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Stanley Cup Champs … more than worthy

8 Jun


They are the Champions!

That’s one HELL of a Watermelon!!!

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Washington Capitals players celebrate with the Stanley Cup. John Locher / AP Photo

They had paid their dues.

Anybody who thinks the watermelon you steal is tastier than the one you grow – and EARN yourself  – is a damn fool. A sad fool.

It took 44 years of Washington Capitals heartbreak, agony, choking, falling, fruitless failure to make this Stanley Cup the tastiest we’ve seen in a looong time.

And it wasn’t done with talent or skill. That’s a mere part of the what’s needed. It was done with undisputed HEART, intensity, focus and desire. The Caps simply decided they would outwork, out check, out hustle, out skate their opponents. It was grinding, brutal, blood sweat and tears hockey – through 4 Series – on every shift – that won the day.
Some sport spectacles are so spectacular – so special – that they truly do bring you out of your seat. And you’re glad – and envious – for what you have witnessed.  THIS was one of those.

About 30 teams start out every year – their goal is to win this prize The Stanley Cup – often said to be the hardest achievement in Pro Sport.
Only one will prevail. And it will never be handed over easily.
This was one for the ages.

Congratulations to the Washington Capitals. 
and especially that Russian guy, Alexander Ovechkin.

Out of touch …

17 May

We’ve been out on the Western most edge of Canada. Tofino, British Columbia. This rendered us almost completely in the dark. Our Samsung tablet and our phone were pretty well useless there. It felt pretty rustic to be out of touch like that. But also good – in a way. I think we get too attached and dependent upon these things sometimes. I’m addicted to my computer. (Yet I haven’t had a cell phone in years)
OK – we’ve been hiking and taking a ton of pictures … heading back in about 3 days …
See U then.

Another mystery ?

8 May

Howdy Folks,

I just got an email from brother Doug. He says he can’t access my site – or post a comment. I’ve never encountered this before and I wonder if anybody has any insight into why this might be? Is it something to do with WordPress? of what? I am not blocking anyone – to my knowledge?

He wanted to tell me about a post video on Belle Starr, the famous bandit who evidently had relations with both  Jesse James and Cole Younger – among others. I couldn’t play the video he sent be because it’s in a rather obscure format called M4a. However, I looked on YouTube and found this video on Belle. It might well be the one he was trying to send me?? It is pretty interesting and informative if you’re up to watching it – about 19 minutes long.

Meanwhile I gotta figure out why anyone can’t access my site?? Mystery to me.

 

another musical interlude …

7 May

good to have a little help from your friends …

Jesse James 1939 / Outlaw

3 May

Spring ?? 2018 Part 2 … and counting …

16 Apr


the blue Canadian rockies – Valdy

Today …

… I heard a noise outside … sounded like a snow blower.

It was. 

The only birdie we’ve seen this Spring.

dreams of yesteryear … somewhere

Humboldt Bus Tragedy shocks Canada

8 Apr

Friday, April 6
Horrific Bus Crash kills 15

Every day there’s tragedies all around the world.
But when they happen in your front yard …
It kicks you in the gut.


There were many demonstrations of respect and condolence. 

In Winnipeg

As One


In Calgary


In Toronto 

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