NLS Athena at Virginia Beach Spring Classic

  This past weekend, my wife and I took a mini-vacation to Virginia Beach, Virginia. We took my daughter, my eleven-year-old granddaughter, and our four-year-old grandson with us. We went to enable my granddaughter to play with NLS Athena in the Virginia Beach Spring Classic soccer tournament. We left early …

Amanda Post Memorial Tournament 2018

The Amanda Post Memorial Tournament again marked Pipeline Soccer Club 2008 Boys Red’s spring outdoor season. Last year, I noted the boys won one game and lost two. This year’s result was the same, 1-2. Weather plays its role Two days before the tournament, a windstorm hit Maryland and the …

My First Microstory

I finished a microstory today. It is my first and proved to be a greater challenge than the short-short story I recently blogged.   What is microstory? YourDictionary defines it as  “an extremely short story.” Mythcreants defines it this way. “The traditional definition is a story that is 300 words …

A short story time

December 13th is a day I likely will never forget. It is the day I sent my first writing to a short story contest. February 28, 2018, is the next date to never be forgotten. The day they announce the winners. What is the likelihood that my story will win …

Advantage of a fertile imagination

I envy those who have a fertile imagination and have little difficulty finding a topic to blog. I, on the other hand, sit in my recliner staring at the blank computer screen. I sit wishing the words will write themselves, but my wish is in vain. Nothing appears until I …

Random thoughts

  This past week was a tough week for my wife and me.  On 1 December, my wife’s Aunt Barbara passed away. She 86 years old. Two days previous, 29 November, my Aunt Jeanette passed. She was 81 years young. The ladies were exceptional women who left us with many …

More Potpourri

Schedule change The Pipeline 2008 Boys Red are moving indoors for the winter season. This means a change to practice days. There are now Monday and Tuesday instead of Tuesday and Thursdays. As a result, I won’t be posting weekly on Monday. Look for new posts on Sunday. Thanksgiving We …

Thanksgiving Blog Potpourri

Today is blog day for Thanksgiving week. I selected Monday as the day to update everyone on the Pipeline 2008 Boys Red team. This week they spent the weekend without a game for the first time in several weeks. Thereby, leaving me without an easy topic to relate. The boys …

Pipeline 2008 Boys Red at the Columbia Fall Classic

The Pipeline 2008 Boys played three games this weekend at the Columbia Fall Classic. The boys faced quality competition under adverse weather. When the tournament ended, Pipeline had lost one game and tied two. The weekend weather was the coldest since last spring. The temperature at 7 am on Saturday …

Pipeline 2008 Boys Red vs. OBGC Red

The game against Olney Boys and Girls Club (OBGC) Red was the last game in the fall Central Maryland Small Sided League (CMSSL) season. The Pipeline team was 4-3 entering the game. They won the game to finish the season 5-3. This game quickly went in Pipeline’s favor. OBGC Red …