Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Oldboy On Campus

familiar faces,
all along Hogsback where the run was long and hard,
by the Memorial Chapel, Arthur Bishop house and Lower School yard.
Sitting together,
shaking hands, laughs and good times,
most sit and drink,
and few sit and think.
1st Eleven, crew and rifle team,
marching, cadet ball and uniform thing.
Like the measured pulse of racing oars,
your name being shouted out for roll call,
shouts from the teachers, coaches and housemasters,
driving the legs through footstops,
when going for Gold meant rowing in a boat named Endurement

Monday, August 23, 2021

Soaked In Tradition

Thankful for the privilege of racing with such magnificent horses. The race began with seven boats in the varsity final, one more than is usually allowed. At 1000 meters boats were nearly even, our coxswain called a hard 30. At 1300 meters we were pulling ahead. At 1500 meters, we began taking it up for the last 500, winning the championship with open water in a highly competitive field. My gracious thanks to some remarkable oarsmen who have God like work ethic, stamina and genetic disposition of the perfect horse. Thank you to the amazing coaches who selflessly got us on the podium. Love, always.

A Constant State Of Readiness

A big dream has be trained for along with a bold vision for victory. The next victory will rarely just fall into your laps. Often, there are innate factors an athlete must consider and fight against to achieve the dream: resistance, conventions and rigid patterns of thinking. Whatever you fight for or against, nothing is achieved without passion, grit and determination. Go for your dreams.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Teutonic steed goes deftly up an idyllic mountain path

Style and substance is the magic of Supra. Through all the melodrama, there's still hope for the future. Rebirth of an icon–the Toyota Supra sports car