STATUS QUOtes — 20220808

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Have patience with everything unresolved in you heart and try to love the questions themselves. It is possible to live and not know.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

“How long have you been holding those words in your head, hoping to use them?” — John Locke

“The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” — Robert Brault

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220804

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.” – Bob Marley

“There is very little difference between one man and another; but what little there is, is very important.” — Jonathan Gottschal

“The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.” — Bernard Baruch

“Thanks for all the birthday greetings! To tell the truth, I don’t feel like 96 at all—I feel a lot more like 95.” — Mel Brooks

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220802

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.” — Elie Wiesel

“Figuring out who people are takes time. And it takes twice as much time if they’re trying to impress you.” — Dr. Gregory House

“Once you’re in the arena, never take advice from people on the sidelines. Their map is entirely formed from the outside looking in and is unlikely to provide value for someone in the game.” — Sahil Bloom

“My list of things I never pictured myself saying when I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years.” — Polly Berrien Berends

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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Phoenix Pickleball News – 20220711 – Archived Version

Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – July 11, 2022


Archived Version of a Previous Newsletter
OLD NEWS


 

This is an archived version of a previously issued pickleball newsletter. The most current N. Phoenix Newsletter is available by clicking HERE!

 

Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – July 11, 2022

Hello N. Phoenix Pickleball Players:

Sorry that this is somewhat delayed, but I have been away from home and my usual technology gear.



***** City of Phoenix Summer Schedule *****

For those who have already visited the community centers in Phoenix, this will probably not be new with the EXCEPTION that this is the most current version of the summer schedule.


Download the Summer Schedule HERE


***** 30 Best Plays of BEN JOHNS *****

Ben Johns has been one of the top ranked pickleball players. The video below is an archive of some of his amazing shots including several ATP (Around the Post) shots.

I am not saying it is magic, but when someone possesses such skills it seems that way. If you want to be entertained by pickleball goodness for 11 minutes, watch this video.

 


NOTE
– A good number of Ben’s winners are set up by careful dinks and softer shots.



***** OLYMPIC MOVEMENT ROAD TO GOLD for Pickleball *****

I am not sure how many players know that there is an International Federation of Pickleball (IPF) planning to petition to have pickleball become an Olympic sport.

Their latest newsletter (Download HERE) includes the following summation on page 3:

Note: This process can only be successful with a united international community willing to promote pickleball as a unified group. Our hope is that we can all join together to complete this goal.”



***** VIDEO – Footwork: A Key to Pickleball Success *****

As pickleball coach and commentator Mark Renneson points out, it is often the less flashy nuances of a sport that make the difference between a player being good or great.

We tend to focus on hitting the ball, which of course is important, but do we think as much about our footwork and positioning? The video below featuring Simone Jardim and Lucy Kovalova vs Catherine Parenteau and Callie Smith, analyzes a professional tournament point to highlight some of the finer skills.

 

General Observations

  • All players watch every ball
  • Paddles are always up and in the ready position after each stroke
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    ***** Pickleball makes it to Sports Illustrated website*****

    There are: Too many leagues. Too many federations. Battling billionaires. Bad behavior. And the growth of a booming sport is on the line.

    Read the article HERE


    ***** USA Pickleball Association Rulebook & Official Rules *****
    Free Download

    Players can download a free PDF copy of the most current rulebook HERE

     



    ********** That’s All for Now **********

    Stay Well and Play Safely!

     
    Regards,

    Jeff Ross

    North Phoenix
    Pickleball Enthusiast

    STATUS QUOtes — 20220731

    “Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
    Platitudes are there because they are true.”

    — Margaret Thatcher —

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    Today’s STATUS QUOtes

     

    “The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” — Dale Carnegie

    “The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.” — John Kenneth Galbraith

    “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.” — T. S. Eliot

    “I finished a big book the other day. 421 pages. That’s a lot of coloring when you think about it.” — Adam Sandler

     

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    “I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
    — Marlene Dietrich —

     
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    Q.U.O.T.E. [Quotes Up On The Edge] – 20220730

     

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    Today’s Q.U.O.T.E. – 20220330

     

    “We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” — Edward R. Murrow

    “Hope my country will never become an uncomfortable place for the unbeliever, as it could easily become if prayer was made one of the requirements of the accredited citizen.” — E.B. White

    “When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.” — Helen Rowland

    “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
    And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.” — Robert Frost

    Hmmmm! — “Based on how much you can bond with someone by hating the same thing, a dating app based on dislikes would probably be fairly successful.” – via Shower Thoughts

     

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    What’s the difference between STATUS QUOtes and Q.U.O.T.E. (Quotes Up On The Edge)

    If you happen to follow STATUS QUOtes on a regular basis, you might have noticed that controversial topics are largely avoided.

    As a quotation enthusiast, I felt there was a need for a space with quotes that would resonate with readers and which, by the nature of the quote or the person quoted, might cut a bit closer to the bone than those on the STATUS QUOte pages.

    That’s where Q.U.O.T.E.Quotes Up On The Edge comes in. These pages, unlike STATUS QUOtes, will not be published on a daily or regular basis. When there has been an ample number of witticisms, timely remarks, irreverent humor, etc. to gather an interesting compilation, they will appear on JBRish.com

    If this is your “cup of tea,” check back often! Please do not comment about the topics and/or opinions; they are not necessarily those of JBRish. If you have something to say that would enlighten viewers regarding the meaning of the quotation or quip, then please feel free to chime in.


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    Dubrovnik from the Adriatic and Mt. Srd

    Spending several days in one area affords tourists the opportunity to gain familiarity with the geography, customs and attractions and enhances the travel experience.


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    Used Courtesy of Dubrovnik bed and breakfast.com

    A cruise around Old Town Dubrovnik along the coastline of the Adriatic Sea provided that enriched perspective.

    We boarded the boat at Old Town’s east side port.


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    Soon we were parallel to the southern side of Old Town’s cliff face and wall.


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    A more comprehensive view of the impressive wall

    The trip continued westward when the Brsalje Street area came into view (see picture below). The center location with trees is one that is frequented by numerous tourists where there are reasonably priced restaurants and proximity to the Pile Gate entrance to Old Town.


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    Next was a closeup view of Fort Lovrijenac.


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    Fort Lovrijenac was the westernmost boundary of our trip this day as the boat turned to return eastward towards Lokrum Island.


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    If inclinations favor terra firma, the island is now a nature reserve, botanical garden and home to Fort Royal.


    Kayakers along the shoreline of Lokrum Island
    Kayakers along the shoreline of Lokrum Island

    When unique is what you seek, then Dubrovnik has you covered there as well. Cave Beach or Betina Cave is only reachable by boat or kayak and draws a number of water sport enthusiasts.


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    Cave Beach

    Heading back to the harbor, boaters have a magnificent panoramic view of St. John’s Fort and Old Town Harbor.


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    Mt. Srd rises above the northern crest of Old Town and provides amazing views.


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    Those interested can hike to the top of Mt. Srd via an established trail, catch the #17 bus to the top or take the cable car.

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    View of Old Town from the top of Mt. Srd.

    While the views of Old Town were stunning from the top of Mt. Srd, there was more to see. A museum dedicated to the Croatia Homeland War and the Croatian War for Independence Memorial are nearby.


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    A short walk from the memorial is Fort Imperial where damage from the siege of Dubrovnik during the Croatian War of Independence is still visible.


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    Continuing to walk east, a more expansive picturesque view of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea comes into view.


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    One last panoramic view of Old Town from Mt. Srd with Lokrum Island in the background.


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    End Notes

    ** 4 Ways to get to the Top of Mount Srd

    ** Take the Dubrovnik Cable Car or Hike Croatia’s Mount Srd?

     
    **Always check for the most current and updated information as availability may change.

     


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    Kayakers may rent equipment to paddle around the Pile Gate/Ft. Lovrijenac area

     

    See the previous posts in this series:

    Dubrovnik, Croatia – Pearl of the Adriatic

    Old Town Dubrovnik – Above it all

    Old Town Dubrovnik – The Low Down

    STATUS QUOtes — 20220729

    “Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
    Platitudes are there because they are true.”

    — Margaret Thatcher —

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    Today’s STATUS QUOtes

     

    “By your stumbling, the world is perfected.” — Sri Aurobindo

    “Look beneath the surface; let not the inherent quality of a thing nor its worth escape you.” — Marcus Aurelius

    “Vacations are not just about the two weeks you are away from work; they’re also about the time you spend anticipating and imagining your trip, as well as the time after the trip when you get to replay special moments from your vacation in your mind.” — Dan Ariely

    “You can’t write good satirical fiction in America because reality will quickly outdo anything you might invent.” — Philip Roth

     

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    “I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
    — Marlene Dietrich —

     
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    STATUS QUOtes — 20220727

    “Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
    Platitudes are there because they are true.”

    — Margaret Thatcher —

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    Today’s STATUS QUOtes

     
    “Without data you’re just a person with an opinion.” — W. Edwards Deming

    “In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” — Ram Dass

    “If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” — Giuseppe di Lampedusa

    “I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one.” — Steven Wright

     

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    “I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
    — Marlene Dietrich —

     
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    STATUS QUOtes — 20220725

    “Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
    Platitudes are there because they are true.”

    — Margaret Thatcher —

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    Today’s STATUS QUOtes

     

    “Knowledge isn’t free. You have to pay attention.” — Richard Feynman

    “A coke is a coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the man on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the average person knows it, and you know it. [ed]” — Andy Warhol

    “Any conversation with more than three people is typically a conversation with too many people.” — Jason Fried

    “Even the best of us sometimes bite off, as it were, less than we can chew.” — Donald Barthelme

     

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    “I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
    — Marlene Dietrich —

     
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