Weekend Wrap-up: Last Day

What am I going to write about? Today is the last day of the sporting events in the 2020ne Olympic Games. I suppose that one the plus side, the Paralympics are next, then football season starts, hockey is in two months, and it’s only one year before the Winter Olympics. Not to worry, though, myContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up: Last Day”

Thursday Thoughts: The Return – A Poem (and The Olympics – Part 10)

Last night, I was inspired to write a poem which I scrawled in the margins of the crossword puzzle I was doing. The Return I thought I caught a glimpse Of you from afar I don’t know how long it’s been Since you graced my presence Hoping for a visit But hopes dashed In aContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: The Return – A Poem (and The Olympics – Part 10)”

Tuesday Tidbits: The Olympics Part 8: That’s just mean.

I noticed a few things while watching the Olympics. To exit the stadium after racing in the heat and humidity, the runners are required to walk up 3 flights of stairs to the waiting media. If you have ever run a marathon, or for whatever reason done some all-out sprints, you will know the lastContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: The Olympics Part 8: That’s just mean.”

Music Monday/Monday Musings: Now for something completely different.

So I decided to put my interview skills to the test. I have written a few humorous ones, Leon Stevens Interviews Himself, but after participating few new book promos, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce some of the authors that are featured on my page, Discover New Authors and Free Books.Continue reading “Music Monday/Monday Musings: Now for something completely different.”

The Olympics: An unofficial history.

I like to figure things out on my own. I’ll do some trial and error and try to logically deduce problems or questions before resorting to looking things up. It may take longer to solve, but I think you learn more or at least a funny anecdote. So, here is my “knowledge” of how theContinue reading “The Olympics: An unofficial history.”

Weekend Wrap-up: More Olympics? Maybe.

Can I write about the Olympics everyday? I’m going to try. What affect does technology have on athletic performance? In some sports not much, in others, much more. Any sport that relies heavily on speed such as cycling and rowing will benefit from lighter, more aerodynamic equipment/clothing. Track athletes have seen improvement in the trackContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up: More Olympics? Maybe.”

Thursday Thoughts: The Olympics – Part 4: Tired of them yet?

If you are not a sports fan, then the answer is yes. For these people, their favorite shows have been preempted, and every channel seems to have somebody racing or competing. If you are a casual sports fan, then you are probably getting a chance to watch some interesting sports. In an earlier post, IContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: The Olympics – Part 4: Tired of them yet?”

Tuesday Tidbits: The Olympics Part 2: Amateur vs. Professional

When the NHL decided not to send their players to the Seoul Olympics, there was a group that benefited: The amateurs. For many, this was going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Imagine playing in the minors knowing that making it in the big leagues was a long shot at best but gettingContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: The Olympics Part 2: Amateur vs. Professional”