STATUS QUOtes — 20221006

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.” — Evelyn Waugh

“They say, timing is everything. But then they say, there is never a perfect time for anything.” — Anthony Liccione

“There are some things for which three words are three too many, and three thousand words that many words too less.” — William Faulkner

“I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.” — Arthur James Balfour, British Conservative politician & statesman

Bonus Quote – “I’ve often wondered why I became so popular. I think I reach people because I’m with ’em, not apart from ’em.” — Loretta Lynn

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20221003

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea.” — Bobby Sands

“When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others.” — Bertrand Russell

“One half of the world fears stagnation and the other half change.” — Marty Rubin

“I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people into believing I had.” — Margaret Mead

“Diogenes was asked what wine he liked best, and he answered, ‘Somebody else’s.'” — Michel de Montaigne

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20221001

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Pride is the direct appreciation of oneself.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

“True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.” — Robert Smith

“As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.” — David Jenkins

“Dr. Seuss was seriously lucky to live in a day and age without autocorrect.” — via Shower Thoughts

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220929

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The eye likes novelty, but the ear craves familiarity.” — W.H. Auden

“We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.” — Barbara Colorose

“The first time it happens, it can be explained. Accident. Experiment. Fluke. Everything was confusing. The lines blurred. The second time is when it really happens for the first time.” — Leah Raeder

“I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.” — Bill Watterson

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220927

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.” — Truman Capote

“You are master of what you say until you utter it, once you deliver it, you are its captive.” — Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi-Talib

“But what bothers me is that I only accidentally noticed them. What else have I missed? How many times in my life have I been, so to speak, on the back porch, not the front porch? What would have been said to me that I failed to hear? What love might there have been that I didn’t feel?” — Lucia Berlin

“Think about when cell phones first started coming out. People said, ‘Why would I carry my phone around?’ And now you’ll drive back to your house thirty miles if you forget your cell phone.” — Biz Stone

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20220925

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off.” — Jonathan Swift

The poet Mallarmé listened to the painter Degas complaining about his inability to write poems even though he was full of ideas – “My dear Degas,” Mallarmé responded, “poems are not made out of ideas. They’re made out of words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé

“Know your limit and circle of influence; you are not called to meet the needs of everyone.” — Bernard Kelvin Clive

“In many states you can get a driver’s license when you’re sixteen years old, which made a lot of sense to me when I was sixteen years old, but now seems insane.” — Phyllis Diller

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20220923

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.” — André Maurois

“People, like dogs, love repetition. Chasing a ball, lapping a course in a race car, sliding down a slide. Because as much as each incident is similar, so it is different.” — Garth Stein

“The change from trouble to comfort gives us more pleasure than uninterrupted comfort does.” — Maimonides

“I’m not anti-social; I’m pro-solitude.” — Beth Buelow

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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Best Day of Televised Pickleball – Peachtree Classic

During COVID, I had very little court time with pickleball and this was the motivation for me to watch matches on YouTube.

Recently, I watched the final matches of the Peachtree Classic and the commentators said that this was probably the best display of championship pickleball ever streamed/televised. I couldn’t agree more!

The lineup for the finals:

  • Women’s Singles Final: Callie Smith vs. Anna Leigh Waters
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  • Men’s Doubles Final: Ben Johns & Collin Johns vs. Matt Wright & Riley Newman
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  • Women’s Doubles Final: Anna Bright & Jessie Irvine vs. Anna Leigh Waters & Leigh Waters
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  • Mixed Doubles Final: Ben Johns & Anna Leigh Waters vs Riley Newman & Catherine Parenteau
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  • Men’s Singles Final: Julian Arnold vs. JW Johnson
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For those who are curious, you can check player rankings at the Professional Pickleball Association.

One thing for sure, the sport of Pickleball is maturing and the long-dink rally is slowly disappearing and the hard-core bangers seem to be taking over. The reflexes exhibited by the players in these contests are amazing.

So…if you are interested in watching excellent pickleball, this video has over seven hours of pickleball magic.

NOTE:
I don’t think most people would elect to watch the entire video in one sitting. If you are not familiar with YouTube videos, check the section below with hints regarding how to watch YouTube videos and use the controls.


Peachtree Classic – Championship Sunday

 

Some things to note:

  • Pay attention to those matches where the momentum seems to change. This happens in all sports. It is hard to measure, but one point, one play or one tug on the emotions can shift the momentum of the contest.
  • Note how players/teams change strategies when they find that their style of play is not winning.
  • I never appreciated the importance of “stacking” and how certain players are better at one side of the court than the other because of the location of the stronger backhand or forehand. I don’t think most recreational players do much stacking, but is interesting to watch the pros.
  • I also enjoy learning the names of some of the shots: the ATP (Around the Post), the Ernie, the Bert and the Scorpion.

This video has more than 56,000 views. That many pickleball fans can’t be wrong!!

Check this YouTube website for additional tournament videos!


Hints about watching PB on YouTube

To start the video, click on the right facing arrow in the middle of the screen.

When the video linked above starts to play, if you point to the bottom of the video frame, a line appears (this can be yellow or red). You will then see a variety of controls which are explained below in the diagrams.

Here are some other controls you should know if you are not familiar with watching videos on your computer.






From time-to-time YouTube will provide the option for the viewer to skip the current add by placing a link like the one below. Click that to return to the video if so desired.



 

If you stop the video for a break, note the time stamp indicated by the red line. The number of elapsed minutes/hours will show. Write that down in the event you have to find that place when you next start the video. Do this each time you are going to take a break of more than ten minutes or so.

Don’t worry if you forget. Viewers can start the video and click and drag the right-edge of the red line to move the video back and forth to find the desired location, i.e. any place in the video.

Once you click on the start arrowhead, the icon at the bottom left of the video frame changes to two short vertical lines. That is the “universal symbol” to stop a video. You can click on that whenever you want to pause or stop the video.

To start the video once again, just click the right facing arrowhead.

I hope you enjoy these matches as much as I did. Although we may never approach the skills exhibited in these matches, it is grand to see what can be done by some of the best players in the world!

Happy Viewing – Jeff Ross, Pickleball Enthusiast

 

STATUS QUOtes — 20220921

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

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Intuition isn’t the enemy, but the ally of reason.” — John Kord Lagemann

“Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your job is to simply do your work… sacredly, secretly, silently … and those with ‘eyes to see and ears to hear’ will respond.” — The Arturians

“The gods do not visit you to remind you what you know already.” — Mary Stewart

“The Cocktail Party: A device for paying off obligations to people you don’t want to invite to dinner.” — Charles Merrill Smith

 

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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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Mostar – Bosnia and Herzegovina



Map courtesy of The Organization for World Peace modified for JBRish readers.

Mostar is located in the southern portion of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is divided by the Neretva River.

Walking near Mostar’s old town, tourists may sense that the architecture has Turkish influences with minarets piercing the air.



Of particular note is the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque (below) which stands as an outstanding example of Ottoman architecture. The tall and thin minaret can be climbed with paid admission.



Another aspect of Mostar that is reminiscent of Ottoman and Middle Eastern culture is the Bazaar-like section of old town.



Picture courtesy of mynoadiclifestyle

Flowers carefully planted outside the vintage windows help take the edge off the overabundance of souvenir shops.



The intricate patterned cobbled streets are sometimes tricky to negotiate.



It is the Neretva River, however, which necessitated the creation the area’s most famous landmark – – the “extremely arched” Stari Most (Old Bridge). The bridge has a storied history which you can read HERE.



While crossing the Stari Most, visitors will soon realize that there are raised horizontal strips which may make walking somewhat awkward, but without them the bridge can be very slippery. Tourists are advised to walk on the raised sections if possible.



To entertain visitors, young men stand atop the railings of the bridge and when enough people have provided monetary encouragement, they dive 70 feet from the bridge into the Neretva. The river also serves as a venue for rafting and kayaking.



The panoramic views from the top of the bridge are scenic and picture-worthy.



Mostar came under attack during the Bosnian war and the Croatian army destroyed the famed landmark.

 

While UNESCO and other countries assisted in rebuilding the bridge between 2001 and 2004, the painful experience the destruction represented has been seared deeply into the psyche of the local population.



Orašac Village – Earlier in the Day

On the way to Mostar, we stopped in a very quaint, quiet and picturesque town of Orašac, Croatia founded in 1040.



We were there to visit a small private garden and olive mill that has retained some of the traditional methods of producing olive oil.



The old olive press was quite a machine to see, but what was even more interesting was how the press was operated. One horse power was all that was needed.



Beautiful garden features lined the paths.



After a sampling of the offerings, we were on our way!

 

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See Previous Posts in this series:


Dubrovnik, Croatia – Pearl of the Adriatic

Old Town Dubrovnik – Above it all

Old Town Dubrovnik – The Low Down

Dubrovnik from the Adriatic and Mt. Srd

Montenegro & The Walled City of Kotor