Everyone Has the Right to Sweat Profusely

Many of us love the feeling of a good workout. Sweat is often a by-product of such a workout, followed by a shower, slapping on some deodorant, getting dressed, and then continuing on with our day. Most of us likely take all the above for granted, but for some, such activities can be a real … Continue reading Everyone Has the Right to Sweat Profusely

Art Imitating Life, and Life Imitating Art…

A few months ago, I wrote a post about my new favorite TV show, Ted Lasso, giving some background on the show and my enthusiasm for it. Apparently, I am not alone in my opinion about the show. Jason Sudeikis, who plays Ted Lasso, has already won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award … Continue reading Art Imitating Life, and Life Imitating Art…

If You Win Gold at the Olympics, but There Are No Fans There, Did It Really Happen?

Japan has announced that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead under a state of emergency and without any spectators at events in the capital in an attempt to prevent another nationwide outbreak of COVID-19. Athletes, staff, media, and other participants will be kept in a "bubble." Other areas outside the capital that are hosting events … Continue reading If You Win Gold at the Olympics, but There Are No Fans There, Did It Really Happen?

This Might Be One of the Best Months for Sports, Ever

In no particular order: Wimbledon. (tennis) Tour de France. (cycling) The British Open (or more correctly, The Open). (golf) The European Championships. (football/soccer) The NBA Finals. (basketball) The NHL Finals. (ice hockey) The Olympics. (multiple sports) Copa América. (football/soccer) MLB All-Star Game (OK, this might be stretching it a bit...) (baseball) And thanks to my … Continue reading This Might Be One of the Best Months for Sports, Ever

It’s Wimbledon Time!

It's one of my favorite sporting events and over the past decades, it's produced numerous memorable moments. I can remember watching all of the following win the gentlemen's singles at Wimbledon, in my mind the premier tennis championship each year. And I loved how NBC marketed the finals - Breakfast at Wimbledon; it was the … Continue reading It’s Wimbledon Time!

The Secret to Putting in Golf

Today was our annual Father's Day mini-golf outing. The weather was right up my alley - hot and humid. And it was one of my best rounds ever; it was the first time I had two holes-in-one in one round on this course. (And in a video chat with our sons later we discussed what … Continue reading The Secret to Putting in Golf

Seriously? Say Uncle? People Still Do That?

Yesterday I wrote a post about a fight that broke out on a concert stage in 1965 between members of the band The Kinks. The fight ended with one member knocked out, and the suspect fleeing the concert venue. Fast forward 56 years, and guys are still out there fighting in public. The latest incident … Continue reading Seriously? Say Uncle? People Still Do That?

Music Monday: Eye of the Tiger – Then and Now

It seems like I'm stuck in a series of Philly-based blog posts, with some recent posts focused on Wawa and the dangerous Roosevalt Boulevard. So perhaps it's no surprise that this week's Music Monday has a Philly connection. The song is Eye of the Tiger, which was the theme song for the film Rocky III … Continue reading Music Monday: Eye of the Tiger – Then and Now

I Guess This Was Bound to Happen

I thought I had hit pay dirt. A driving experience and a comment from a colleague this week each gave me an idea for a blog post. Since such ideas are usually in short supply, I was quite excited. The first came to me while I was out driving and I came to what I … Continue reading I Guess This Was Bound to Happen

Dusted Off the Old Clubs Today

The headline might be a bit misleading. I don't golf. At least what most people think of when they hear the word golf. But I do like mini-golf, and so does the rest of the Borden family (or at least they say they do). So today was our inaugural 2021 Mini-Golf outing. Thankfully, we didn't … Continue reading Dusted Off the Old Clubs Today