Word Play

Poetry Friday

THE ARMY OF TRUTH Words? Those sounds the world despises.       Words in poems? Even more to be disdained! Ah, how feeble are your powers       to defend all the truth that man denies! Thunder crack and lightning flash       at its presence! Hosts of angels should come swooping down from heaven to the rescue       far and wide […]

Word Play

Poetry Friday

LIBIDO How should I know? The enormous wheels of will    Drove me cold-eyed on tired and sleepless feet. Night was void arms and you a phantom still,    And day your far light swaying down the street. As never fool for love, I starved for you;    My throat was dry and my eyes […]

Current Events Word Play

In Flanders Fields

Op-Ed – A Holiday to End All Wars – NYTimes.com TODAY is the 90th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War, and it will be commemorated very differently on each side of the Atlantic and across the borders of Europe. It’s a reminder that not all “victors” experience wars in the same […]

Cycling

Two down …

Drove up to Heber early yesterday for race #2 in the Utah Cyclocross Series. The forecast had called for overnight snow, but when I woke up yesterday morning the ground was still dry … where’s our snow??? Going over Parley’s Summit, it started snowing fairly hard, and I had high hopes for the rest of […]

Cycling

Contador wins the Vuelta

VeloNews | Contador wins the Vuelta With his third grand tour victory in barely a year, Alberto Contador has quickly grown from cycling’s boy wonder to the peloton’s new alpha male. The 25-year-old Spanish climber lived up to expectations to win the 63rd Vuelta a España to complete cycling’s “triple crown” and becomes just the […]

Cycling

Cavendish comes good

Mark Cavendish wins fifth stage of Tour de France – Times Online Jeremy Whittle, Châteauroux Cometh the hour, cometh the Manxman. Mark Cavendish, 23, emerged from the jostling mêlée at the climax of the 232-kilometre fifth stage of the Tour de France to support his claim as cycling’s top sprinter with an irresistible dash to […]