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May 13, 2011

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January 21, 2011

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Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
As I drove my ancient chariot across town today, I came to a realization so simple, even I managed to figure out what to do with the content of this site. I even figured out how to deal with the subscription format. Check this out:

>> I will post everything on the Free Content side of this site, so there's no need to bother with registering for a subscription. Just go to "Free Content" (at the left) and you'll see my stuff.

>> What, exactly, is this "stuff"? Well, it's going to be photos, links to videos (I've got more than 160 on YouTube now since the start of the 2010 fall season), and blog posts that will tend to be on the longer side. Apparently, that's what readers want. (The short stuff can go to Twitter, I hear.) So you'll get plenty of content through my near-sided eyes.

>> That's all? Well, the written content will be candid and straightforward. I won't hold back. Never have, never will. I am an optimist at heart, but a skeptic when it comes to some of the issues in high school sports and our world in general. Does that make me a paradox or a hypocrite? No. I'll speak my mind and hopefully many of you will have better ideas and solutions.

>> Now, if, and I mean this is a big, big IF, you feel sorry for ol' Pupule Paul, who pays tens of dollars to keep this site going (server space is not free) every month, then feel absolutely free (no pun intended) to donate -- yes, DONATE -- a few bucks for a month now and then. One way to do this is to subscribe for one month only. If you change your mind, of course, I'll refund you. But I could use a few bucks to help cover expenses. Besides, I have choke photos to load up, stuff going back to August.

As always, feel free to send your questions to me. I'm thinking of opening up one of the forums for the first time in a few years. Dealing with spammers is a major issue, so I'll explore some solutions, but getting some fluid dialogue going between those of us who are lifelong high school sports fans is something I'd enjoy, and you might, too.

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January 14, 2011

Friday, Jan. 14, 2011
First, Happy New Year! I haven't been here in ages. You and I have probably collected at least a few dozen more gray hairs since my last entry. But this isn't about hair. It's about this site.

October 22, 2010

Friday, Oct. 22
No upset specials, really ... and UH experiences altitude, uh, challenges.

October 20, 2010

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
Some funny stuff from a documentary airing on PBS this week, "Parking Lot Movie." It's not just about parking cars. It's about class warfare, overeducated parking lot attendants and paying for space.

October 15, 2010

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
A look at this weekend's matchups

October 12, 2010

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2010

About 5-0 ...

October 8, 2010

Friday, Oct. 8
Final week of OIA Red regular-season play is usually interesting.

... If you are subscribing to this blog, please understand that it is not what it was. Hasn't been for a long time, really.

[ Free Content - Stuff for everyone, because Paul's a nice guy. ]

October 31, 2012

Oct. 30, 2012
I know it's sensible to have a 4-out Princeton offense if you're the Lakers.

June 4, 2012

The Dictator and Bernie. There's something to like about Dictator, more to like about Bernie.

April 16, 2012

FULL STORY | Posted at 2:42 AM
March 7, 2012

I'm no mathematician, though I did enjoy some math classes in school. I'm a small-scale user of arithmetic, whether it's pronounced ah-rith-muh-tik or ar-rith-maah-tik. Math is part of my job, as it is for anyone who covers sports for a living. Simple for the most part and when it gets beyond that, I trust a calculator to figure out the ERA of an ace pitcher.

But there are times when I simply wonder if the world just doesn't know how to add or subtract anymore.

FULL STORY | Posted at 2:15 PM
November 25, 2011

Nov. 25, 2011
In the busyness of everyday life, who really knows whether our life is the gooey, stinky, but tasty and cheesy part ... or if it's the holes in that block of cheese, the airy, ethereal area that lets us breathe, while simultaneously giving our feet nothing to stand on.

FULL STORY | Posted at 1:52 AM