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-WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SPORTS-
Posted:Feb 26, 2017 1:44 pm
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WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SPORTS

Due to an almost endless amount of most interesting subject facts, data and history, this blog of mine today will run a tad longer than most of my normal sized daily blog posts. So get that favorite cup of java, tea or energy drink and prepare to view a very important and key part of man kinds Kingdom of Enjoyment and Entertainment.

Yes Sports is the most valuable asset of the second side of man kinds makeup. After our Minds comes our Physical side that goes hand and hand in our development as coexisting people walking upright on two legs.

When not at foolish war always associated with the Need for Greed, Sports became a COMMON BOND between countries and geographical locations world wide.

"Although the ancient Games were staged in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who presented the idea in 1894."

A peaceful way to untie people in common cause, promote brotherhood while hosting a great format for witnessed and widely viewed competition.

Today sports is divided into two organized categories Amateur and Professional Levels.

These come about through the growing development of our children. Once focused center stage on Boys, today much advancement has taken place as our once classified as Weaker Sex have come a long way baby! (to quote a famous Virginia Slims cigarette ad campaign) as the Women's Liberation Movement caught fire.

Over the course of history, many mistaken ideas and beliefs were in place by those in power having the need to suit their own private needs and agenda's.

Enter 1976 with the introduction of College Women's Basketball being put on the sports map by a 5'10" female bundle of energy, hustle and determination in the form of Brooklyn NY born Nancy Leiberman.

Until such time. women were never considered true competing athletes outside of women's tennis and golf which were not even team sports.

Skills claimed by male college and pro basketball players clearly displayed speed, power, coordination, and defensive skills. Jumping and rebounding abilities, swift crisp passing, dribbling and shooting skills while rapidly moving or even well up in the air.

Certainly not meant for future mothers and homemakers to enter the so called Men's Private Arena's of hardwood courts.

Yet the famous playgrounds of New York city was a hotbed for chain hung only rimmed outdoor baskets overlooking the 10 foot below hard black pavement.

Perhaps the greatest to emerge was one Connie Hawkins considered by most in the know, as the greatest pure Amateur outdoor playground pavement product ever.

Enter one Nancy Leiberman who around age 13 started playing with the big boys and more than holding her own in her point guard position back around 1971.

Recruited by Old Dominion University and given a full four year athletic scholarship, Lady Magic as she became knick named swiftly launched the arriving Era of Ladies College Basketball all across America.

Yes soon famous NBA LA Laker Ervin Magic Johnson had a female counterpart to share his Magic title with. Nancy's special and unique shooting abilities far surpassed Ervin's marksmanship stats over the course of their comparative careers.

Who could really pass the basketball better in the all important assists department is still a matter of scattered debate amongst faithful basketball sports fans to this very day?

With ESPN (Entertainment Sports Program Network 1970) airing 24/7 three hundred and sixty five days a year and greatly needing sporting event filming to accompany its live sports reporting department, a new marriage was born.

A stroke of genius or perhaps pure well timed luck?..........ESPN never expected the sudden mass following of a once non existent Female viewing audience and interested Fan Base market. Women's team sports had almost overnight suddenly caught on and spread like wildfire in the quickly expanding TV Cable Ratings Races for peak sponsorship revenues.

A new following had started and surprisingly, while Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and a little later Michael Jordon commanded the Professional viewing and attendance markets in the mid too late 70's, women's basketball also was growing by leaps and bounds.

Enter University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summit (1974 to 2012) whose 1098 career victories coaching the Lady Vols is the ALL Time most wins by a single coach in ANY SPORT at the Amateur or Professional Levels.

Patricia Summitt mother, coach, teacher and motivator supreme, passed away after a 5 year long declining battle with Alzheimer's Disease this past June. Her best selling sports and human life biography SUM IT UP raised millions of dollars in providing much needed new research Hope for the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Like most of our history, certain events and people spark followings that spawn growth with even more acceptance and popularity.

Enter in 1985 to the Storrs Connecticut campus of the University of Connecticut Women's Huskies basketball coaching ranks, one Italian Born immigrant to America, Luigi Geno Auriemma.

In assuming leadership over this below average program, Geno (as he prefers to be called) had a very obtainable plan in mind like most great athletic coaches always seem to hold in reserve.

Naturally Pat Summits Lady Vols ruled and dominated College Women's Division One Rankings in terms of both numbers of seasonal victories as well as the coveted collection of National NCAA Championship crowns. (8 in all )

Reaching Tennessee's level of play was a slow process for the Lady Huskies located in New England where few teams of any sport, rival all the other national geographical regions in competitive status.

Right now while I am creating this article, The UConn Ladies Huskies have a streak of Winning 103 consecutive games both in regular season and post season tournament form. Thus breaking their 90 game win streak set 2008 to 2010.

With a lifetime record of 970 wins and only 134 total losses. Coach Aurienna has an truly amazing lifetime winning percentage of 879 %.

This includes collecting Eleven (11) National titles to date with no foreseeable reason why his lady Huskies wont stuff a few more in their already crowded prized Storrs Ct. Trophy case.

In part two tomorrow, I will go into further depth about how these amazing coaches and women athletes have accomplished such historic feats based upon two supreme intangibles.

DETERMINATION and MOTIVATION! (please join me)

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AN AMERICAN BALD EAGLE TRUE LIFE STORY
Posted:Jan 11, 2017 6:33 am
Last Updated:Jan 13, 2017 6:23 am
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It was on last July 4th Independence day Celebration that two of our long time members in here were reunited after an 8 year separation.

Young Redsky 100 had left his proud father Redsky 1000 in order to raise his new family of Deer Bonnet his young pretty dark haired squaw wife and their twins boys Red Hawk and Hawk Wings.

Now sitting Indian style on the edge of a Yellow Stone scenic cliff nearly a mile high, only deep thoughts from within each of them taxed their active minds. No words were exchanged during this period of silent thankful prayer.

It was a tiny speck far off in the distant sky that most humans would have never spotted that suddently gathered their full attentions. As the minutes passed it became much closer and thus far larger also.

How magnificent was this lone bald eagle gliding and hovering effortlessly within the invisible thermo currents brought on by the suns heating up trillions of tons of Yellowstone's historic rocks.

After many minutes young Redsky's tongue broke their mutual silence with a question to his well respected dad.

;Father does that great eagle truly enjoy the powers given to him by the Great Spirit

;My son the Eagle glides so that it can spot CARRION below in which to feed upon;

But father this CARRIION you speak of is never listed on the Menu's of all the many diners I have eaten in while driving my tractor trailer truck!"

Your are badly mistaken my son, it listed on the back of every single diner menu if you look hard enough at the back page and very bottom

(WE OFFER CARRY OUT]

Footnote: In march of 2013, Redsky 1000 was found to have lost some 84% of his hearing in both ears and thus was given a prescription for two state of the art hearing aids that cost $ 1,975.55. This was not covered by Obama Care and thus poor Redsky is doomed for a lifetime of very hard hearing.

Also that Rosebud Diner in the pics is a great crusing place that offers an extra large glory hole in the mens room but you must buy at least a coffee and piece of home made Virgin cherry pie to use it..









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THE MIRACLE MOOSE OF MAINE
Posted:Jan 28, 2016 8:13 am
Last Updated:Jan 28, 2016 8:15 am
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Like just about all of the countless wild creatures born across America, Doctor Low’s Miracle Moose from Maine, was born in the early spring. This being not by mere accident, but rather by Mother Nature’s carefully designed plan that’s been scripted, in effect and time tested for thousands of age old centuries now!

For this is the time of year when nature is at her most forgiving. Every creature whether wild or domesticated, need three basic things in order to be able to prosper, flourish and survive. These being food, shelter and safety!

With the harsh difficult winter weather finally subsided and past, spring is the time of year for the annual miracle of new plant life to form and grow. Everywhere more friendly temperatures arrive and life itself starts yet another brand new wonderful annual cycle of growth and development.

Mothers of all land species with the exception of bears, give birth in April or early May when new vegetation in the form of much needed feed, buds, blossoms and flowers grow either on the ground, on tree branches or even underwater in aquatic form. This certainly holds true here in New England.

Perhaps a peek into the series of necessary events that had to happen and go against the usual laws of Mother Nature, to have a born in the wild Moose, display this type of amazing adopted conduct!
In short form this moose was but a very young calf that somehow lost its mother and thus became orphaned! Not yet even weaned, its chances of survival were nil as moose do not herd like their smaller cousins the white tail deer do. Thus no other mother or cow moose would accept or bother with him. Left alone, it was destined for starvation, disease or a predator like a bobcat, eastern coyote or roaming bear.
Chances are that its mother was a young moose and he was her very first born calf. I say this because he was wandering and all alone. Older cow moose usually give their second or third births to twin calf’s and sometimes even triplets.

A sad event had to occur and only taking an educated guess at best , his mother and him became separated somehow. Perhaps she fled in panic due to a predator bear or rejected him which does happen to first born at times in the wild. His unwillingness to cross a high fast running spring stream or river is possible also.

Disease though unlikely cannot be ruled out either as well as a moose car accident that happens hundreds of times yearly here in northern New England. In any event, the little guy was wandering and found by perhaps one of the only people around that could save his young life.
He was a horse man with a working team of draft horses from what Dr. Low told me. A kind hard working man giving back and preserving nature and carrying out the rich tradition of caring for a very special species of animal that was instrumental in helping make America Great and what she is today.

Before the transcontinental railroads, it was the horse serving in three capacities of being ridden, carrying pack supplies or pulling a wagon that allowed New Hampshire's very own Horace Greeley’s famous words " Go West Young man !" to come true.

With decades of invaluable experience under his belt, this Maine animal farmer took this helpless animal under his wing and fed him from a nursing bottle. I'm sure a vet was called for some advice and most likely a few minerals and vitamins were added to the many hand held feedings during those first two months or so.

It was surely a time of uncertainty as many factors now entered the mix. The young moose’s instincts to wander off in search of his mother. His performing a most difficult task which is called Imprinting. Imprinting simply being a new born’s strong bonding with usually the first living and moving object it sees. Nature provides all land mass species with instant bonding to its mother! Again food, shelter and safety are mothers inborn gifts to their young's survival.

Ducks and geese when orphaned display this type of imprinting behavior as do a few other kinds of animals as well. But surely this little guy had seen his mother and most likely had never seen a human being in its young first early days of life.

With a horse barn, hay , feed and the smell of horses, our little moose practically void of being taught anything, had to greatly rely on its most gifted sense. That being the sense of smell as moose have rather poor eye vision throughout their entire life times.

Having spent a modest but small share of my over half a century of life out in the wild as an out doors man, hunter, fisherman and novice video photographer, I can personally attest to the fact that animals at times can and do some pretty remarkable things.

For the most part, wild creatures do not really think or figure things out. They instead are born with natural instincts to get them through life. Cats and dogs know they don’t like each other and are born enemies. Yet under certain circumstances they adapt when choices are not available.
So our little moose certainly had to experience some of the following: He had to quell his desire to roam and wander and stay basically put in one place. He had to alter his natural diet of wild plant vegetation and learn to eat and accept the grains Dr. Low told me he was fed.

I'm sure over time, he would most certainly browse on plant life found around the farm or nearby woods. No doubt the draft horses and him accepted each other due to the physical elements of being constructed the same way. Four legs, build and same type of structure and comparative size.

Smell acceptance is quite a bonding agent and also would have definitely taken place. At some point in time, most likely entering his second fall season, the horseman knew the time for him to go out into the wild had arrived. Mating instincts, the tendency to naturally roam freely, feed, antler development and the need to rub his massive antlers on both hard and soft wooded tall trees no doubt beckoned our miracle moose.

Skeletal development uses up a great deal of feed minerals and only once it reaches its maximum size, do all members of the deer family start to grow so called trophy sized full antler racks. Thus until aged two and half, deer and moose here in New England have much smaller racks than their older male cousins.

This is where this true life story starts to get very amazing. Our young moose now considered a teenager by our standards. Has bonded so strongly with our horseman, his farm and other domesticated animals, it goes against all the basic laws of its hundreds of thousands of years of
behavioral moose species existence!

The horseman I’m sure fixed up some kind of a sheltered stall or place for our miracle moose to bed in. Easily accessible and yet easy to leave so that it had its freedom any time it chose too. Yet when set free, this healthy well conditioned moose chose to live a semi domesticated life rather than take to the call of the wild as author Jack London so expertly coined.
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his was truly against all odds. A perhaps one in ten thousand event at the very least. He loved his life which by comparison to the testing year round elements of the wild was a much easier life to endure and survive within.

No wandering in search of food! No harsh storms to get soaked and chilled in. Yes protective coats are indeed subject to breakdowns. No real tic problems or the well documented moose ear mites known to be quite common here in New England. No early winter freezing rain that became ice sheets that lasted and made ground browsing ten times more difficult than normal winters.

No other testy larger and far more aggressive and powerful bull moose looking to bully and badger one far smaller and inexperienced in combative ways involved in the ways of claiming breeding rights.
Had our teen aged moose become confused thinking he was a horse? Well having stayed his entire life on that horse farm except for now and then nearby excursions of curious local exploring, he was a dang farm moose...... Yes a one of a kind example of yet another quite remarkable miracle courtesy of mother nature.

Doctor Low and I both agree, he had to be fixed to produce this type of docile and friendly social acceptance and soft temperament behavior. Now his mission on earth was not to roam freely and hopefully to pass on his gene pool, but rather to of all things, perform domestic work never before reached in all the history of his moose kind.

The picture proudly handing is proof positive that our Miracle Maine Moose felt some kind of rare Love and understanding of his friends. He would walk uncharacteristically slowly besides the horseman’s hooked up teams.

Moose in the wild are known to reach full lope jogging speeds of upwards to 30 miles per hour. On a hard packed but backwoods Maine dirt road north of Anson, Maine back in the late 1980's, I drove a ford pick up truck that a full grown bull trotted right out in front of.

With crooked back legs taking surprisingly rapid and long strides, indeed my speed odometer read 25mph for a good hundred yards before he turned off and complete with six foot wide antlers disappeared into the thick lakeside forest and right out of sight.

So the wise and well educated horse farmer decided that if he was so interested in his pulling team, why not give him the full opportunity to join it. Full domestication of a wild moose to pull a sled to lug fallen trees or
heavy objects?

This part I cant begin to imagine as these men you might see almost effortlessly handling a team at the annual fall Hopington or Rochester State fairs annual pulling events, can communicate and understand there horses?

Perhaps Dr. Low being quite an accomplished horseman in his own right, might far better explain.

The end result of some very specialized one of a kind training netted this remarkable photograph. Fully fitted in the pulling harnesses including a mouth bit and reins. No doubt like his cousin horses, our Miracle moose had to have loved and welcomed this physical activity.

From bottle feeding to being weaned and broken in on a semi foreign diet, to be trained to sleep in semi domesticated quarters on a regular daily basis, to have its breeding instincts eliminated, to achieve its size and weight far beyond normalcy is astounding.

Fully grown mature bull moose here in the continental United states reach around an average weight of 1,100 pounds. Some exceed this reaching perhaps 1,300 pound exceptions. Our Miracle moose weighed in at an unbelievable weight of 2000 pounds. That’s a one ton of animal.

Only the more hearty Alaskan species of bull moose reach that body mass weight. Surely Miracle moose was the largest moose ever to inhabit Maine during modern times.

Also Dr. Low informed me that in the wild moose life expectancy is normally 12 years. I knew white tailed deer are expected to live five years. So our Miracle moose lived to age 15 or 25% longer than had he been in the wild.

So as you view the remarkable photograph hanging in this office, understand that kindness, love, caring and determination can over come almost impossible odds.

All of life is connected. Nature is the greatest element in all of creation. Our wild friends at times need care and a small degree of help! So feed the birds and creatures around you. Please adopt a pet destined to have only so much time left if you don’t!!

written by Dan M. Dec 2010 for his dentist Dr.XXXXX XXX of XXXXXXXXXXXX N.H.





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I MOURN FOR A LOST FRIEND HERE AND NOW
Posted:Jan 26, 2016 6:03 pm
Last Updated:Jan 27, 2016 11:52 am
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FISHING MASTER NICK LAMBROU

A regional favorite from noted New Hampshire fly fishing and fly tying legend Nick Lambrou, the Wood duck Heron has proven deadly on not only brook, brown and rainbow trout, but taken more than its fair share of landlocked Atlantic salmon as well. Though originally tied to represent an emerging hexagenia mayfly, this pattern also does an excellent job mimicking small baitfish like smelt, dace and other forage fish too.

NICKS Wood Duck Heron fly and three of his others herons also

Wood Duck Heron A true made in New Hampshire fly, the Wood Duck Heron was developed by Nick Lambrou. The fly was designed for use on the Merry Meeting River. Ted Williams retirement back yard .

This by my longtime friend and idol Nick for his dear friend Ted Williams whom he met in the Boston area and spent time up at Teds fishing camp in Canada.

Ted Williams was known for three Masterful Achievements over his Storied lifetime

First as the GREATEST HITTER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HAS EVEN KNOWN /

Next after only token practice. becoming a fighter pilot in Korea seeing much combat and a true ace almost over night! Many around him claim that Ted Williams had the greatest eye sight along with eye hand coordination of anyone that ever lived.
He spend four full baseballs seasons in combat that some say cost him the all time Home Run Record Babe Ruth had held at 714.

And Lastly Ted Williams the Splendid Splinter or Teddy Ball game was a true master with a fly rod in his hands.

In my eyes Ted Williams this modern day John Wayne type American Idol was only second to my good friend Nick Lambrou of Manchester NH.

Nick was a walking encyclopedia when it came to trout and salmon fishing. He knew all over the large state of NH when insect hatches were going to be coming off. This added up to thousands of bits of information this high school drop out to support his large Greek immigration family by working in the industiall corporate shoe production mills along the Merrimack river New Hampshire's largest.

Have any question about trout or salmon, just ask Nick...
example me calling up Nick on a Friday afternoon in late July..................Hey Nick where should me Jack and Chilly (Nicks brother in law) fish tomorrow>

Typical Nick Answer...........................Dan a high pressure front is moving down from Canada to break this heat wave so I would suggest you fish the Hooksett Dam on the west side where its deep.

Some big Brownies (brown trout) will be deep where its some 35 feet down.........Fish it slow with olive marabou stork streamers that show up much better in the murky type waters that will be running with the dam partly opened.

This was Nick Lambro almost at his finest, almost because hundreds of new to the sport fly fisherman were embraced by this gently giant of a man..................Soft spoken with a gift for simple direct speech. I cant help by cry at this very moment upon learning in a chat room of his passing back in 2011.

His son Tony now around age 60 is an extension of his dad. Each year Tony takes his two bucks with a muzzle loader and bow deer, his 20 plus pound gobblers, pheasant , woodcock, ruffed grouse, Canadian greater geese and both inland and coastal waterfowl.

My son when age 11 was taken into this blessed fraternity of sportsmen who for generations passed their skills and woods donated to Saint Peters Orphanage on the west side of Manchester to feed almost 200 young boys and girl with no parents and adaption hopes before age 18.
Deer hides were sewn into gloves and slippers and head greater. Some would make lamps out of the hoofs or antlers to sell at a thrift shop to raise money for basketballs, base balls, hockey sticks ect..
Yes folks. the greatest gift one can bring is the element of

GIVING..........UNSELFISH GIVING TO ENHANCE those less fortunate,,,
This was Nick Lambro's true mission in life..........At age 42 he lost his beloved wife Fanny and thus spent some three plus decades of Dedication to America's number one past time........Fishing is a gift from GOD and my friend with a broken heart. I thank you for so many thousands of your friends who honor you great man....

Come opening day the first Saturday in April, I will go out for the first time in almost ten years to put to work that wonderful hand crafted Custom made Loomis two weight rod Nick created for me and look up to the heavens above in full tribute to the greatness I was blessed to be around for almost 41 years.

Catch and release was Nicks way as his not one single fish was mounted on his walls. Each was thanks for providing sport and allowed to live to pass on their genes to future generations.


Foot Note. Nick due to his deep love and respect for fishing, became a Master Fly tier known all over the word

Renowned former sports broadcaster Curt Cowdy who for years hosted the top sports men's tv show THE AMERICAN SPORTMAN also lived in New Hampshire in a small town of Bethlehem just minutes from my house.

Nicks left the sweat shop mills to tie flies with his son Tony that circulated all over the world...........Some of Scotlands largest Brown Trout reaching 30 pounds in weight have make their last mistake in rising up to take one of Nicks Perfect creations of nature...




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FEEDING THE WILD CREATURES,MANKINDS GREATEST GIFT!
Posted:Feb 3, 2015 9:42 am
Last Updated:Feb 17, 2015 2:59 am
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Perched about 12 feet above the ground in his accustomed chosen spot, the rare winter bright sunframed his jet back heaving chest to a state of pure perfection.

A rich glossy coat so healthy and well preemed from the nutrients of his human induced winter diet,he celebrated his male birthright of proud maturity in ageless tradition!

I quickly turned the volume off from my daily Dan Patrick TV sports show in wonderment of hearing hisCROW CALLS through the glass of my living room picture windows. Only silence accompanied his heaving chest
as in my memory, stirred a comparison of once viewing a MAJECTIC MALE GROUSE FLAUNTING HIS MATING DANCE ENDING BY EXPANDING HIS ELASTIC ENCASED CHEST TO BALLON SIZED PROPORTIONS WHILE KNOTTINGN HIS HEAD IN RYTHMIC
PROUDNESS TO WIN THE HEART OF ANY NEARBY FEMALE SEEKING INTENDED BONDING LEADING TO BREW MOTHERHOOD.

HOW PROUD I FELT KNOWING MY EFFECTS OF CARING HAD CREATED THIS WONDERFUL SCENE BOTH PROMPTED AND SCRITPED BY MOTHER NATURE HERSELF.

NOT A FEATHER OUT OF PLACE OR RUFFLED BY THE CRUEL UNFORGIVING EVENTS OF HARSH WINTER TIMES NOW UPON HIM AND HIS SMALL FOUR MEMBER FLOCK UNITIED IN THE TOUGHEST TIMES FOR SURVIVAL.

BELOW AND SLIGHTLY IN FRONT OF HIM ON A JUST SHOVELED STRIP OF GROUND PERHAPS SIX FEET WIDE AND SOME 15 FEET LONG, STOOD A HUMAN CREATED VALLEY CHANNEL WITH THREE FOOT OF HARD SNOW BARRIERS FROM MY SNOWBLOWER ON BOTH SIDES.

.PARTS OF THE LAWN APPEARED IN SPARSE SPOTS AS CONTRAST TO THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD MINUS ONE PLOWED STREET JUST BEYOND MY SPLIT RAIL CEDAR COUNTRY STYLE FENCE.

IT MUST APPEAR TO THEM SKYWARD SIDE MUCH LIKE A AIRPORT LANDING STRIP BUT WITH THE DIFFERENT FOREIGN COLORS OF MY MORSALS INSTEAD OF THE BLUE LIGHTS, YET A CLEAR SIGNAL THAT ALL WAS SAFE TO LAND AND THE FREE SNACK BAR WAS OPEN FOR DAYTIME BUSINESS.

THIS 11 AM EVENT WAS FOLLOWING FOUR DAYS OF HIGH CRUEL WINDS AND THREE DIFFERENT SNOWFALLS ALL IN BLIZZARD LIKE TEMPO.

YES HIGH HARSH FRIZID ARCTIC TYPE GUESTS OF WINDS ON THE VERGE OF GAIL FORCE. MY BUDDIES WERE HUNGRY WITH THEIR BATTIERES OF LIFE RUN DOWN AND IN MUCH NEED OF BEING RECHARGED.

ENGERY USED TO COMBAT THE CRUEL ELEMENTS WAS CRITICAL AT SUCH TIME OF JUNCTURE AS LIKE A HOSPITAL DIETITIAN, MY MENU HAD BEEN WELL PLANNED THIS FINE SUN SHINEY TUESDAY MORNING.

FROM MY SUPER BOWL FEAST OF ROAST BEEF, CORN BEEF, FRESH DANISH HAM AND PROVOLINE CHEESE. I SELECTED EACH AND SOON FINELY DICED TO MAKE CONSUMPTION SWIFT, EASY AND EFFECTIVE FOR ALL FOUR OF THEM. ALSO THREE LARGE SLICES OF WHOLE WHEAT BREAD AGAIN DICES ALONG WITH FOUR SLICES OF WHITE HIGH GLUTON WHITE BREAD AS WELL.

AS ALWAYS MY HAND BROKEN PIECES OF ANIMAL CRACKERS TO OFFER THEM SOMETHING HARD TO CHEW OR TAKE LONGER TO DIGEST.
I HAD LEARNED THEY EAT AND COME BACK IN 60 TO 90 MINUTE CYCLES WHEN DIGESTIVE JUICES SIGNAL THEIR ALERT BRAINS.
THEIR IS AGAIN MORE ROOM IN THIER TUMMIES TO STORE MORE OF THESE WELCOMED AND NEEDED MORSALS.

WITH CRANBERRIES AND RAISENS ADDED AS A SPECIAL BONUS OF RICH HIGH STARCH SUGAR, THE TABLE WAS SET.

SUCH JOY TO SIT BACK AND WATCH NOT HUMANS BUT GODS TRUE INTENDED CREATURES LIVE LIFE OUT OF NECESSITY. FOR WHAT PURPOSE MATTERED NOT TO ME.... THIS WAS LIFE.............I WAS PART OF IT.. SO PROUD I WAS, SO PROUD I AM TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL DISTAND FRIEND THAT UNDERSTANDS AND SHARES WITH LOVE.

THEY ATE WELL AND WITH NO SNOW PREDICTED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, THIS BREAK IN NATURES CRUEL WINTER IS MOST NEEDED AND APPRECIATED. THEY HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO LAST UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING NOW.

OH I ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION.....................TEN MINUTES BEFORE THIS FEAST UNFOLDED. TWO OF THEM LANDED IN MY FRONT YARD TREE AND PERCHED FACING MY WINDOW. FOR TEN MINUTES I WAITED AND WATCHED, THEY JUST SAT FACING MY WINDOW WITH ME PERHAPS FIVE FEET BEHIND IT SITTING.............

THEN THEY FLEW AWAY ACROSS THE STREET AND NEIGHBORS YARD TO PERCH ATOP THE TALL HARDWOODS.... THEY HAD COME TO TELL ME THEY WERE HUNGRY, THEY DID NOT TRY TO LAND IN THE FOOT HIGH SNOW TO BLINDLY PECK ..THEY INSTEAD CAME TO ME.
A BONDING HAD TAKEN PLACE.

ONE I HAD SO STRONGLY HOPEDAND WAITED FOR SINCE LAST OCT..............THEY MADE ME UNDERSTAND..........AS IN PAJAMA BOTTOMS, I WENT OUT AND SHOVED THOSE ALLIES I HAD MENTIONED EARLIER IN THIS EMAIL.. THE PATH WAS SET AND THE TABLE WAS SERVED.IN MINUS 5 BELOW TEMPS.

FIVE MINUTES AFTER GOING INSIDE, THEIR LANDING TOOK PLACE........THERE WERE FOUR AND I REALIZED THAT THEY WERE PART OF THE BIG FLOCK THAT HAD SPLIT UP AND SPREAD OUT ALL AROUND AND IN LITTLETON........ONLY SO MUCH FEED COULD SUBSTAIN THEM AND THUS THIS WAS MY SMALL GROUP.. SOMETIMES EVERY THREE OR FOUR DAYS, OTHERS MIGHT SHOW UP FOR BRIEF PERIODS.

YES THAT MAJESTIC INTELLEGENT ANIMAL WAS PERHAPS THANKING ME FOR HIS AND HIS BROTHERS BOUNTY OF LIFE. I SIMPLY WAS JOY STRUCK.!



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SUPER BOWL 49 REVIEWED IN ALL OF ITS WONDERFUL GLORY, ACTION AND DRAMA
Posted:Feb 2, 2015 9:55 am
Last Updated:Feb 14, 2015 10:52 am
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due to one rude selfish bastard wiping out all of time consuming blogs today by posting a half dozen of his own to take so many off the posting board, this blog is being renewed so all readers have a fair chance.

It's hard to imagine after viewing last nights truly remarkable Super Bowl 49, that in general for the first dozen or so years, Super Bowls were found to be dull mismatched one sided affairs for the most part vastly Over Rated and Hyped beyond true merit! Few if any were close evenly matched teams with close competitive scores.

My have times changed since that very first Jan.16, 1967 Super Bowl One game when Vince Lombardi's National Football league Champ Packers easily defeated the American Football Leagues Champion the Kansas City Chief's to the tune of 35 to 10.

Yes back then 49 long years ago, Major League Baseball labeled America's pastime ruled the roost as America's favorite and most popular professional sport. In light of two wild card teams reaching this years so called Classic World Series this year, baseball has quickly fallen to its lowest level since the Infamous 1919 World Series Black Sox Scandal.

Instead of both the Senior Circuit National league having its sole regular season champion playing the American League regular season crown winner. this two team only world series Playoff has instead grown to include three regular season division winners in each league in addition to two wild card teams as well. In all 10 teams out of the thirty total, make post season play and can win the so called vaulted World Baseball
Crown!

Now about last nights game which held more storylines, drama, excitement, excellence, blunders, emotions and fan base interest than any in recent memory! A Hollywood script writer would be hard pressed to create a game to truly test the inner feelings of every loyal football fan across America or the world.

Here's the general run down in no specific order of endless amount of elements, surprises and happening both on and off of the field of play.
It involved those truly Hated New England Patriots with their very easy to dislike head coach Bill Belichick known for the breaking of league rules a decade ago called SPYGATE now involved in yet another conflict of the National Football leagues Code of Conduct.

This unproven yet declared by association of deflating footballs for future hall of fame Quarterback Tom Brady. Most of America deeply dislikes the Patriots for what they say is Spygate but in essence is the teams remarkable standard of excellence over the past 15 years.

While a few teams in sports history have put up amazing numbers for winning seasons in a row called sports dynasties, the emergence of the Salary Cap, free agency and stricter draft policies all drastic changes in the NFL have made the Patriot's record of winning almost impossible to comprehend!

Like the hated New York Yankees of major league baseball, the Boston Celtics basketball dynasty and the Montreal Canadians in hockey. the Pats bring a nation wide audience of those loving to see them beaten and to lose.

So with a week of DEFLATEGATE to fuel the media airways fires, and an upstart new Throne contender in the defending Super Bowl Champions the Seahawks of Seattle, the table was set in what promised to be by Las Vegas standards, as a EVEN PICKEM BETTING LINE.

I should mention here also, that the for the last three regular seasons in a row, coach Pete Carrols Seahawks have lead the National Football league in all total defense. That translates to fewest points allowed, fewest yards for game allowed, fewest passing yards by an opponent and fewest running yards allowed per game.

Add to this impressive stat, the fact they are fast, tall and mean with a hit hard and punish attitude few teams outside of the famous 1985 Chicigo Bears ever maintained.

The Patriots on the other hand were up amongst the leagues leaders in total offense yardage and points scored. With perhaps the greatest quarterback of all time (statistically for post season) a most interesting conflict was promised as the Hawks young upstart third year Quarterback Russell Wilson was Brady's rival in this winner takes the world crown showcase.

Yes Russell Wilson already had won the super bowl in just his second year in the league, His amazing ability to break down defenses with his God given ability to take off and run from the pocket was a rare and hard weapon to defend, His over 800 yards this past regular season (over 50 yards gained running a game) was unique for a quarterback who could also throw while on the run with both pinpoint accuracy while also putting mustard on the ball.

Add a host of football personalities from each teams rooster and the table was set for what was expected to be a very competitive and exciting duel out in Arizona! Hell even the Seahawks fine coach Pete Carroll was fired by Bob Kraft owner of the Pats and replaced with non other that the Patriots current coach in his 15th year, Bill Bellechick!

With a host of all pros on both sides of the field and a world wide 6:30 EST: kickoff time. this one held all the ear marks of a Game for the Ages as world wide, 300 million viewers set with food, beverage and remotes in hand sat back to watch.

What transpired was a genuine clinic on how the game of football has evolved over these past 95 years. The speed of the game, the size of the players, the complex elements of defense and offensive schemes and plays run. The rules, the game clock, and the coaching staff input with microphones to players helmets and the interactions between the officiating crew and coaching staff>

If you watched the game, there is little I can write here to further educate or inform you. It was a great game with two fine teams engaged in a very physical slugfest thrown in around each team going to its greatest strengths.

The Pats played a passing game once their big back proved to provide no impact or potential in running against the Hawks sturdy 7 man front. It was a passing game they employed. Short swift passes mostly of the four to seven yard range and avoiding the Hawks well vaulted with three all pro defensive backs.

Throw fast before Seattle's strong front four could get to Brady and sack him... On the other hand, the Seattle Offense except for two brief flashes, was stagnant and ineffective with one 80 yard five play drive in the final 40 seconds of the first half knotting the score at 14 points for each team at halftime.

The second half clearly showed a swing of effective times as the Hawks owned the third quarter jumping ahead by 10 points. In the forth quarter, Tom Brady with a degree of determination and pure guts and grid, used his five throwing targets to pure perfection as he lead a come from behind rally to gain the final outcome.

PATROITS 28...................................SEAHAWKS 24.............................

The final minute of the game unlike the Pats last two Super bowl losses to the NY Giants in a pair of last second heartbreaking losses, took a turn as a unexpected defensive stop and turnover sealed the game for the Pats as they stood for the third super bowl in a row to lose in heartbreak fashion.

Much will be discussed and written about Coach Carrols choice to call a pass play on second down with one time out left and the most effective short yardage back in the entire game of football Marcell Lynch (the beast) in the Hawks backfield licking his chops.

Yes public and professional opinion alike, will say he BLEW THE GAME instead of the PATS WON THE GAME.

But folks that is what makes sports so GREAT. The unknown, the unexpected and those magical times like Kirk Gibson on one leg hitting a pinch hit home run off of Dennis Eckersley the finest relief pitcher in all of baseball to lead the underdog Dodgers to the world series.

Or the Immaculate conception or in 1989. 250 to one underdog little known Buster Douglas knocking out the invincible undefeated most feared heavyweight champion Iron Mike Tyson.

Yes thank God all sporting events are played on a diamond, a field, a court or a rink and not on Paper..........This assures the fans have the honor of picking whom they favor and be able to root and hope...........
To this writer..................Winning is not everything, good competition and sportsmanship make sports great.

I would love to hear your views, comments, ideas and opinion on this or any other sports you might enjoy and care to talk about here if in the near future!.

Sincerely
Duh Storyteller..







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SUPER BOWL 49 REVIEWED IN ALL OF ITS WONDERFUL GLORY, ACTION AND DRAMA
Posted:Feb 1, 2015 11:23 pm
Last Updated:Feb 2, 2015 9:51 am
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It's hard to imagine after viewing last nights truly remarkable Super Bowl 49, that in general for the first dozen or so years, Super Bowls were found to be dull mismatched one sided affairs for the most part vastly Over Rated and Hyped beyond true merit! Few if any were close evenly matched teams with close competitive scores.

My have times changed since that very first Jan.16, 1967 Super Bowl One game when Vince Lombardi's National Football league Champ Packers easily defeated the American Football Leagues Champion the Kansas City Chief's to the tune of 35 to 10.

Yes back then 49 long years ago, Major League Baseball labeled America's pastime ruled the roost as America's favorite and most popular professional sport. In light of two wild card teams reaching this years so called Classic World Series this year, baseball has quickly fallen to its lowest level since the Infamous 1919 World Series Black Sox Scandal.

Instead of both the Senior Circuit National league having its sole regular season champion playing the American League regular season crown winner. this two team only world series Playoff has instead grown to include three regular season division winners in each league in addition to two wild card teams as well. In all 10 teams out of the thirty total, make post season play and can win the so called vaulted World Baseball
Crown!

Now about last nights game which held more storylines, drama, excitement, excellence, blunders, emotions and fan base interest than any in recent memory! A Hollywood script writer would be hard pressed to create a game to truly test the inner feelings of every loyal football fan across America or the world.

Here's the general run down in no specific order of endless amount of elements, surprises and happening both on and off of the field of play.
It involved those truly Hated New England Patriots with their very easy to dislike head coach Bill Belichick known for the breaking of league rules a decade ago called SPYGATE now involved in yet another conflict of the National Football leagues Code of Conduct.

This unproven yet declared by association of deflating footballs for future hall of fame Quarterback Tom Brady. Most of America deeply dislikes the Patriots for what they say is Spygate but in essence is the teams remarkable standard of excellence over the past 15 years.

While a few teams in sports history have put up amazing numbers for winning seasons in a row called sports dynasties, the emergence of the Salary Cap, free agency and stricter draft policies all drastic changes in the NFL have made the Patriot's record of winning almost impossible to comprehend!

Like the hated New York Yankees of major league baseball, the Boston Celtics basketball dynasty and the Montreal Canadians in hockey. the Pats bring a nation wide audience of those loving to see them beaten and to lose.

So with a week of DEFLATEGATE to fuel the media airways fires, and an upstart new Throne contender in the defending Super Bowl Champions the Seahawks of Seattle, the table was set in what promised to be by Las Vegas standards, as a EVEN PICKEM BETTING LINE.

I should mention here also, that the for the last three regular seasons in a row, coach Pete Carrols Seahawks have lead the National Football league in all total defense. That translates to fewest points allowed, fewest yards for game allowed, fewest passing yards by an opponent and fewest running yards allowed per game.

Add to this impressive stat, the fact they are fast, tall and mean with a hit hard and punish attitude few teams outside of the famous 1985 Chicigo Bears ever maintained.

The Patriots on the other hand were up amongst the leagues leaders in total offense yardage and points scored. With perhaps the greatest quarterback of all time (statistically for post season) a most interesting conflict was promised as the Hawks young upstart third year Quarterback Russell Wilson was Brady's rival in this winner takes the world crown showcase.

Yes Russell Wilson already had won the super bowl in just his second year in the league, His amazing ability to break down defenses with his God given ability to take off and run from the pocket was a rare and hard weapon to defend, His over 800 yards this past regular season (over 50 yards gained running a game) was unique for a quarterback who could also throw while on the run with both pinpoint accuracy while also putting mustard on the ball.

Add a host of football personalities from each teams rooster and the table was set for what was expected to be a very competitive and exciting duel out in Arizona! Hell even the Seahawks fine coach Pete Carroll was fired by Bob Kraft owner of the Pats and replaced with non other that the Patriots current coach in his 15th year, Bill Bellechick!

With a host of all pros on both sides of the field and a world wide 6:30 EST: kickoff time. this one held all the ear marks of a Game for the Ages as world wide, 300 million viewers set with food, beverage and remotes in hand sat back to watch.

What transpired was a genuine clinic on how the game of football has evolved over these past 95 years. The speed of the game, the size of the players, the complex elements of defense and offensive schemes and plays run. The rules, the game clock, and the coaching staff input with microphones to players helmets and the interactions between the officiating crew and coaching staff>

If you watched the game, there is little I can write here to further educate or inform you. It was a great game with two fine teams engaged in a very physical slugfest thrown in around each team going to its greatest strengths.

The Pats played a passing game once their big back proved to provide no impact or potential in running against the Hawks sturdy 7 man front. It was a passing game they employed. Short swift passes mostly of the four to seven yard range and avoiding the Hawks well vaulted with three all pro defensive backs.

Throw fast before Seattle's strong front four could get to Brady and sack him... On the other hand, the Seattle Offense except for two brief flashes, was stagnant and ineffective with one 80 yard five play drive in the final 40 seconds of the first half knotting the score at 14 points for each team at halftime.

The second half clearly showed a swing of effective times as the Hawks owned the third quarter jumping ahead by 10 points. In the forth quarter, Tom Brady with a degree of determination and pure guts and grid, used his five throwing targets to pure perfection as he lead a come from behind rally to gain the final outcome.

PATROITS 28...................................SEAHAWKS 24.............................

The final minute of the game unlike the Pats last two Super bowl losses to the NY Giants in a pair of last second heartbreaking losses, took a turn as a unexpected defensive stop and turnover sealed the game for the Pats as they stood for the third super bowl in a row to lose in heartbreak fashion.

Much will be discussed and written about Coach Carrols choice to call a pass play on second down with one time out left and the most effective short yardage back in the entire game of football Marcell Lynch (the beast) in the Hawks backfield licking his chops.

Yes public and professional opinion alike, will say he BLEW THE GAME instead of the PATS WON THE GAME.

But folks that is what makes sports so GREAT. The unknown, the unexpected and those magical times like Kirk Gibson on one leg hitting a pinch hit home run off of Dennis Eckersley the finest relief pitcher in all of baseball to lead the underdog Dodgers to the world series.

Or the Immaculate conception or in 1989. 250 to one underdog little known Buster Douglas knocking out the invincible undefeated most feared heavyweight champion Iron Mike Tyson.

Yes thank God all sporting events are played on a diamond, a field, a court or a rink and not on Paper..........This assures the fans have the honor of picking whom they favor and be able to root and hope...........
To this writer..................Winning is not everything, good competition and sportsmanship make sports great.

I would love to hear your views, comments, ideas and opinion on this or any other sports you might enjoy and care to talk about here if in the near future!.

Sincerely
Duh Storyteller..







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WELCOME TO MY PRIVATE WORLD OF CREATED STORIES AND POEMS
Posted:May 21, 2014 6:28 pm
Last Updated:Dec 31, 2014 10:55 pm
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I will start out with one I named

AMERICA STANDING TALL AND PROUD

SIXTEEN PRIME MANHATTAN ACRES,
YET TWO VERY SEPERATE PLOTS

ONE BUILT UPON FOR 35 GREAT YEARS
THE OTHER MOST CERTAINLY NOT

MAJESTIC SIDE BY SIDE TWIN TOWERS
REACHING SKYWARD PROUD AND TALL

WHOM EVER COULD HAVE BEGUN TO IMAGINE
THAT ONE FATEFUL DAY, BOTH WOULD SURELY FALL

GIVEN THERE VERY OWN ZIP CODE
WHICH SIMPLY READ NYC 10048

60 WORKERS DIED IN BUILDING THEM
JUST NORMAL RISKY HIGH RISE FATE

WHO EVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED
OVER 3,000 MORE PEOPLE WOULD PERISH

THAT 9/11 DAY OF COWARDLY TERRORISTS ACTS
DESTROYING WHAT AMERICA SO DEARLY CHERISHED

343 GALLANT NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS
BRAVING ALL THE RISKS AND THE FLAMES

THEY TOOK TO UPPER LEVEL STAIRWELLS
THAT BROUGHT BIN LADEN INSTANT FAME

YES IT WAS INDEED A STORIED DAY
MIXED WITH COWARDS AND TRUE HERO'S

THAT SEPTEMBER MORNING WHEN WITHOUT WARNING
THE COLLASPE OF BOTH CAME AT GROUND ZERO

BUT FROM ASHES SOMETIMES RISES
GREAT HOPES TO START ANEW

WHILE THIS MAJOR BATTLE WAS CERTAINLY LOST
THE TERRORIST WAR WAS NOT QUITE THROUGH

SO THE NEW FREEDOM TOWER PLANS
WERE UNVEILED JULY 4TH OF 2004

AMENDED IN 2006 FOR BETTER CAUSE
WAS ONE WORLD TRADE, WITH ITS 108 NEW FLOOR’S

A MARVAL OF MODERN ENGINEERING
TRULY AN UNIMAGINABLE FEAT

ITS SPIRE WOULD REACH UP SKYWARD
TO MEASURE EXACTLY, 1776 PATRIOTIC FEET.

WHILE COMPLETION IS YET A FEW YEARS AWAY
BEFORE OLD GLORY WILL BE PROUDLY FLOWN

SYMBOLISTIC OF UNDYING FREEDOM AND COURAGE
THAT AMERICA'S CHILDREN HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN!

DUH STORYTELLER (2001) revised in March of 2011

(some 30 months before the new Dedication Day)

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