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2006

July

  • Another year, another disappointing England performance

    I checked the blog entry I wrote after the European Championship a couple of years ago, and damn it’s happened again:

    It seems my adult life has been punctuated by the England football team losing on penalties in important competitions. We think it suits us, that were dogged and sturdy, but I think it just lets us off the hook.

    Its as if, if we really tried and went all out for a win, and believed we could do it, and then failed, that would be much worse. Because wed put everything into winning, and come up short.

  • Ride ‘em Cowboy

    So the last post was about a jazz concert by an Englishman. This time it’s something more local - the Rodeo de Santa Fe. Since Marci’s architectural education took place at a university with a big ag school component, and I lived 18 months in Kansas, it shouldn’t really have take so long for her to take me to the rodeo. But I guess we were a bit busy this time last year.

    The rodeo sits in its own grounds out on what used to be the edge of town, but it’s now been overtaken by low brown sprawl. But once you’re sitting in the old-fashioned grandstand with some lemonade (with real lemons in it) and a quesadilla, you forget you’re in the 21st century.