STATUS QUOtes — 20181212

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.” — Randy Pausch

“Among giants, try and be a dwarf; among dwarfs, try and be a giant; but among equals, try and be an equal.” — Stanislaw Lec

“Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past — let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” — John F. Kennedy

“How do migrating birds know which one to follow? What if the lead bird just wants to be alone?” — Bill Bryson

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20181211

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“You bring your own weather to the picnic.” — Harlan Coben, Caught

“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” — Margaret Thatcher

“You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.” — Charles Bukowski

“I definitely rediscovered reading for pleasure by devoting such a large swath of my time to sitting on airplanes. I am now painfully adept at removing my shoes so as to have the least amount of foot surface area touching an airport floor.” — Sloane Crosley

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20181210

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves.” — Al-Ghazali

“If you can’t do anything about it, laugh like hell.” — David Cook

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” — Corrie Ten Boom

“Oh my God, seven years of college, down the drain.” — John Belushi

 
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Kicked to the Curb: A Pony for Christmas

Description: I don’t know if you have looked down at the roads and parking lots when you travel, but there are some very interesting items being discarded in these areas. I decided they were worth recording and perhaps discussing a bit. It seems that our current culture is leaving some interesting finds for future anthropologists.


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We are taking a bit of a detour in our “Kicked to the Curb” series to show something else found in a local parking lot.



It looks like someone is getting a very special Christmas present this year.



I’m thinking that the name Lucky is going to apply to more than just the item in the truck. Wouldn’t every child want a pony for Christmas? And this looks like a very special one indeed!

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20181209

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Take a second look, it costs you nothing.” — Chinese Proverb

“Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.” — Sydney Smith

“To be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well.” — Gwendolyn Brooks

“Not only do I not know what’s going on, I wouldn’t know what to do about it if I did.” — George Carlin

 
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STATUS QUOte Picture Quote – 20181208

 

Today’s STATUS QUOte Picture Quote


Once you carry your own water, you will learn the value of every drop.

“Once you carry your own water, you will learn the value of every drop.”

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STATUS QUOtes — 20181208

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The silent man is the only consistent man.” — Simeon Carter

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Kahlil Gibran

“I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you.” – Charlie Munger

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” — Erma Bombeck

 
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Video-Ohs – A Poignant Story – A Life with Chess

The Last Chess Shop in NYC

“I came here to get a PhD in American literature, and here I am, with pictures of American writers on the wall—a chess vendor.”

In my teenage years, through high school, I was an avid chess player. We would spend hours playing chess, reading chess magazines and competing. Believe me, chess can add a lot to one’s life. Unfortunately after the Fischer-Spassky match, my interest waned. The video above is an inside look at another era when a quiet game like chess could affect lives in profound ways.

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20181207

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.” — Fred Rogers

“For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.” — George Santayana

“You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone – profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.” — Danielle LaPorte

“[A formula for answering controversial letters — without even reading the letters:] Dear Sir (or Madame): You may be right.” — Henry Louis Mencken

 
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Pickleball – What I Noticed by Watching Others Play

A number of players…

#1 – have questionable serves.

The Serve

  • The serve must be made underhand.
  • Paddle contact with the ball must be below the server’s waist (navel level).
  • The serve is initiated with at least one foot behind the baseline; neither foot may contact the baseline or court until after the ball is struck.
  • The serve is made diagonally crosscourt and must land within the confines of the opposite diagonal court.
  • Only one serve attempt is allowed, except in the event of a let (the ball touches the net on the serve and lands on the proper service court; let serves are replayed).
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    USAPA Rules Summary – The Serve

NOTE – The server’s swing must be in an upward arc as shown in the drawing below (p. 18 – USAPA & IFP Official Tournament Rulebook)


Upward air serve

 
Pickleball 101: The Basics of a Pickleball Serve

Additional information:

The Ultimate Guide To Serving In Pickleball

 
#2 – take step forward after serving and sometimes they are caught moving backwards trying to hit the return of serve. It is more difficult to hit the ball forward while you are moving backward. Taking a step backward while hitting the ball will result only in an arm shot which is difficult to hit precisely and usually will not have much power. Stay back waiting for the return of serve, but be ready to move forward if the return is short!

 
#3– are facing the net, i.e. parallel when hitting a groundstroke even if they have time to set up. This is known as an open stance; not generally good for a ground stroke. A groundstroke, either forehand or backhand, has more power when you can set up with your shoulder perpendicular to the net.

 
#4– when not receiving the serve, partners are waiting near the kitchen line and they do not watch the ball as it is served to the receiver. I have noticed some facing completely forward without ever turning around, but just waiting to see the ball hit the opponent’s side of the court. The non-receiving partner should watch the ball as it is served to the receiver.

a – The ball may be out and the receiver may not have called it. You then call it.

b – If the receiver hits a bad shot, you have time to react if you are watching the ball. If it is a pop-up and it will be coming back hard, take a few steps back to gain more time to respond.

c- Watching the receiver hit the ball may enable the non-receiving partner to determine where the ball is headed and prepare for the return by facing in that direction with the paddle up.

 
I hope beginning pickleballers and perhaps others find some of these observations and associated links helpful.

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