We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
And tomorrow is Super Sunday. Here is Federer playing Roddick in the quarter-finals, from the US Open site. Roger does what I never remember to do: GLUE YOUR EYES TO THE DANG BALL! A miracle of tennis is that when you stare at the ball, the ball seems to slow down, and gives you time to move your lazy-ass feet.
Tennis..is it Conners vs McEnroe in the finals..if not what's the deal?
If anything makes tomorrow Super Sunday it is the fact that the Italian F Formula 1 Gran Prix take place at Monza , Italy.
The race for the championship is very close with a rookie Lewis Hamilton of Britain leading the reigning World Champion, Spaniard, Fernando Alonzo.
Of special interest is that Hamilton is practically Tiger Woods clone. To say that Formula 1 has a person of African descent in it's ranks is astounding. To say that Formula 1 is being lead by a rookie is astonishing. Cool ,clam , collected, and a very, very talented driver Hamilton is erudite, soft spoken and measured and a joy to behold.
Five points separate the top two with four races to go. This is one of the primier seasons of all time..... starts 07:30 EDST..... F1.com
PS. Monza, hom e track for the Italian Gran Prix. holds a special place in F1 and Fernando Alonzo drives for Ferrari, Hamilton for MacClaren. It will be a great race I am sure.
BD..yeah I used to play a good deal of tennis, then old age, bad knees etc..it's a wonderful game and I was ,back when I played, transfixed by Bjorn, Mac, and Conners.
(Aside) Once while standing in line at LAX I was turned facing my wife when Rod Laver came through the door and passed by.
We made eye contact and I said, "Hey Rod , hows it go'in?"..he responded, "Good mate" and kept walking..the wife said..who was that..I explained..she asked did I know him..I said only on TV but I figured a Hello wouldn't kill him.....