Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Quote of the Day


The only time a woman really succeeds
in changing a man is when he is a baby.


Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, a.k.a. Natalie Wood

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Quote of the Day


We can't have two standards, one set for the dedicated
young men who want to do something ambitious
and one set for those who don't.


Paul William "Bear" Bryant

Monday, September 23, 2019

Quote of the Day


Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day.  And
don't lose the passion and the love for what you do.


Nadia Elena Com─âneci

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thoreau



Reading Henry David Thoreau's "The Maine Woods" and this passage really stood out.

They're hunting moose at night in/near what is now known as the 100 Mile Wilderness: 

Once, when Joe had called again, and we were listening for moose, we heard, come faintly echoing, or creeping from far through the moss-clad aisles, a dull, dry, rushing sound with a solid core to it, yet as if half smothered under the grasp of the luxuriant and fungus-like forest, like the shutting of a door in some distant entry of the damp and shaggy wilderness. If we had not been there, no mortal had heard it. When we asked Joe in a whisper what it was, he answered, "Tree fall." There is something singularly grand and impressive in the sound of a tree falling in a perfectly calm night like this, as if the agencies which overthrow it did not need to be excited, but worked with a subtle, deliberate, and conscious force, like a boa-constrictor, and more effectively then than even in a windy day. If there is any such difference, perhaps it is because trees with the dews of the night on them are heavier than by day.

Quote of the Day


I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

via Wikimedia Commons

Vincent Willem van Gogh

Monday, September 16, 2019

History Repeating



Texas Girls Coaches Association News



Just got this via email from TGCA.  Notice requirement to be member before November 1:

The Board also voted to split Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year for swimming and diving.  One athlete will be selected as Athlete of the Year in swimming and one athlete will be selected as Athlete of the Year in Diving in 4A-5A-6A.  One Coach of the Year will be selected in swimming and one Coach of the Year will be selected in diving in 4A-5A-6A.  As with Track & Field, the nomination process is the same, but you MUST designate whether you are nominating the athlete or coach for swimming or diving.  This can be done on the nomination form under the comments section.  All coaches and coaches of nominees must be a member of TGCA before the November 1st deadline to be eligible for honors.

Not a member?  Visit TGCA here

Quote of the Day


If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you
love, you have to find the courage to live it.


John Wallace Blunt Jr., a.k.a. John Winslow Irving