Category Archives: sports

My hometown.

I have written often of my hometown. Due to frequency it is not always positive, though looking back through the different stories and mentions, the good has consistently outweighed the bad. I am from a small town. A town I … Continue reading

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I Love L.A., Part 2: “Looks like another perfect day”

From the West Side to the East Side Everybody’s very happy ‘Cause the sun is shining all the time Looks like another perfect day… I remember the first time I saw the ESPY Awards. It was this ridiculous combination of … Continue reading

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Billy Beane’s interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice (of religious ritual). Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results (of one’s actions), because there follows immediate peace. — Bhagavad Gita 12:12

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I am a sports fan, I am.

I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads … Continue reading

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Orange you glad to wake up in this place, on this day, with this life?

Today is Day One of the 2010 World Series and Day Three of our Homecoming Week at school. Conveniently enough, the class color for the Class of 2014 (yeah, say that a few times… Twenty Fourteen… dayum!) is orange. This … Continue reading

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WC2010: My second World Cup in Asia

Here we come Walking down the street We get the funniest looks from Everyone we meet. When the 2006 World Cup kicked off I was traipsing around Southeast Asia. That sounds a lot more idyllic than it was. True, I … Continue reading

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I get these two questions a lot. I’ve got some ‘splaining to do…

“So, how did you end up in Hong Kong?” “Wait, you support Chelsea? Whaaa? Why?” Fair enough, I have been asked these questions often enough that perhaps I should offer a confession explanation on both accounts. So, here goes. (Taz … Continue reading

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Veni, vidi, vici: Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2010

As the Power Ranger chatted up the Swiss maid while a bus conductor ran past and pretended to stamp their tickets, you knew that the Hong Kong Sevens was in full swing in the South Stand yesterday. No one batted … Continue reading

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So, what did you get up to this weekend?

I thought you’d never ask. There are times when looking at one’s life, you kind of go – Damn. I know my friends and parents and stuff are alway trying to remind me how interesting (for lack of a more … Continue reading

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And the rugby has returned~

Day 1 of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens has come and gone. I worked through it, but then saw some of the residuals as I was making my way through Causeway Bay to get the 9:30 ferry. I will work … Continue reading

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