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RED, RED, WINE

“Dry January” articles in my local newspaper today: Dr. Richard Friedman addresses “wine moms”, depression and anxiety and acohol, how wine disturbs sleep. Naomi Ishisaka points out that alcohol related deaths from 1999 to 2017 grew 85% among women compared to 35% among men. Not throwing rocks —I wrote this article several years ago: CHATEAU…

Damar Hamlin, #3

Sixty years ! In the late 60’s the tackling technique called “spearing” emerged as the effective path. Soon a book and common sense produced the article below.        FOOTBALL’S CROSSROADS In the late 1960’s an orthopedic doctor, concerned about the health of his football playing sons, wrote his observations.  Dr. O. Charles Olsen’s…

“YOU SURE ABOUT THAT?”

College team tennis has its own unique rules. The “no service let” is even for men only.  One coaching colleague suggested “…the NCAA should have only ten rules, and if they add one they also have to eliminate one!”   Rules can be complicated .  Both coaches and players are better off knowing the rules. …

DARK HUMOR (2019. EDITED 2022). AND DARK

“…its not dark yet, but its getting there.” Bob Dylan. DARK HUMOR (edited 2022) Like a lot of people my age I read obituaries more often.  Some are humorous.  Here are some examples of gallows humor. • A man named Tom Traylor had paid in advance to be cremated . A cancer patient, Tom wanted to renegotiate…

SHOOT LUKE, OR LAY DOWN YOUR GUN!

As a Southern Baptist minister’s son I was early on aware of the tift between “moderates” and ‘conservates”. At age 82 I’ve had a long time to watch (“…you can observe a lot by watching!”—Yogi Berra ). A good friend gigged me with a pro-conservative e-mail. I wrote back and simply asked if he was…

TWO PASS

TWO PASS FOR TWO (OR MORE) Not enough for a poker game?  Many gamblers fill that time with some version of gin rummy. Here is a home made poker game for when small numbers have “the itch”. The game for two:  PROCESS AND RULES *Determine the dealer. Dealer alternates  round to round. SCORING  *This is…

FLY NOW AND PAY LATER

Gerald said, “…every now and then the cow eats the butcher!” Football season is here! Actually it is “money game season”. You whip us, but you pay us. Say what? Appalachian beats Texas A & M and walks with 1.5 mil! Boone Goons rock. Marshall screwed the system too. Stuff happens. Still—- How many over…

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