Happy 4th of July 2019

Happy 4th of July 2019. It is my seventy-first, and I am thankful to be free to enjoy it. Hale and hearty, though less so than on one while stationed in Iceland. 4th of July in Iceland It was spring 1974, and I was a newlywed waiting for my next …

Season End for Pipeline 2007 Girls Black

How do you end chronicling the successes and failures of the Pipeline 2007 Girls Black team? With the last report, once the team has played its final match. A final report as this team is no more. Team at Region 1 The final match for the fourteen girls was their …

Pipeline 2007 Girls Black

Again, the Pipeline 2007 Girls Black team earned respect. History The team began training in August 2018. It was a meld of members from the previous 2007 Black team, the 2007 Red team, and new club members. The coach’s dilemma was building them into a team that could compete with …

Helping at Wild Clover Collective

Wild Clover One day, not too long ago, my daughter asked me if I would work with my granddaughter at meetings of Wild Clover Collective. Wild Clover Collective is an organization for families that meets to provide children with fun learning opportunities. They meet weekly at the Chesapeake Arts Center …

Pipeline 2007 Girls Black at FC DELCO

The Pipeline 2007 Girls Black team competed in the FC DELCO Players Cup 25-26 May. This tournament was the next to last of this season for the team. The team will be at the President’s Cup Regional tournament in a couple weeks. They won their bracket and played in the …

Scrollsawing as a Hobby

The Need a hobby? My wife and I found scrollsawing twenty years ago. It was a fun, challenging hobby. We were avid hobbyists for years. Scrollsawing describes using a scroll saw to cut a design into a medium. Wood is common, but metal is another option. We cut our portraits …

Monday Seniors Bowling League -2019

Monday Seniors League “It’s over!” I said at the Monday Seniors League banquet. How many times have I uttered those words in May? I haven’t counted, but I am sure it has been at least fifty. I said them to my granddaughter as we waited for my wife to call …

Pipeline 2007 Girls Black’s Spring Season

The Pipeline 2007 Girls Black are having a good year. They were finalists at the February APC Premier Cup Girls 2019 Spring Showcase with wins over NJ STALLIONS WAYNE UTD 07 NPL and STA 2007G. The team started the Spring EDP with two-one wins over BETHESDA SC ACADEMY WHITE 07 …

Finding My Soulmate

Almost forty-six years ago, I met my soulmate. I have told the story many times, and this is one more time. Many find it hilarious that I am an avid bowler and we met in a bowling ally. College on the US Navy It was in the Summer of 1973. …

Ever Feel the Need to Rant?

Sometimes I need to rant. Read on. I live on the street opening into our development. We are two houses away from a wooded area that is a wetland. Peeve one-speeding Some drivers in the development don’t obey the speed limit. The community had traffic humps installed on my street …