Sunday, January 31, 2016


...I actually DO miss the AT...

Ponytail Paul:

Posted a few "found" pics from February of '15 over at the thru-hike blog here

Quote of the Day

I slow down when hiking.  The rhythm of
nature is more leisurely.  The sun comes
up, it moves across the sky, and you
begin to synchronize to that rhythm.

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John Mackey

Friday, January 29, 2016

Madison's Turn

via Lubbock Online

Must be Longhorn week over at USA Swimming.  Read the Madison Cox feature here.

“College has also taught me about balance, and happiness is a big component of that,” Cox said. “So you have parts that almost catch you off guard, where the light shine through and you are so happy.”

A lot of that happiness comes from pushing herself to do things she has never done, and to embrace new challenges, which includes making new friends. Though she is from Lubbock, Texas, that is nearly 400 miles away.

Quote of the Day

One can prove or refute anything at all with words.
Soon people will perfect language technology to
such an extent that they'll be proving with
mathematical precision that twice two is seven.

via The Famous People

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

I had chosen to use my work
as a reflection of my values.

via Movie Morlocks

Sir Sidney Poitier

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kubik Featured

via WETS
Eddie's right hand man in Austin, Kris Kubik, is featured in this week's USA Swimming Square Root of 400 Question Tuesday.  Read here

4. The Longhorns have quite a special place in swimming under you two -- what does all that history and the NCAA titles you have been a part of winning and creating mean to you?

Most of what has happened here is because of Eddie. Through Eddie, I have patterned the way I coach and teach to be much like him, though certainly I have -- and with his encouragement -- developed in my own way as well. As far as winning, our goal truly has never been to win a National Championship. The goal is for each individual on our team to improve every year. If we have the right blend of people and we do improve, then we are in the mix for a National Championship. But we preach weekly if everyone does their best and we end up 10th or 12th, we will shake hands with all the teams that placed higher than us and we will be very, very proud that we did our best.

Quote of the Day

Everybody looks at the negative effects of
global warming, but with the ice melting,
the Northern Passage has opened up.

via mySA

Paul Richard LePage

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016 State Meet Call-Ups

My excuse last year was "I'm a goin' hikin'!"

This year, it's "I gots ta coach!"

For the second straight year, Scott Scofield has volunteered to compile and post the high school state meet call-up lists for swimmers, coaches, and parents interested in finding out before the UIL posts their official list.

Thanks in advance for providing Scott with results and support.

Here's the site where he'll be posting that info (along with some other meet results):

Texas Swim Meet Results

You can contact Scott via email

Quote of the Day

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my
physical ability, it was my mental ability.
Caitlyn Marie Jenner, a.k.a. Bruce Jenner

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

To me, business is the ultimate sport.
It's always on.  There is always
someone trying to beat me.

via Parade

Mark Cuban

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

We kind of made everybody aware that God's back
yard is something that should be taken care of.

via What ever happened to...

Dan Haggerty

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

Baseball has done more to move America in the
right direction than all of the professional
patriots with all their cheap words.

via National Baseball Hall of Fame

Monford Merrill "Monte" Irvin

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

While we are postponing, life speeds by.

via onlipix

Lucius Annaeus Seneca,
a.k.a. Seneca the Younger

Monday, January 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

Fame itself...doesn't really afford you anything
more than a good seat in a restaurant.

via Doll Poupee

David Robert Jones, a.k.a. David Bowie

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

In fact, climate change is directly
related to the growth of terrorism.


Bernard "Bernie" Sanders

Friday, January 08, 2016

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Another Swim Dumper at A&M

via Seattlepi

The Aggies are hiring another athletic director.  He is Scott Woodward.  He was at the University of Washington, where he cut the men's and women's swimming programs.  More here.

This will make Woodward the second swimmin'-cuttin' athletic director at A&M.  Bill Byrne (dumped men's swimming at Nebraska) was Aggie AD from 2003 to 20012.

The Byrne hiring made A&M swim fans nervous.  Bringing in Woodward will make Aggie swim faithful have at least a little bump in their blood pressure, right?

Quote of the Day

A man's conscience, like a warning line on the
highway, tells him what he shouldn't do -
but it does not keep him from doing it.

via Wikipedia

Frank Clark