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Ryan is living every week like it's Shark Week.

Flashback Fourth – Check out my July 4 ‘Evening Jazz’ from 2014

Many of you may know that I was a volunteer disc jockey for North State Public Radio for about eight years. From 2008 to April 2016, I was one of a rotating set of hosts for “Evening Jazz” (most often … Continue reading

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‘New’ CurlingZone doc ‘Anything is Possible’ to debut July 4 on YouTube

I first posted this on r/curling on July 4, 2020. CurlingZone is debuting a documentary “Anything is Possible - An American Curling Story” on YouTube at 6 p.m. ET tonight (July 4). https://youtu.be/RqeBwXAf0Lc By all appearances, this looks like it might … Continue reading

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Winter Olympics – Curling replays

This is a re-creation of pages previously hosted by the World Curling Federation linking to replays of curling games from the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. The replays are hosted on OlympicChannel.com, as of this writing. One of the great … Continue reading

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Curling, Year 3 — Winning my first game as skip

The winter season of my third year of curling is winding down. We’re heading into the playoffs today, and I’m happy that I helped get our team on its best possible footing by winning my first game as a skip … Continue reading

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Getting my first pair of shoes at the Continental Cup

A lot of people new to the sport of curling often ask if it’s expensive to participate in. Thankfully, the answer is no for the individual curler. In a lot of ways, getting into curling is like going to the … Continue reading

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Getting the joke at the Continental Cup

Watching curling in person can be a unique experience, especially at this weekend’s Continental Cup in Las Vegas. Watching with several thousand enthusiastic fans who are knowledgeable about the game really takes it up the next level. Watching curling in … Continue reading

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Watching the world’s best curlers in Las Vegas

Today is the first day of the 2019 Continental Cup of Curling at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. If you haven’t seen this event before, I would say it’s well worth your time if you’re a fan of the … Continue reading

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On ‘The Good Place,’ Michael is failing his ethics test

So, this post contains spoilers about the TV series “The Good Place” through the episode that aired Oct. 11. It will also discuss elements of the show from past episodes, so caveat emptor. One thing stuck with me at the … Continue reading

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Back in the hack for year 3 of curling

I started my third full year in curling two weeks ago at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. It was great to get back to a sport that I’ve come to enjoy over the past two years. Considering that my … Continue reading

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A comment on commenting systems, specifically Kinja

It seems like there are very few good commenting systems on the Internet. Based on my experience, the free or low-cost services can be very barebones, sluggish or just a pain to use (I guess you get what you pay … Continue reading

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