Visiting mid-summer wheat fields, or take a mid-winter Arizona vacation, heat makes me feel so good.
Not sure if its my SE Saskatchewan DNA showing through – but I love it.
Not sure if that comes from so many hot sunny days on tennis courts, dreaming of playing Wimbledon one day. (memories of adolescent Grand Slam dreams – playing a centre-court in a U.S. Open, Australian Open, the French and Wimbledon of course. Players like Rod Laver gave little guys hope it wasn’t just about brute strength but finesse, ground strokes and relentless practice could win. Certainly a brute-strength game today – better conditioned athletes, advances in string and racquet technology we never imagined).
Wonderful hot summer memories – remembering magical feelings, when I nailed a great twist serve or dazzled myself with occasional backhand drop-volley winners … ahh, those great days of summer.
And what a weekend this is …
Two Canadians competing in Wimbledon’s final weekend – quarters, semis, finals – dreams of every Canadian kid who spent summers stretching body parts (they might ache when we pass 60 … they really do).
Too bad for Raonic losing yesterday in the men’s semi’s. Best wishes to Bouchard today in the women’s final. But it won’t be strawberries and cream for me today …
Today will be a hot summer on the prairie adventure, doing some prairie exploring.
So, did your guys trade slaves but then change their minds? Did they rape and pillage the original inhabitants of your great land? I love the this great land of ours but not so enthralled with the way we got it. There is still a smoldering rebel, remainder of my collegiate protest years, that is trying to understand why any one people would believe they had the right to eliminate some one who was there first. Watched the "300; Rise of an Empire" yesterday and I realize that this divide and conquer mentality has been around for years but I am still amazed at the great lengths people will go to to get what they want...Humans, can't kill em and it sure is hard to love some of them, GW, Bon Wier, Tx.
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