Category Archives: January 2007

Just Not Cricket!

Bill Bryson wrote my favorite quote about cricket: “It is not true that the English invented cricket as a way of making all other human endeavors look interesting. That. was merely an unintended side effect”1. Had he met him, Bill would have enjoyed the company of another of my favorite authors, Douglas Adams. Doug put his dim view of cricket rather more succinctly; it is, he said, “an incomprehensibly dull and pointless game”2. They are great writers both, yet on … Continue reading

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Bad Konigshofen Family Aquatic Center

The bond was passed and the direction for the building of the pool came down from city administrators. “Complement, don’t duplicate the existing aquatic centers, attract the teen market without alienating families, and pay homage to our sister city.” As a point of reference, Arlington, Texas’ sister city is Bad Konigshofen, Germany. It was a tall order to fill, but Park Director Pete Jamieson, city staff and talented contractors rose to the challenge. Design and build contracts were awarded to … Continue reading

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Wedding Vows

On Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, Maxim Kniazkov, writer/contributor to the Yahoo! Web site, reported the following: “It is by no means dead, but for the first time, a new survey has shown that traditional marriage has ceased to be the preferred living arrangement in the majority of U.S. households. The shift, reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in its 2005 American Community Survey, could herald a sea of change in every facet of American life–from family law to national politics … Continue reading

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