The Sweet Sounds of Summer

There are lots of sounds associated with summer. Waves crashing. Seagulls. Fireworks. The ice cream truck. Early morning birds. Thunderstorms. The crack of the bat and the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt. There's even a song of the summer each year. But I think my favorite sound, and one I just heard … Continue reading The Sweet Sounds of Summer

This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

Growing up as a teenager in the early to mid-70s, one of my favorite times of the week was Saturday afternoon. That was when ABC aired the finals of that week's PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) tour, followed by the iconic Wide World of Sports. It was three hours of pure joy. I was into bowling … Continue reading This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

2001: A WordPress Odyssey

This blog started on January 1, 2015, with the simple goal of trying to blog for 31 straight days. I remember how challenging it was to come up with something to write about during those 31 days. When I successfully made it to 31 days, I thought I would try for 100 straight days of … Continue reading 2001: A WordPress Odyssey

The Tradition Continues

I don’t know how long we’ve been doing it, but it’s been a Father’s Day tradition for perhaps 20 years. No one in the Borden family is a golfer, but we all enjoy miniature golf. Well, at least I do, and they humor me. So every year for Father’s Day we go out for a … Continue reading The Tradition Continues

Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

To all those residing in the Northern Hemisphere - happy first day of summer. For those of you in the Southern Hemsisphere, don’t worry, it’s only six months away... When I think of summer, I think of family, friends, no school, vacations, beaches, warm nights, and cold beer. I also think of the classic song, … Continue reading Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history. North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left. Villanova called a timeout. And this video picks it up from there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAepPm6nStQ As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been … Continue reading Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

Forget the Inspirational Stuff – Go with Angry

I just discovered a web site that may be fertile ground for future blog posts. The site is StudyFinds.org, and it defines its mission as: StudyFinds sets out to find new research that speaks to mass audiences — without all the scientific jargon. The stories we publish are digestible, summarized versions of research that are … Continue reading Forget the Inspirational Stuff – Go with Angry

The Paradox of Last Place

We all (well, maybe not all) remember those dreaded gym classes when it was time for teams to be picked. If you weren't an athlete (nope), popular (nope), or good-looking (nope), you were going to be among the last ones selected. And you were just hoping you would not be THE last one selected. While … Continue reading The Paradox of Last Place

Music Monday: My All-Time Favorite Songs from Disney Animated Movies

I’ve been a big fan of Disney animated movies forever, and part of the reason is because of the great music that usually accompanies the films. I started thinking of all the great songs I’ve heard over the years, and I realized there are way too many to include in this post, so I made … Continue reading Music Monday: My All-Time Favorite Songs from Disney Animated Movies