Baseball was my primary sport growing up, and of course I enjoyed immensely coaching David and Kristen in youth baseball. When it comes to watching, however, it’s one of my least favorite sports to watch for all the reasons stated in the article.
Here is my radicle idea: Any ball hit over the fence is an out. It’s not original. I played in a coed softball team that had that rule in place.
I was set to get a new Google Pixel 3 phone $150 off $800 during Thanksgiving. Then I came across the G6 I could get for $189 at Costco ($50 off). You can get it on Amazon for $200. I decided to give it a try and so far, I’m pretty happy with it. My Google Nexus 6 phone was starting to have issues and no longer allowed Android Auto to work in my car.
The phone is slightly thinner but taller with a 18:9 ratio rather than the standard 16:9. It has tons of features which I’m still discovering. This is the first phone I’ve owned with a fingerprint scanner and I really like how convenient and quick it is to unlock the phone. I can define motion actions as shortcuts to various functions. For example shaking it twice will turn on the flashlight!
It has a 12m front facing dual-camera. Judging from the 1st photo I shot on our back porch, it is plenty nice!
I could buy a phone like this EVERY year at this price and in 4 years I would have spent as much as an iPhone!
I want to move all my external storage to solid state drives. I get nervous that my disk-based external drives will eventually stop working.
This Samsung T5 SSD 500GB USB 3.1/USB-C is my first SSD purchase.
It’s tiny and fast! Love it. Bought it back in May for $160. Amazon now has it for $124.
When I fill it up, hopefully prices of the 1TB model will fall and I’ll buy my second.
When I took over as sports editor for the Westlake Picayune and Lake Travis View, I decided that in our print and online editions, my policy would be to never refer to the girls teams as “Lady Chaps” or “Lady Cavs.”
“I think we have to get away from these labels that inadvertently marginalize different people who participate in sports because of their sexuality or gender,” Armstrong said. “I think it has created this binary: the norm and what’s out of the norm, the good and what’s not so good, this is the real sport and this is the other sport.”
“Lady” has always felt like an antiquated qualifier in sports. I see the argument that it differentiates the girls and boys side of a sport, but it gives the boys the rights to the actual school name and gives the girls’ teams a feeling of being somehow lesser. They are the “ladies.” But boys do not have to be “gentlemen.” Or any other type of descriptor, for that matter.
Our chances of keeping global warming below the 2C danger threshold are very, very small: only about 5%. The reason, according to the paper’s authors, is that the cuts we’re making to greenhouse gas emissions are being cancelled out by economic growth.
This is what ecologists call “de-growth”. This calls for redistributing existing resources and investing in social goods in order to render growth unnecessary.
After all, once we have excellent healthcare, education, and affordable housing, what will endlessly more income growth gain us? Maybe bigger TVs, flashier cars, and expensive holidays. But not more happiness, or stronger communities, or more time with our families and friends. Not more peace or more stability, fresher air or cleaner rivers. Past a certain point, GDP gains us nothing when it comes to what really matters. In an age of climate change, where the pursuit of ever more GDP is actively dangerous, we need a different approach.