Shot put

First toss of shot, 7.4 meters. Not good, but would not have been last in US in 2016.  Hope to get a chance to compete in July in sprints and shot put.  True regress, did the same events in high school track.


I wonder how fast relates to strong.  At 80+ there are many more old guys sprinting than weightlifting.

Masters Athletics

Just back from Auckland, NZ where I placed 3rd in world masters weightlifting.  There were 4 of us in the M80+ 77kg class.  15 lifters over 80.


Hate would seem obsolete in modern civilization.  It is more likely to be the end of all of us than the preserver of some of us.


Wars do not solve problems, wars create them.  The drums are beating again.  Wars need enemies, enemies must be evil.

No Thinking

The rules ended were the security police were called to remove the passenger.  Trouble is, no one thought about what then.  Now we know.  The security police might tear the customer apart.  Definitely not good pr.


I’m going to avoid UA in the future, seems UA rules permit bumping seated passengers to accommodate staff travel needs.  Rules even permit use of bully airline security to rip passengers apart, if necessary, to get them off the plane.