STATUS QUOtes — 20210612

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

“There’s an old saying that applies to me: you can’t lose a game if you don’t play the game.” — William Shakespeare

“When it comes to you, I see clearly. When it comes to myself, I see what I want.” — Maria Konnikova

“When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning.” — Neil Gaiman, English author

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20210610

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.” — Thornton Wilder

“There is one thing that all true spirituality has in common, whether that spirituality is derived from faith, from science, from nature or from the arts – a sense of wonder.” — Andrew Schneider

“An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.” — Somerset Maugham

“I’m a realist. You don’t enter a Volkswagen at Indianapolis 500 unless you know a helluva shortcut.” — Darlene Stander

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20210608

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We’d forgive many things if we knew the facts [ed].” — Graham Greene

“I believe that what we become depends on what our parents teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” — Umberto Eco

“Rewards and penalties are totally random; knaves thrive and saints go hungry.” — Admiral James B. Stockdale

“First law of gossip – there’s no point knowing something if somebody else doesn’t know you know it.” — Ben Aaronovitch

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20210606

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Altruism is often an alibi.” — Jean Rostand

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” — Rumi

“My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.” — Luis Barragan

“Where would I be without my sense of direction?” — Ashleigh Brilliant

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20210604

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A hundred suspicions don’t make a proof.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” — Mark Twain

“I am not a has-been. I am a will be.” — Lauren Bacall

“That old lady who, on borrowing a dictionary from her municipal library, returned it with the comment, ‘A very unusual book indeed — but the stories are extremely short, aren’t they?'” — Eric Partridge

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20210602

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The first act of insight is to throw away the labels.” — Eudora Welty

“In my life I have found two things of priceless worth: learning and loving. Nothing else – not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake – can possibly have the same lasting value.” — Arthur Clarke

“When men ask me how I know so much about men, they get a simple answer: everything I know about men, I learned from me.” — Anton Chekhov

“Sometimes ya gotta do stuff ’cause it’s expected of ya, not ’cause of anything else.” — Laura Moncur

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20210531

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

“And the enticement to seek a rose without thorns is never far away and always difficult to resist.” — Zygmunt Bauman

“Saying that you don’t have time to improve your thoughts and your life is like saying you don’t have time to stop for gas because you are too busy driving. Eventually it will catch up with you.” — Robin S. Sharma

“In terms of instant relief, canceling plans is like a drug.” — John Mulaney

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20210529

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Don’t worry about doing something ‘new.’ Do something ‘YOU.'” — Scott Bourne

“There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.” — Carl Sandburg

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.” — Chuck Palahniuk

“In one ear and out the other: this would still make the head a transit station. What I hear has to go out the same ear.” — Karl Kraus

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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Pickleball News – 20210301 – Archived Version

Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – March 1, 2021


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!

Hello North Phoenix Pickleball Players:

This has been a quiet year for pickleball in the valley and quite a year in general. Now that the COVID vaccines are rolling out in a more steady fashion (with J&J’s one dose vaccine most likely to be distributed very soon), I am sure outdoor play will be picking up. For your safety and that of the other players, please keep the appropriate COVID mitigation techniques in mind if you venture back onto the courts!

I just wanted to bring some information to the attention of our group…

 



Desert Ridge (Phoenix) pickleball tournament
********** has highest purse in history **********
*For those who may have missed this!

“The Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) announced today a new partnership with the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa as the award-winning resort will host the top 100 pickleball players in North America during the PPA’s Foot Solutions Grand Slam (previously the Mesa Grand Slam) Feb. 16-21. With an exciting winning purse of $70,000, the tournament features the largest prize money payout in Arizona history and promises to be an unforgettable experience for pickleball enthusiasts.”

Read the rest of the article on the web at this link:

VIDEO – 9+ hours of championship pickleball play from the Desert Ridge Tournament. I am still working my way through the video below.

NOTE: The video starts with about twenty seconds of a dark screen, but it does begin soon thereafter.

 


New PB Serve Offers
********** New Opportunities **********

Jordan Briones of Prime Time Pickleball provides some clarifications and variations associated with the new drop serve. For those who are seeking new approaches to their serve, this might provide some interesting ideas.

 


 
Changes Regarding
********** USA Pickleball Tournament Player Ratings **********


If you are involved in tournament play, there have been some recent changes to the way UTPR (USA Pickleball Tournament Player Ratings) points are earned. You can check out the details via this PDF at the USA Pickleball site:

UTPR DETAILS

To read about the sanctioning of tournaments in depth and the differences between Standard and Medal Match Plus (MMP), visit this link at the USA Pickleball website:

Tournament Sanctioning

 



********* Legacy Sports Complex and the Victorium **********


Regular readers of this newsletter are aware of the Legacy Sports Arena that I wrote about several times. I am sorry to report that the project has been put on hold as lenders are pulling back during the pandemic to limit their risks.

According Bob Eaton, managing general partner, the project is fifty percent completed with approximately seven months more of work. It is hopeful that the new businesses moving into the area will be seeking hotel accommodations which the complex can potentially provide and perhaps this will encourage a new group of lenders to come forward.

The Victorium sports arena continues to offer pickleball activities. To check out the schedule of tournaments, clinics, classes, etc. visit their website:

VICTORIUM Pickleball Spring Happenings

Scroll down to read their health and safety guidelines.

 

 

********** Archived Versions of Previous Newsletters **********

 

Previous newsletters that may have pickleball hints, videos, rules changes, etc. are now archived at the following link. You can check out previous newsletters there.

Archived N. Phoenix PB Previous Newsletters


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

 

Stay Well and Play Safely!


Regards,

Jeff Ross



STATUS QUOtes — 20210527

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Happiness is the sum of all the misfortunes we don’t have.” — Marcel Achard

“If we do not learn to sacrifice small differences of opinion, we can never act together. Every man cannot have his way in all things. If his own opinion prevails at some times, he should acquiesce on seeing that of others preponderate at others. Without this mutual disposition we are disjointed individuals, but not a society.” — Thomas Jefferson

“But because I do it with a small ship, I am called a pirate, whilst you, who do it with a great fleet, you are an emperor.” — Saint Augustine

“If you go to heaven without being naturally qualified for it, you will not enjoy it there.” – — George Bernard Shaw

 

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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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