I've been watching the US Open this week and I've been amazed by several things: 1. Rafa Nadal's new and improved serve. The guy never served in the 130 mph's before, and now he does. 2. The explanation for Rafa's new serve: grip change. Not the gym, not practice. Nope. He changed his grip 'a… Continue reading Nadal’s Juicy Serve
I have returned. I am writing; I am hitting return. A poem (inspired by the recent journey) has been chopped and put into the pot. It is simmering nicely. I'm not sure this blog is not the best venue for debuting a poem. But I may---when it is ready. Thanks to Google Earth, I can… Continue reading Hit Return
But first, let me serve you a Pimm's Cup because The Fortnight starts today. Yes, Wimbledon. The Big W, as Bud Collins calls it. The championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. This is the second year that the AELTC will award equal prize money to women players. Good on 'em. Was… Continue reading Carrizo Plain
Thanks to Metroblogging LA for the shout out on my post about tagging. I'm a big believer in posting photos to illustrate my blather. I almost posted the photo of the graffiti, but then when Verizon Wireless wouldn't let me log in to retrieve the photo from my phone, I got to thinking. First, I… Continue reading Sore Site for Eyes 2
The City of Pasadena is happy to spend the big bucks to buy out the wanna-be 'adult entertainment club', Peppermint Garden, instead of investing in bizillion other options for community improvement projects. Seems like $4.6 million would be a good start for an affordable housing project. Or how about setting aside more green space in… Continue reading Tennis in Pasadena
They call it the Happy Slam--the Australian Open, that is. And Roger Federer won it with his happy feet...an incredible amount of ballet-like footwork that moves him around the court and sets up shots straight out of the tennis textbook. He's not perfect; no one is. But he's nearly perfect. Near enough to get through… Continue reading Federer’s Happy Feet
Every week, a tennis professional blogs for the ATP website. This week it's Roger Federer blogging from Japan. Entirely classy. Entirely entertaining. Start with the first entry (2 October) and work your way up. 'Nuff said.