2007

December 31, 2007

As the final hours of 2007 wind down in the Mountain Time Zone, I’ll add a few lines of reflection for the year. From it’s beginning with a win at the Fiesta Bowl to it’s ending and me in a new home,  it’s been a good year.

My favorite sports teams all went to some great championship games and had some good seasons: the BSU Broncos winning the 2007 Fiesta Bowl with an overtime win for the ages against Oklahoma, the Chicago Bears making it to the Super Bowl and Devon Hester starting it off with a kickoff return for a touchdown, and lastly, the Idaho Steelheads winning their 2nd Kelly Cup. The Bears were jinxed with a post-Super Bowl loss season, the Broncos did alright going 10-3, and the season’s still too young to tell how the Steelies will do.

Two-thousand-seven was also a year of realization learning that my annual trips to the Portland Brew Festival and the Gorge to see the Dave Matthews Band aren’t just trips anymore, it’s pretty much a tradition. In my mind, they’re not too bad of traditions to have. I made my way back to Florida this year as well. Not as far south as in the past but Florida just as much, and just as enjoyable.

A milestone occurred this year and with it were two great surprises. One involving friends, the other family. Friends, family, travel, and a necessary trip to the mountains every now and then is what I call life. I’ll be starting 2008 in a new place but as I reflect, the Calm Anxiety that I have, leaves me anxious with excitement, and calm with contentment.

Cheers.

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The English Language

December 28, 2007

I know only 3 people will read this but what the hell is wrong with our English language? I didn’t major in English, nor do I claim to be semi-educated on proper grammar, in fact, I had poor grammar in elementary school, but I’ve have something to say about the fact that practically any word can be changed to a verb by adding “able” to the end.

My case in point, MSN.com has a headline today that says, “2007’s most hateable people and teams.” What about “most hated?” Can’t that work. Another example I hear is “personable.” Is it to much to say, “Joe has a good personality,” or “Joe is a friendly guy?”

Speak with dignity and authority.

Flat line?

December 17, 2007

No, I’m not dead. I can see that since I haven’t written anything lately, no one’s visited to notice what I have or haven’t done. I have something in the works at Lulu.com. Take a look around that website and mine, here, and let me know if you’d be interested in purchasing an inexpensive piece of my work.

 Happy holidays.