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A collection of entries about different subjects that may or may not involve golf, cooking, or other such interests I may have. Posts may also include observations I make during my daily life, deep philosophical questions, and general weirdness. Viewer discretion is advised.

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I'm Tired of People Comparing COVID-19 to the Flu

Title. Seriously. Every day I talk to people who underplay COVID-19 by comparing it to the flu. Just today I spoke with someone who told me, "Tens of thousands of people die from the flu each year, we don't shut anything down for that!" Well you know what? It's not the flu. The flu is something we understand and have historical data for. This is new. A severe flu season has a death rate of 0.17% (something like 80,000 flu-related deaths in 48 million cases). As of today, 6,501 people died out of

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The First Amendment of the United States

This isn't meant to be a partisan discussion, simply a statement of the law. It bugs the shit out of me when people cite the First Amendment incorrectly. Here it is, verbatim: Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redre

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Cabin Fever and eBay

I find myself looking at irons on eBay lately. It's a bad habit of mine. A few winters ago, I bought a set of vintage Hogans. They were kind of fun to kick around with for a bit. I played close to half that season with them even though they were way too much (or is it too little?) club for me. I still practice with them, but they're mostly collecting dust - some in the basement, some in the garage, and I have one (now two, actually) in the coat closet. Now I'm looking at Mizunos. Modern, th

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Trouble with Expression

It's kind of odd. It's not like I have problems in social situations or anything, but I find I spend a lot of time typing up drafts and then deleting them. I've done it three times already, trying to start this blog. I just noticed I spent more than an hour on the site just now, going through different threads, composing responses. Some things I even took the time to research as part of my response. Then, for some reason or another, I decide it's not worth posting and delete the whole thing. It'

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Exhausted

These last two weeks have been crazy. Christmas activities combined with work ramping up have left me completely exhausted. One of the mechanics at work retired a couple of months ago and the work has been slowly backing up. On top of that, we had a couple of additional projects that needed to be done: first a soda machine needed to be installed last Thursday which involved working overnight and being awake for almost 24 hours, and a store closing just before Christmas which involved 40 h

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A haiku

Life's a lot like Golf. You get good and bad bounces And no mulligans.

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    • I feel like I would put each of these in a different tier.   Tier 1 Keep a notepad in your pocket to document what clubs you played on a given hole - helps you to remember why you had a birdie, bogey, dbl bogey, etc.   Tier 2 Maybe its implied under the "B" swing, but have a "go to" club that you feel 1000% comfortable with.  On the days that you need a confidence builder, that go-to club can be key to getting your "groove" going.  Tier 3 Not only do ba
    • Tier 1 Not only do bad shots happen, but bad holes happen (especially if you are new to the game) - treat each hole as a brand new do-over, i.e. leave the past (hole) behind. Be a motivational coach to your playing partner(s) - everyone needs encouragement!  Tier 2 Keep a notepad in your pocket to document what clubs you played on a given hole - helps you to remember why you had a birdie, bogey, dbl bogey, etc.   Tier 3 Maybe its implied under the "B" swin
    • Ah heck. You guys are probably right. I'm not slow. Just bad. Checking my ego at the door, getting ready for a world-class shellacking and signing up this evening. Plus side is that it is two rounds early in the morning before it hits 100 degrees outside.   
    • If you play ready golf, they won't care how you play.   I say "Go for it"
    • If I take the plunge that will be the mindset for sure. It will be for the experience.     That's kind of the point.  My pace is just fine for average duffers. What I'm worried about is jamming up guys that never miss fairways. They'll be standing on the green waiting to putt for birdie and I'm trying to pitch bogey over a bloody sand trap. I don't want to be that guy those guys don't want to be paired with.

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