Stories Of Americans Passionately At Play

"Sport, at its best, at its most human, is able to inspire an innocence and joy that is unique to each of us."
~ Richard Corman ~

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For Those That Like Their Baseball Unpedigreed

Fall has arrived. The days are growing shorter. Leaves are preparing to unhinge themselves from their moorings, thus completing their evolution from green and shady…to breathtakingly colorful…to some poor slob’s yardwork. It’s the annual pageant of autumn. Every four years, … Read More »


Strange Formations of Ducks Appear on Horizon

Don’t look now, but a new breed of duck appears to be gaining a (web)foot-hold in Southern California–and beyond. And this breed displays behavioral characteristics not seen in the species in quite some time. Some experts are calling recent activity … Read More »

The Biggest Super Bowl Underdog. Ever.

It’s finally here: Super Bowl L, which at first glance seems smaller than Super Bowl XL…but bigger than Super Bowl M, tentatively scheduled for February of 2967. If the Super Bowl franchise does indeed last for 1,000 years, it’s unlikely … Read More »

How Women Think?

Wandering around the Internet recently, I came across a sports blog that promoted itself as new and unique in that all of its contributors would be women. It promised a pure, unadulterated female viewpoint on sports. Now, having worked for … Read More »

Millennials, Mathematics & More

Something interesting happened to me the other day in the stock photography aisle of the Adobe Cloud. What? You mean you don’t hang out there from time to time? Anyway, I was looking for images to supplement a story on … Read More »

Empty courts await action at the 2015 AVP Manhattan Beach Open

The Volleyball Diaries

Long a staple of gym classes and rec centers, volleyball is a sport we’ve all played at one time or another. But not like this. As chronicled here, volleyball is a cultural sensation unto itself, having spilled out of indoor courts onto the sand—and into the national consciousness. Read More »