was right from mineYou will search, babe, At any cost, But how long, Can you search for what is not lost.
  138. Your conscience betrayed you when some tyrant waylaid you.

MATCHING JOHN ROBERT’S QUOTES WITH SONG TITLES

1. It’s All Right Ma                                                      26 One Too Many Mornings             

2. Visions of Johanna                                               27 Changing Of The Guard

3. When The deal goes Down                                  28 Restless Farewell

4. Sign on The Cross                                                29 Dreamin’ of You

5. To Ramona                                                             30. Lonesome Day Blues 

6. No Time To Talk                                                    31 Changing of The Guard

7. Is Your Love In Vain                                               32 It’s All Right Maw

8. Bob Dylan’s Dream                                               33 Heart of Mine

9. Gates Of Eden                                                        34 Journey Through the Dark Heat

10 Gates Of Eden                                                       35 Golden Tom-Silver Judas

11 Seeing The Real You at Last                                 36 Dark Eyes

12 Love  Minus Zero                                                 37. Shelter From the Storm

13 A Spanish Mary                                                     38 Idiot Wind

14 No Time To Think                                                  39 I Forgot to Remember to FORGET

15 All Along The Watchtower                                     40 Where Are You Tonight

16 Gates Of Eden                                                       41 Huck’s Tune

17 With God On Our Side                                          42 I Dreamed I saw St. Augustine

18 Dark Eyes                                                              43 Journey Through the Dark Heat

19 To Ramona                                                              44 High Water

20 Slow Train Coming                                                45 Lost On The River

21 Restless Farewell                                                  46 Positively Fourth Street

22 I’ll Keep It With Mine                                             47 When The Deal Goes Down

23 We Better Talk This Over                                     48 Kansas City 

24 The Times Are a Changing                                    49 Don’t Think Twice                       

25 Masters Of War                                                     50 World Gone Wrong

51. We Better Talk This Over                                     76. Lay Lady Lay                                           

52. Chimes of Freedom                                              77. Silvio

53. Not Dark Yet                                                         78.

54. My Back Pages                                                    79. Forever Young     

55. Wanted Man                                                         80. Workin’ Man Blues

56. Positively Fourth Street                                        81. Where Teardrops Fall

57. I’m Not there                                                         82. When The Deal Goes Down

58. Brownsville Girl                                                     83. Mississippi

59. Where Are You Tonight                                        84. Tight Connection To My Heart

60. Girl From The North country                                85. If Dogs Run Free

61. Silvio                                                                     86. Ballad in Plain D

62. We Better Talk  This Over                                   87. Positively 4th Street

63. It Ain’t Me Babe                                                    88. What Was It You Wanted

64. Sugar Baby                                                           89. New Danville Girl

65. Nettie Moore                                                         90. One Too Many Mornings

66. Up To Me                                                              91. Mississippi

67. Ain’t Talkin’                                                           92. What’s A sweetheart Like You.

68. Up To Me                                                              93. Girl From The North country

69. Hurricane                                                              94. Changing of the Guard

70. She Belongs To Me                                              95. Senior

71. I Shall Be Free                                                      96. She Belongs to Me

72. Cold Irons Bound                                                 97. Silvio

73.                                                                               98. Hones With Me

74. Rollin’ & Tumblin’                                                 99. Rollin’ & Tumblin’

75. Like A Rolling Stone                                             100 Ballad of a Thin Man

101 Silvio                                                                                121 Rollin’ & Thunderin’

102 Tear of Rage                                                                    122 Chimes of Freedom

103 Mississippi                                                                       123 Too Much of Nothin’

104 Don’t Think Twice                                                           124 Subterranean Homesick Blues

105 Brownsville Girl                                                               125 Chimes of Freedom

106 No Time to Talk                                                               126 Ain’t Talkin’

107 Mr. Tambourine Man                                                       127 Like A Rollin’ Stone

108 Quinn The Eskimo                                                           128 Sugar Baby

109                                                                                          129 Sugar Baby

110 Blowin’ In The Wind                                                        130 Brownsville Girl

111 Changing of the Guard                                                    131 Ain’t No Righteous Man

112 Million Dollar Bash                                                          132.

113 Brownsville Girl                                                               133 Subterranean  Homesick Blues

114 Subterranean Homesick Blues                                       134 What’s a Sweetheart Like You

115 Where Are You Tonight                                                   135 Brownsville Girl

116 Like A Rolling Stone                                                        136 If Not For You

117 All Along The Watchtower                                               137 Don’t Think Twice

118 Tom Thumb’s Blues                                                        138 I’ll Keep It With Mine

119 Dark Eyes                                                                        139 No Time to Think

120 Ain’t Talkin’

DYLAN QUOTES TEST #1

(MATCH QUOTATIONS WITH SONG TITLES)

QUOTES

1._____”If God is on our side, He’ll stop the next war.

2._____”And his brain has been mismanaged with great skill.

3._____”All right—where do you want this killing done?”

4._____”Is your money that good? Will it buy forgiveness? Do you think that it could?

5._____”Things are breaking up out there, high water everywhere.

6._____”Let’s disconnect the cables overturn the tables. This place just don’t make         sense to me no more.  Can you tell me what we are waiting for, Senor?”

7_____”May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift.”

8_____”But you and I have been through that, and this is not our fate so let us not talk falsely the hour is getting late.”

9_____”I gaze into the doorway of temptations angry flames. And every time  I pass that way I always hear my name.”

10. ___”Happiness is just a state of mind.  Anytime you wish you can cross the state line.”

11_____”Before the sky there are no fences facing”

12_____”Something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is”

13_____”Ah, but I was so much older then I’m younger than that now”

14_____” strike another match, go start anew.”

15____”You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”

16____”For he gets hurt will be he who has stalled”

17___”But to live outside the law, you must be honest”

18____”And I’ll tell  it, and think it, and speak it and breathe it”

19_____”But it’s not that way, I wasn’t born to loose you.”

20_____”Kick your shoes off, do not fear, bring that bottle over here.”

21____”I’d just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear as someone who has had you on his mind”

22_____”Goodbye is too good a word girl”

23_____”So many roads, so much at steak, so many dead ends, sometimes I wonder what it’s  going to take to find dignity”

24______”It’s only other peoples games you got to dodge”

25____”Just remember when you are out there trying to heal the sick, that you must first forgive them.”

26_____”You’d know what a drag it is to see you.

27_____”You went to the finest school all right Miss Lonely. But you only used to get juiced in it”

28_____”I got sidetracked in El Paso, stopped to get myself a map, went the wrong way into Juarez with Juanita on my lap. Then I went to sleep in Shreveport, woke up in Abilene wondering why the hell I’m wanted at some town halfway between.”

29____”Bury the rag deep in  your face, for now is the time for your tears”

30_____”That long black cloud is coming down. “

DYLAN QUOTES TEST #1

(THE SONG TITLES)

A.  Wanted Man

B. My Back Pages

C. Masters of War

D.  Dignity

E. I Want You

F. License To Kill

G.  Waiting for You

H. Forever Young

I. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

J. Subterranean Homesick Blues

K. Momma You Been On My Mind

L. With God On Our Side

M.  Absolutely Sweet Marie

N.  Don’t Think Twice

O. Like A Rolling Stone

P.  I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Q.  High Water

R. Open the Door, Homer

S. Senor

T.  Positively 4th Street

U.  All Along The Watchtower

V. It’s All Right Ma

W. Hattie Caroll

X. The Times They Are A Changin’

Y. Mr. Tambourine Man

Z. Highway 61

*. Every Grain of Sand

**. It’s all Over Now Baby Blue

***. Hard Rain

****. Ballad of A Thin Man

DYLAN QUOTES TEST # ! (ANSWERS)

1.  L

2. F

3. Z

4. C

5. Q

6. S

7. H

8. U

9. *

10. G

11. Y

12. ****

13. B

14 **

15. J

16. X

17. M

18  ***

19. E

20. P

21. K

22.N

23. D

24. V

25. R

26. T

27.  O

28.  A

29.  W

30.  I  

DYLAN QUOTES TEST #2

——“May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift.” 

—- “Time is an ocean but it ends at the shore.” 

——But you will wind up peeking through her keyhole down upon your knees.

——- Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth, None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.”

—But I can’t think for you, You’ll have to decide, Whether Judas Iscariot, Had God on his side.

—- But the enemy I see, Wears a cloak of decency.

 —-Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.—-Funny, the things you have the hardest time parting with, are the things you need the least.

 —-He who is not busy being born, Is busy dying.

—-I asked for salvation, But they gave me a lethal dose.

  —-I got a cravin’ love for blazin’ speed, I got a hopped up Mustang Ford, Jump into the wagon, love, Throw your panties overboard.

 —-I laugh and I cry and I’m haunted by, Things I never meant nor wished to say.

—-I think we better talk this over, Maybe when we both get sober.

 —-I was so much older then, I’m younger then that now.

 —-I ‘m trying to love my neighbor and do good unto others, But oh, mother, things ain’t going well.

—-In the dime stores and bus stations, People talk of situations, Read books, repeat quotations, Draw conclusion on the wall.

—- Lot of things can get in the way, when you’re tryin’ to do what’s right.

—-.—-Patriotism is the last refuse of a scoundrel.

—- Three miles north of purgatory – one step from the great beyond

I prayed to the cross and I kissed the girls and I crossed the Rubicon.

  —-You won’t amount to much the people all said

‘Cause I didn’t play guitar behind my head

Never pandered never acted proud

Never took off my shoes and threw them into the crowd

Goodbye Jimmy Reed – goodbye and goodnight

I’ll put a jewel in your crown – I’ll put out the light.

  —-Sometimes the silence can be like the thunder

Sometimes I wanna take to the road and plunder

  —-They tell me everything is gonna be all right

But I don’t know what “all right” even means.

 —- The storms are raging on the rolling sea

And on the highway of regret

The winds of change are blowing wild and free

You ain’t seen nothing like me yet.

  ——Maybe somewhere down the road a ways (at the end of the line)

You’ll think of me and wonder where I am these days (at the end of the line)

Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays (at the end of the line)

Purple Haze.

—- I  loved  you then, and ever shall,

but there’s no one here who is left to tell. 

The world has turned black before my eyes

—-Happiness is just a state of mind.  Any time you wish you can cross the state line

  1. TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE

 2.  NETTIE MOORE

3.  WAITIN’ FOR YOU

 4.   RUBICON

5.  FOREVER YOUNG 

6.  TRYING TO GET TO HEAVEN

 7.  IT’S ALRIGHT MA

 8.  WHEN THE DEAL GOES DOWN

9.  END OF THE LINE

 10.   OH SISTER     

11.   LONESOME DAY BLUES  

12.  HONEST WITH ME

13.  AIN’T TALKIN’

 14.  SLOW TRAIN COMING

 15.   HIGHWATER

 16.   MY BACK PAGES

17.   LOVE MINUS ZERO

 18.  LOVE SICK

19.  THE TIMES ARE CHANGING

20.   SWEETHEART LIKE YOU

 21.  GOODBY JIMMY REED.  

  22.  ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

23.  WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE

  24.  SHELTER FROM THE STORM

25. WAITIN FOR YOU

26.  MAYBE WE  BETTER TALK THIS OVER

ANSWERS TO DYLAN TEST 2 (no peeking )

1.  TO MAKE ME FEEL YOUR LOVE (23)

 2.  NETTIE MOORE ( 25)

3.   WAITING FOR YOU (26)

 4.   RUBICON (19) 

5.  FOREVER YOUNG  ( 1)

6.  TRYING TO GET TO HEAVEN (22)

 7.  IT’S ALRIGHT MA (9)

 8.  WHEN THE DEAL GOES DOWN ( 12)

9.  END OF THE LINE (24)

 10.   OH SISTER    (2)  

11.   LONESOME DAY BLUES  

12.  HONEST WITH ME

13.  AIN’T TALKIN’ (13)

 14.  SLOW TRAIN COMING

 15.   HIGHWATER (15)

 16.   MY BACK PAGES (16)

17.   LOVE MINUS ZERO

 18.  LOVE SICK

19.  THE TIMES ARE CHANGING

20.   SWEETHEART LIKE YOU

 21.  GOODBY JIMMY REED.  (  20 )

  22.  ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER (4)

23.  WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE (23)

  24.  SHELTER FROM THE STORM

25.  WAITING FOR YOU

26.  MAYBE WE  BETTER TALK THIS OVER

ANSWERS TO DYLAN TEST 2 (no peeking )

1.  TO MAKE ME FEEL YOUR LOVE (23)

 2.  NETTIE MOORE ( 25)

3.   WAITING FOR YOU (26)

 4.   RUBICON (19) 

5.  FOREVER YOUNG  ( 1)

6.  TRYING TO GET TO HEAVEN (22)

 7.  IT’S ALRIGHT MA (9)

 8.  WHEN THE DEAL GOES DOWN ( 12)

9.  END OF THE LINE (24)

 10.   OH SISTER    (2)  

11.   LONESOME DAY BLUES  

12.  HONEST WITH ME

13.  AIN’T TALKIN’ (13)

 14.  SLOW TRAIN COMING

 15.   HIGHWATER (15)

 16.   MY BACK PAGES (16)

17.   LOVE MINUS ZERO

 18.  LOVE SICK

19.  THE TIMES ARE CHANGING

20.   SWEETHEART LIKE YOU

 21.  GOODBY JIMMY REED.  (  20 )

  22.  ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER (4)

23.  WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE (23)

  24.  SHELTER FROM THE STORM

25.  WAITING FOR YOU

26.  MAYBE WE  BETTER TALK THIS OVER (13)

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S TENNIS 2022

The April 20th NCAA Division 1 Women’s college team tennis rankings impressed me in several ways.

  1. It is already tournament time!
  2. Three North Carolina teams are ranked in the top 5 (North Carolina-1, NC State-3, and Duke-5.)
  3. Newspapers haven’t mentioned anything about this rare fact.

Also ACC league members Virginia (#7,) and Wake Forest (#23 ) aren’t too bad either.

UNCONDITIONAL

Reverend MacLean: Each one of here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them – we can love completely without complete understanding.

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

PARENTING

Recently I saw the Will Smith portrayal of Mr. Williams and family.  Below are articles iI have written, the first in 2007:

KING RICHARD 2007 (from PLAY IS WHERE LIFE IS)

Another factor in American tennis can’t be overlooked. The role of parents. Connors (mother ), McEnroe (father), Evert (father), Aggassi (father, brother), and the Williams’ sisters, are ample proof that the tremendous role of parents in the development of Championship level American players. 

Mr. Williams certainly gets the award for “out of the box” results. To train one child to be #1 in the world is amazing, but #1 and #2 at the same time is un- precedented. And done without normal routes of American Junior play and USTA super-support says a lot. I have to say I was disappointed by the way the Williams sisters were often treated by many in American tennis. 

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FEB. 2022

Being a tennis teacher/coach,  the film’s depiction of how this happened was both interesting and historical.    Much theory about tennis has evolved in the last fifty years.  Mr. Williams taught himself from this explosion.   Pronation of the wrist when serving,  open stance forehands,  maximum number of hits and drilling, throwing the racket in service motion, ball can serve targets, etc.

The names of Braden, Macci. many players, country clubs to ghetto,  spot on.

Many have noted tennis at high level is like fighting with rackets  rather than gloves.  How the trainers brought along young boxers was a common part of understanding that losing (particularly singularly ) is tough.  The choice to skip junior tournaments was maybe the most important and unique choice made.  

There was a more important lesson made in the film and in reality.  A bigger lesson.  Richard Williams showed the route to success in American tennis.  Families are our best teachers and coaches and academies.  No one cares like good parents.

Whatever sport , or whether sports, parental leadership works best.

 The Williams family taught a big lesson.  Richards’ father ran from danger.  When Venus was in her darkest moment he ran to her (‘ I have never been more proud of you”).

He risked his life.  He gave his life.  Give him credit.

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Patrick Mouratoglon,  Serena Williams’ tennis coach, said it.  The commentators missed a great chance.  Was the USTA listening closely?  His point about Co Co Gault’s win over Venus Williams was, here is another example of where great American tennis players have come from, then and now.  What better example could you want:  From Richard Williams and Venus and Serena, to 2019 Wimbledon and Co Co and her parents.   The Bryan brothers and their dad,  Isner and his mom, all the  way back to Chris Evert and her father.  Connors and mom.  McEnroe/Father.  No one gives their attention to a child like  parents.   There were five American men entered in the 2019 French Open.  Tiafoe, at #32, was the only seeded American male.  Taylor  Fritz won a first round match.  The rest lost.

For the umpteenth time,  all entities sincerely interested in developing quality American tennis players, should demand a reasonable slice of college tennis scholarships for American students.  Parents need help, a carrot at the end.

Former college tennis players
Jack Kramer, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, John McEnroe, Bob and Mike Bryant, Jim Courier, Brad Gilbert, Bill Tilden, Roscoe Tanner, Jimmy Connors, Dennis Ralston, Dick Stockton, Vitas Gerulaitis, Michael Chang, Malavai Washington, Todd Martin, Bob Lutz, Bill Talbert, Tony Trabert,, Vince Spadea, John Isner, Steve Johnson, MANY MORE.