Tennis and Poetry: “If” recited by Federer and Nadal


Combining some of my favorite things i.e.  poetry, tennis, and tennis players.  This Wimbledon promo is simply a fortunate find.  Without further ado, I present Roger and Rafa reciting Rudyard Kipling's "IF" which adorns the entrance to center court at Wimbledon.      IF by Rudyard Kipling (‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies) If you can keep your … Continue reading Tennis and Poetry: “If” recited by Federer and Nadal

My way of saying goodbye.


One year ago today Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose leaving behind a daughter and throngs of adoring fans. It is hard to believe it has already been a year, probably due to the amount of media coverage his last film role has received. Today the nominations for the Academy Awards were announced and … Continue reading My way of saying goodbye.

In Memorium : JFK jr.


In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Mass. I remember hearing the first words of the missing plane and who was on it and knowing it was over.  I knew the circumstances, … Continue reading In Memorium : JFK jr.

Wimbledon Men’s Final Point And Victory


  Nadal Wins the 2008 Wimbledon Men's Final:Championship Point   This was the greatest tennis match I have ever seen. Rafael Nadal wins his first Wimbledon and Roger is crushed. They played like gladiators and did so for over 4 hrs and 40 mins. Nadal emerged the champion. At 22 he is a tremendous athlete, … Continue reading Wimbledon Men’s Final Point And Victory