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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

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Giants and Jets win, Sunday complete.


So nice to see The New York Giants defeat the Dallas Cowboys 35-14 and the Jets winning against the Buffalo Bills. I love this time of year, holidays approaching, snow any day now and the smell of fireplaces outside. Sundays in the Fall are somehow better, and the time zone switch really lifted my spirits… Continue reading Giants and Jets win, Sunday complete.

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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

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Walter “Sweetness” Payton #34


  It's Superbowl XLII time again and I am reminded of my favorite football player Walter "Sweetness" Payton #34.   He defied gravity, ran as if he never touched the ground, played with the heart of a warrior and had the respect of all who played with or against him.  His talent lives on in these captured moments… Continue reading Walter “Sweetness” Payton #34