“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” — Dudley Field Malone
“Nothing happens until something moves.” — Albert Einstein
“Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.” — Don Marquis
“If you’re not familiar with it, a college degree is a thing that we tell our kids to buy with money they don’t have, in hopes that it will help them make money they might earn, which will give them the ability to pay back the money they spent in order to make the money they’re paying it back with.” — Matt Walsh
Readers of JBRish know that we do quite a bit of gardening in our Sonoran Desert home. One of the showiest plants we have is our Queen’s Wreath (Antigonon leptopus). This is an easy-to-care-for vine that asks little more than enough water and fertilization with a standard blooming plant variety enhancer.
While the plant blooms through much of the growing season, it reaches a full flush at one point which is generally late summer or early fall. It is a stunner. Below is a picture of our coral Queen’s Wreath that we have covering an arched trellis.
The lack of a standardized warm up causes confusion for many pickleball players. It also prevents people from effectively preparing to play the game. Here is a quick demo of what a standard warm up could look like. Each players warms up groundstrokes, volleys, overheads and dinks in under two minutes.
Approximate List of Strokes Suggested based on video:
6 – 10 dinks each back and forth alternating between forehand and backhand
Move back to mid–court and practice ground strokes 5-6 each alternating to forehand and backhand
Player 1 moves to the net to catch some volleys from half court ground strokes 7 – 8
Player 1 receives lobs to practice overhead smash – 5-6
Player 2 moves to the net to catch some volleys from half court ground strokes 7 – 8
Player 2 receives lobs to practice overhead smash – 5-6
*This information is being presented with permission from the author, Mark Renneson. Mark is a 5.0 pickleball player, coach and advocate. He is the founder of Third Shot Sports which provides first-class tennis and pickleball training. He lives in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Mark and Third Shot Sports for allowing this to be presented on JBRish.com
I have been following Blake Rudis* and EverydayHDR for a little more than six weeks and I am glad that I did. Let me share one of EverydayHDR’s most recent videos that has enlightened me. Photoshop users know about crop tools and perhaps quite a bit about the Photoshop crop tool, but I did not understand how many options are available for this one tool in Photoshop.
If you use Photoshop, I think you will learn at least one thing, and probably more, about the crop tool after watching this video. Take less than fifteen minutes of your time to check it out.
*Blake Rudis is creator of the EverydayHDR website which I encourage you to visit. How many experts in a given field do you know who are willing to share their hard-earned knowledge for free? Not many, yet Blake does just that!
While visiting his website, take advantage of the opportunity to subscribe to his newsletter to get new tips and ideas each week. You will be glad that you did!
When I first found Blake’s site, I spent a long looking at the various components and found many that were of interest to me and some that I hope to return to at a later date.
Here are some interesting places to visit on the EverydayHDR website:
“Ignoring the signs is a good way to end up at the wrong destination.” — Unknown
“…The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” — Annie Dillard
“Close some doors not because of pride incapacity or arrogance but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.” — Paulo Coelho
“If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.” — Jerry Seinfeld