to reality. getting ready for school to start – both as a student and an instructor. I am doing some freelance writing too. It was nice to have a break this summer to clear my head, have a lot of fun and prepare for what is to come.
Here is the latest freelance article I’ve written, more to come: http://sailing.teamusa.org/news/article/14946
I am working on healing a surgically-repaired knee, as I blew it out playing in the tennis playoffs 10 days ago. I hopefully will be able to walk halfway decently by the time school comes in two weeks. Right now, I am limping. But already off crutches. And I think that’s good.
A few observations:
– Been reading a lot of different newspaper websites recently, and it’s obvious how thin staffs are. There is no consistent original feature reporting. All the same news of the day, 8 inches or less. Bores me, and I hope to see more than that. NYT seems to do the best job right now – probably because they still have the staff and resources – in having interesting pieces.
– Very annoyed at the media for continually calling freed reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee “girls”. They are not girls. They are women in their 30s, old enough to get into trouble if they cross the border into North Korea. But it seems men are still men at 18, and women may never grow up.
– Can’t wait for the U.S. Open to start, to see wall-to-wall tennis! Will miss USA no having it this year. Their goofiness was good stuff in the rain delays and long night matches. Nothing better than the “Ask Mac” line.
I will blog more often now. Back to life…back to reality. Back to the here and now…