A more organized mind and life helps keep me going

Gettings things done 2When you don’t have to be somewhere or do something, you can get things accomplished.

Sounds like an oxymoron, I know, but I’ve found there’s some truth there, too. During down times in my what-seems-like-forever job search, I’ve been organizing stuff I’ve accumulated over my life. Some things I weed out, others I want to preserve and be able to get to them if and when needed.

That naturally brings back memories, some to my early teen years. Continue reading “A more organized mind and life helps keep me going”

Distractions are good reasons for escapes from life

I guess I’ve always been easily distracted. Among my first memories are playing cowboys and Indians (sorry if that’s not PC these days, no offense intended, but that’s what we called it) or war. It was fun and games, what kids do. They escape.

Some of the books I recall reading as a youngster were more of the fantasy or science fiction genres (and are still the ones I enjoy reading the most), then horror stories. Not to say I don’t enjoy non-fiction books but if I have a choice, I’d much rather journey to imagined planets populated by beings totally foreign to humanity, even if it’s only in my mind.

I’m also much more likely to watch escapist TV instead of “reality” TV and started Continue reading “Distractions are good reasons for escapes from life”

What’s up with luck?

I came within less than three points of winning my first fantasy football league championship this year. I even led through most, maybe all, of the last game. Until overtime and a field goal left me again in second place.

One thing I realized some time ago about fantasy football: it’s nearly all luck.

You can do all  the number crunching and trend listing you want, but you can’t control how one player will perform that day. Heck, a key player could be injured in the first quarter and you can’t swap him out for another one.

Which got me thinking about what makes some people appear lucky and others unlucky. Continue reading “What’s up with luck?”

We don’t need stuff like Talib’s eye gouging, Miller’s choking

I don’t think I’ve ever been as upset and angry at a Denver Bronco in my life.

If you’re a fan, you know what I’m talking about. Toward the end of a close game on Sunday (Nov. 8), with the outcome somewhat in doubt, cornerback Aqib Talib apparently became confused about what sport he was playing and very deliberately poked an Indianapolis Colt player, TE Dwayne Allen, in the eye. As is usual in this day and age, it was caught on tape and replayed immediately after Talib was flagged for a personal foul that gave the Colts another shot at clinching the game.

I couldn’t believe what I saw. Continue reading “We don’t need stuff like Talib’s eye gouging, Miller’s choking”

Dump the draft coverage, give us more Tebow

For many fans of the NFL, this may be the second most exciting time of year, behind only the start of the regular season or watching the Super Bowl.

But, like a lot of what the NFL does, it’s overdone.

Yes, the annual college player draft is important for every team. Getting good, young players who can help make your team better is crucial to success. All the homework, film (although it’s not really film, Continue reading “Dump the draft coverage, give us more Tebow”