sports and entertainment

The Importance of Expanding One’s Interests

Too often we get locked into positions that limit our appreciation for life. We either feel comfortable about the little we know or terribly apprehensive about what we might be missing out on. To guard against being hung up between… Continue Reading →

Outfoxed Once Again

I went into this season’s Super Bowl once again with no dog in the fight. With no Pack to back, I decided to go with the Pats because of my deep respect for Belichick as a successful coach. From my… Continue Reading →

Another Great Game

This morning I decided to visit my lawn bowling club for a friendly game of short-mat bowls. I knew beforehand that the competition would be tough because the club is home to a couple of Canadian champs, but I needed… Continue Reading →

My Second Technical

I was part of a referee team that officiated a number of tournament games in the city yesterday. On the whole, the experience was effective, except for one brief moment when I had to issue my first technical foul to… Continue Reading →

The End of an Era

The Green Bay Packers finally got around to doing the inevitable: management fired Mike McCarthy as the longest surviving Packer head coach in the team’s history. As a Packer fan, over many years, I have become very blase about the… Continue Reading →

Taking on the Impossible

Today, I faced the impossible challenge in indoor mat bowling: I was the member of a team of three that on paper was definitely underskilled when compared with our own opponents. As draws go, nobody on our side had international… Continue Reading →

Getting Rid of Some Idols

I have become a curious spectacle of humanity these days as I try to divest myself of sports teams that I have been supporting all these years. Not an easy feat to accomplish because my loyalties go deep as a… Continue Reading →

A Week at the Gym

As members of the local library my wife and I got to use the recreational pass for a week. This offered us unlimited access to the gym, swimming pool and special drop-in classes. As one who has already done a… Continue Reading →

In Tough

This past week I entered an open pairs tournament at my lawn-bowling club. Lots of heavy rollers and rolling in evidence this week-end, and certainly not the place for the faint of heart. So what do I do in my… Continue Reading →

How The Mighty Have Fallen

All through this latest high school basketball season in the province, Oak Bay Breakers Sr. Boys were considered invincible; the team to beat because it was loaded with height, shooting, ball-handling skills and experience. Throughout the season, they lost only… Continue Reading →

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