More Crow … and Old School Connections

The crow has to do with my third erroneous WPS prediction … a Freedom loss.  Not!  Looks like an awesome second half (and the first wasn’t half bad, either).  Beulah will be happy (but no post this week – too bad)!  Oh, and the Breakers moved from first to last in the WPS Power Rankings.  Sheesh!


On the school connections front – first the happy part – a friend request on Facebook from Denise Montana – who I remember as Denise Dormer – and who had an amazing voice (and still does).  I downloaded her latest album at Amazon – and am thoroughly enjoying it as I write this.  Wow!

On a not-so-happy note, I also heard yesterday that the Georgia professor who apparently killed three people on Saturday was a college classmate.  George “Marty” Zinkhan wasn’t someone I actually knew – but certainly can picture.  It surely gives pause … the twists, turns, dark recesses and dark possibilities of the human heart.

I think I’ll go back to enjoying Denise’s music … and pondering this poem form The Writer’s Almanac … a subject much on my mind these days …


Sharon Bryan

Middle age refers more
to landscape than to time:
it’s as if you’d reached

the top of a hill
and could see all the way
to the end of your life,

so you know without a doubt
that it has an end-
not that it will have,

but that it does have,
if only in outline-
so for the first time

you can see your life whole,
beginning and end not far
from where you stand,

the horizon in the distance-
the view makes you weep,
but it also has the beauty

of symmetry, like the earth
seen from space: you can’t help
but admire it from afar,

especially now, while it’s simple
to re-enter whenever you choose,
lying down in your life,

waking up to it
just as you always have-
except that the details resonate

by virtue of being contained,
as your own words
coming back to you

define the landscape,
remind you that it won’t go on
like this forever.

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2 Responses to More Crow … and Old School Connections

  1. Awesome match … I am loving the style of play in the WPS. Seems to me it’s exactly what Pia wants – more time in the build-up – more patience – lovely soccer!


  2. boltgirl says:

    What a game that was! Gotta say I’m very impressed with Arakawa and the way she keeps the ball either velcroed to her foot or on a very short, retractable leash. Some stunning finishes on both sides there.


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