Quote of the day: "The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then--to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn." --T. H. White, The Once and Future King
I've always been a sports fan, ever since I can remember watching ABC's Wide World of Sports on Saturday afternoons as a kid. Unfortunately, I was not a natural athlete although I did compete in soccer and track in high school. I also ran, rode bike, tried to play basketball and tennis, and threw a low of frisbees. Unfortunately, in the early 80's I had a knee injury which slowed me down. On top of that I didn't take care of it so I kept reinjuring it until I finally needed surjery--twice--to remove cartilage. Somewhere along the line I also tore me ACL which definitely changed my sports selection: no more jumping sports. Even running was touch-and-go, so I started looking for non-impact sports. Luckily I rediscovered roller skating with a new twist: Rollerblades. At that time (~1996) Rollerblades were new and only used by hockey players for off-season training. I got a pair and, as they say, the rest is history. I've been inline skating ever since. Coming to Dartmouth has increased by repertoire, adding rock climbing and ice hockey.
Here are links to my pages for sports which I play:
I also like to photograph sports. To see my sports photography pages go here.