My sons and I recently took a rock climbing class up in the Idyllwyld near Tahquitz Rock. Our guide, Bob Gaines, is the owner of Vertical Adventures rock climbing school. Bob is a little older than me, and has been climbing and teaching climbing for many, many years. He trained Sylvester Stallone for the film […]
Archives for August 2004
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Those of you who know me know about my main site, BigBlueBall. Those of you who know me pretty well probably also know about the BigBlueBeetle, or simply BBBtle. Well I did something I have never done before. I ordered vanity plates. A waste of money? Maybe. But it is good fun.
I admit that I don’t follow football very closely. Here in the U.S., our professional soccer league doesn’t hold a candle to most international leagues in Europe or South America. I’ve been told that the soccer played in the Olympics isn’t on par with World Cup play (obviously). But I was still intrigued, as many […]
I’ve lamented the sorry state of Chinese fortune cookie prognostication a couple of times before. But last night, not only did I find two fortunes in one cookie, but they weren’t half bad. Could the tables have turned? “Good Fortune Lies Ahead” That’s not very specific, but it’s hard to find fault with it. Fortune, […]
I have always been, ever since my earliest memories, a very self-reliant person. My family moved from Indianapolis to Cincinnati during the summer between second and third grade. Back in Indianapolis, we were scheduled to learn cursive writing in the coming school year. But in Cincinnati, they had already learned it in second grade. I […]