Vide – Ohs: Old Dead Tree Reincarnated as Library

Through our travels we have seen a number of “little libraries.” These are sidewalk structures used to house a “give and take” book collection to help encourage reading and literacy.

Sharalee Armitage Howard turned her century-old dead cottonwood tree into a free lending library.


Sharalee Armitage Howard stands in front of her tree-stump library

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This is an awesome project. A Coeur d’Alene artist found a unique way to repurpose an old and decaying tree in her front yard. She has turned the tree stump into a Little Free Library. It’s a free book exchange designed to encourage reading.


The century-old Cottonwood Stump Library

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” — Dave Ramsey

“Ask yourself three questions … and you will know who you are. Ask: what do you believe in? What do you hope for? But most important — ask: what do you love? ” — Paullina Simons

“The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.” — Gaston Bachelard

“He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare:
At whatever time the deed took place –
Macavity wasn’t there.” — T. S. Eliot, Macavity: The Mystery Cat

 

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Humor: Book on Sale – A Very Special Edition

There I was listening to a photography podcast that mentioned the book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger and this piqued my interest. Once the podcast was over, I immediately went online to search for this volume.


The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger - Amazon Expensive Pricing

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger - Amazon Expensive Pricing

Wow! This must be a special edition. Perhaps the hardcover has a solid gold binding or the MP3 CD is likely a platinum edition. What puzzled me most however was the Kindle edition. [Look at the prices outlined by the red rectangle.]

Thinking perhaps I could find the “standard edition,” I changed the wording of my search terms a bit and indeed, I found the “normal” pricing one might expect.


The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger - Amazon Normal Pricing

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger - Amazon Normal Pricing

Now let me see, which edition should I buy? Hmmmm! [ LOL ]

 

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck

“I want to say all my life I was a bride married to amazement.” — Mary Oliver

“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” — Unknown

“My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.” — Jean Rostand

 

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“A pebble and a diamond are alike to a blind man.” — Native American Proverb

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” — Washington Irving

“We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths… and tell the world the glories of our journey.” — John Hope Franklin

“You can’t create fate ‘cause then its not fate, its voodoo.” — Ray Romano

 

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” — Libba Bray

“We were entering a world where things were done because they offered a better return, not a better world.” — Bill Bryson, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.” — Thomas Fuller

“The repairman will never have seen a model quite like yours before.” — Murphy’s Law Corollary

 

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.” — Mitch Albom

“In the quiet hours when we are alone and there is nobody to tell us what fine fellows we are, we come sometimes upon a moment in which we wonder, not how much money we are earning, nor how famous we have become, but what good we are doing.” — A. A. Milne

“It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.” — Anne Tyler

“Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.” — Steven Wright

 

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We often get in quicker by the back door than by the front.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“I think about how there are certain people who come into your life and leave a mark. The ones who are as much a part of you as your own soul. Their place in your heart is tender; a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless. If you had a lifetime to talk, there would still be things left unsaid.” — Sara Zarr

“The public only takes up yesterday as a stick to beat today.” — Jean Cocteau

“It always bugs me when I’m singing along with a song on the radio, and the artist gets the words wrong!” — Charles Lauller

 

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Pickleball News – 2018127– Archived Version


December 27, 2018

 

Archived Version of a Previous Newsletter

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

Hello Phoenix Area Players:

I hope everyone had a joyous holiday celebration and that you are looking forward to more of the same to begin the new year. I didn’t want our players to miss out on an opportunity so I am passing along this interesting information. I just received this information so if it is a bit late, I apologize!




********** 2019 World Team Pickleball Championships **********

You may remember that a while back I wrote about the World Team Championships coming to our general area. Well, it is happening. They are hosting three days of tournament play in Surprise, AZ at the Surprise Pickleball Courts, W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, AZ 85374.

According to the information I received, “NO TEAM IS EVER ELIMINATED! Teams will accumulate court wins, game wins, and total points to determine the overall winner!”

Here are the Details

Event & Divisions:

Mixed Team Event: 2 Men & 2 Women

Skill Levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0

*Players must all play at the level of the highest skilled player on the team.

Age Brackets: 18+, 50+, 60+, 70+

*Brackets may be combined to complete the division.

Tournament Ball: Dura Fast 40


TEAM FORMAT:

Each team will consist of 4 players (2 men and 2 women).

Each team may carry 2 more players for substitutions* each round of play.

6 players maximum for each team.

Day 1 = Mixed Doubles (2 courts of mixed doubles played at the same time/Round)

Day 2 = Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles (played at the same time/Round)

Day 3 = Mixed Doubles (2 courts of mixed doubles played at the same time/Round)

FORMAT OF PLAY:

Round Robin or Pool Play will be determined by the number of teams entered in your division.

Every team is guaranteed a minimum of 9 matches over the weekend!

*Player Substitutions: Each Round a Team Captain may substitute 1 player during a match.

For example: Kimi and Peter are playing Mixed Doubles against Orlie and Ashley. Kimi is not playing well or gets a cramp (yikes). Team Captain Carol can substitute Donna in for Kimi, but no other substitutions can be made for any of Carol’s players during that remainder of that Round.

WTP Championship Registration:

The 2019 World Team Pickleball Championships is scheduled for February 1-3, 2019 in Surprise, Arizona on the Surprise Pickleball Courts.

Registration Fee: $85.00 per player for all 3 days

No refunds after December 31, 2018

Every player will receive a WTP Swag Bag at registration!

Registration Process: All players will register on R2Sports.

Click the registration button at the top of this page.*** [ See link below! – Jeff]

Team Captains should register first, as the rest of the team will select the captain or team name to register under.

Registration closes January 25, 2019

Last date to cancel is December 31, 2018

QUESTIONS? Contact Kim Waddell at WorldTeamPickleball@gmail.com

Register at this link: https://www.worldteampickleball.com/register-wtp-events/2019/1/4/wtp-sectional-tournament-arizona-tbd

NOTE – I am still in need of a couple of previously owned, but still usable paddles for beginner classes at the community centers. Kindly keep that in mind as well! – Jeff

 

********** For Those Who Have Read This Far **********

 

This is related to the idea I mentioned in a previous newsletter, i.e. having a plan. When you return the ball, do you try to return it to a particular spot. Better players are able to hit a target spot whether it be the opponent’s forehand or down the middle.

The video below gives some good pointers, especially about the return of serve. This one tip may help you improve your game even if you need to make adjustments in the course of a game.

Improve Your Accuracy – Something Most Players Don’t Do<>/strong>

 

********** 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


********** Winter Session Pickleball Lessons at PVCC **********

 

The next round of Introductory and Beginner Pickleball Lessons at Paradise Valley Community Center are now online and they are filling up fast. If you know someone who would like to learn about our sport, they can check out the offerings HERE.


********** Support your Sport – Join the USAPA $20 for 1 Year **********

 

 
Join the USAPA – Click HERE for More Information

 

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

 
Stay well and I hope to see you on the courts!


Regards,

Jeff Ross



STATUS QUOtes — 20190116

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We’re always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it’s a little raw and nervy.” — E. L. Doctorow

“An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!” — Mandy Hale

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” — E.M. Forster

“The largest room in the world is the room for improvement.” — Unknown

 

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