Friday, May 27, 2011

Show Your Thanks to World War II Vets by Watching This 2-min Video

My father Alan -- like many veterans -- never talked about WWII, except for one or two humorous incidents. Passing away at age 63, he was decades from being able to visit the memorial. My godfather George however, still meets regularly with his buddies from the the 10th Mountain Division. I was named Norman after a mutual friend of my father and godfather -- who died while serving in Italy during the war.

Watch the video here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bob Dylan: To my fans and followers

Bob Dylan has written a letter to his fans (first one I recall in his almost 70 years), about the 'controversy' surrounding his trip to China and the reports that he accepted censorship of some of his songs. Read it here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Loosening China’s Grip on Table Tennis

Published: May 13, 2011
As players of Chinese ethnicity continue to dominate, the sport’s governing body recently changed its rules to make it harder for players to represent other countries after relocating.

It's always good to see coverage of table tennis. There are lots of familiar names in this article for me, including David Zhuang, who was my coach prior to the '92 Paralympic Games.

Monday, May 02, 2011