Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Graham Johnston Celebration of Life


via SDPB

Graham's daughter, Jenny Lord, posted info on his Caring Bridge page:

Dad’s Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 1st (Labor Day Weekend) at Dads Club, 1006 Voss Road —off I10 in Houston. The celebration will begin at 1:00 with a time of remembrance starting at 1:30. The rest of the afternoon will include swimming of laps (for anyone interested) and food/drink. Dad wanted everybody to come casual and have a good time. There has been talk of a Graham Johnston memorial fund that would go towards a new pool named after him in the future. More on that later.

Quote of the Day


Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.

via Time

William Boyd Watterson II

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Quote of the Day


Slumps are like a soft bed.  They're easy
to get into and hard to get out of.


Johnny Lee Bench

Monday, July 29, 2019

Weekend at Don Cook


It was a very good weekend at the FCST-hosted Summer Champs in Sugar Land.
  • Our kids swam very well,
  • we stayed pretty close to the timeline,
  • the scoreboard worked well, &
  • the air handling system was able to keep up!
There's a coach in the Gulf that kind of looks like Freddie Mercury...when that storm rolled through, I imagined him thinking "Thunderbolts and lightning very very frightening..."

Graham Johnston



Legendary swimmer Graham Johnston passed away on the 27th.  Read more on Swimming World here

I'll try to post details on his upcoming Celebration of Life at DAD's club once they're finalized.

Read another piece at the Houston Chronicle here

“Swimming has been my life for so long,” Johnston said at the time. “I can’t picture ever doing anything else. I love the sport. As long as I am alive, I probably will be swimming.”

Over the years, Johnston trained for races by swimming two hours a day on a nearly daily basis at the Dad’s Club in Houston. By the age of 79, he had broken 81 records in Masters Swimming and was inducted in the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame, according to the Chronicle’s archives.



Quote of the Day


Freedom is never given;  it is won.


Asa Philip Randolph

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Quote of the Day


Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say,
abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

via Writers Inspire

Mary Ann Evans, a.k.a. George Eliot

Wednesday, July 24, 2019



Quote of the Day


I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because
each one represented another learning experience.


Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell

Monday, July 22, 2019

Bizarro



...and, if you play your cards right, someday a congressman!


Quote of the Day


There are many men of principle in both parties
in America, but there is no party of principle.

via The Unz Review

Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville

Friday, July 19, 2019

FINA World Champs Viewing Schedule (edited)


Via USA Swimming here

Saw comment on order of events.  After clicking here, you'll be able to download entire Competition Schedule.

After opening, zoom in on upper right to see pool swimming schedule.

Quote of the Day


I did not have three thousand pairs of
shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.

via flickr

Imelda Trinidad Romualdez, a.k.a. Imelda Marcos

Friday, July 12, 2019

Quote of the Day


It never hurts to apologize, especially if you don't mean it.

via The New York Times

James Alan "Jim" Bouton

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Quote of the Day


If someone as blessed as I am is not
willing to clean out the barn, who will?

via The Seattle Times

Henry Ross Perot

Monday, July 08, 2019