Category Archives: World at large

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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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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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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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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From the archive — Eyes on iPhone: North state dials up new device in droves

The first incarnation of the Apple iPhone was formally released 10 years ago on June 29, 2007. Here’s what I wrote for the Enterprise-Record, published the following day. After months of waiting through countless Internet discussions and tempting commercials, scores … Continue reading

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10+1 images from my first year back in Utah

At the end of May, I marked the first anniversary of my returning to Utah. To celebrate the occasion, I reviewed the photos I took from the past 365 days and picked ten that highlighted some of the fun activities … Continue reading

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UCSD basketball outdraws some Division I schools

UCSD’s average attendance is around 250 out of 5000 seats — trising on The Big West Boards The UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program faces a key date this month, as the Big West Conference leadership is supposed to consider whether … Continue reading

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The20: Fight on with mighty Triton spirit – Part I

I’ve been a pretty vocal opponent to the possibility of UC San Diego moving to Division I. Despite my past reservations about D-I (which seems highly likely at this point), it was a total blast to once more cheer on … Continue reading

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