Category: sports and entertainment

The LeBron Stakes: A Shameless Attempt at Media Manipulation?

July 11th, 2014
According to Barry Delay of Global Sports, King James has 'regifted' himself by deciding to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in search of a couple of more NBA championships. His much anticipated move has odd-makers making the Cavs the better-than-even… more »

A Day Full of Surprises

July 5th, 2014
I headed out early this morning with the idea of participating in the Friday morning men's open lawn bowling at the Juan de Fuca club and checking out Vincent Mai's bowl display with the idea of possibly purchasing some new bowls. What happened instead… more »

The Dodgers Are Quietly Coming On!

July 1st, 2014
I know, by the fact that I am spending more time outdoors, that this summer and not the time to be lying back in my easy-chair watching TSN, ESPN, and Sportsnet and everything the sporting world wants to throw at me. No, I am into other things such as b… more »

Staying Around to Count

June 27th, 2014
I am presently reading Will Fowler's "The Commandos at Dieppe". In this short history of the controversial and disastrous Allied attack on the coastal town of Dieppe, the author looks at how a motley group of well-trained, single-minded commandos succes… more »

A New Strategy for the Game

June 27th, 2014
I am well under way with my new strategy for improving my lawn-bowling game. It entails an hour a day of practice for five days a week. What got me on to this plan was a comment that the skip from the Gordon Head club made me in private after their team… more »

Great Morning on the Rink

June 21st, 2014
With my bum foot taking longer to heal than I would like, lawn bowling is the game I find most rewarding these days. I bowl on average four times a week and now in my second year I find that the game is starting to make sense. Line, weight and extension… more »

A Great Device!

June 19th, 2014
Yesterday, my wife and I hopped on our bikes and went downtown to visit the New Balance store on Government Street. I was on a mission to get some further help from the running experts on how to treat my plantar fachiitis that seems to be taking too lon… more »

"The Beautiful Game"

June 18th, 2014
Since the NBA Finals are over, with the right team winning, I have now turned my attention to World Cup soccer. While I know that the eventual winner will probably come out of Latin America, it doesn't stop me from backing a couple of teams from Europe,… more »

A Game For The Ages!

June 11th, 2014
Last night I did something I hadn't done in ages: stretched out on the couch and watched an entire four quarters of an NBA final, an experience I hadn't enjoyed since the Celtics were in the thick of the post-season finals. Admittedly, it wasn't hard be… more »

The Best Cure is Pesistant Hard Work

May 24th, 2014
I am told on good authority that the best way to deal with plantar faciitis is to attack it aggressively and persistently: deep-tissue massage, exercise, rest, anti-inflammatories as needed, and regular bare-foot walking on flat surfaces. Out with the s… more »
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