Tag Archives: Japan

Poetry, Politics and (of Course) WPS

First, the poem – a beauty by Mark Strand from today’s Writer’s Almanac … My Name by Mark Strand Once when the lawn was a golden green and the marbled moonlit trees rose like fresh memorials in the scented air, … Continue reading

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Thursday, in (Very) Brief

Nice bit here from Dave giving Dick a dose of his own medicine. Pia has announced the USWNT roster for an upcoming friendly vs. Japan … 5/20 and 5/23 … meaning that 17 US players won’t be with thier WPS … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Saturday Morning!

Wow – the sun is gorgeous, coming up over the eastern horizon this morning. (Horizon is one of those words that I can’t for the life of me seem to remember how to spell. Every time I come to the … Continue reading

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They Might be Giants, but the Birds Have It – All of the Birds – All of the Time!

Fingers crossed here for another good NFL day for the bird teams.  The Ravens I had with a win.  But the Cardinals?  Wow.  I just hope they didn’t steal the Eagles’ mojo.  (Nah … an unworthy thought to be having … Continue reading

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Shinseki and Other Snowy Sunday Sundries

Sunday morning (already) and I’m here at my computer with the shades drawn – so I’ve no idea what it’s doing outside.  We’ve been without heat for the past couple of days – so keeping the shades down seems the … Continue reading

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Japan v Germany … and Final USWNT Thoughts

Germany-Japan are underway and Japan is looking goo so far (17th minute). meanwhile, I can’t imagine what the USWNT must be feeling right now. Hopefully they are focused and confident. Their making it to the gold medal match is a … Continue reading

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USWNT and Brazil Through to Gold Medal Match

The USWNT and Brazil both won in convincing fashion and will face off on Thursday morning (9AM ET) in the gold medal match. Germany and Japan (maybe it’s me … but doesn’t that sound awfully World War Twoish?) will square … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Countdown (and Climate Counts)!

If you’re reading this before 6AM or after 11AM, check out this excellent Blog post on Climate Counts by a summer intern from Bates whom we all know and love! If you’re reading this between 6 and 8M … you … Continue reading

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More USWNT Stuff and a Peek at Margaret McWethy's Show!

We’ve got some more quick updates and prognostications about tomorrow’s USWNT match with Japan – first, from Japanese coach Norio Sasaki, who is full of confidence after Japan’s run through Group G. It may prove to be a sad irony … Continue reading

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Of Phelps and Other Phenomena (Like the USWNT)!

Michael Phelps broke Mark Spitz’ gold medal record last night -an amazing feat, indeed. I don’t know about you, but I find such milestones diminished by the hype … the marketing … the hoopla … the commentary. The events and … Continue reading

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