Monday, May 27, 2013

Get in the hole...

The best part about rain storms on a golf course is that after all subsequent rounds are cancelled, Jozy gets to take to the tee box and play a bit of dogobie. This is one happy dog who does some good work on and off the fairway. Tough to see this in the distance but I think you can tell that she grabs this one in flight for sure.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Early morning on a back porch reading a book, coffee, birds singing in the background punctuated by the sound of impact, club head to ball, followed by scattered curse words of frustrated golfers, cart motors puttering, echoed by gravity and divots. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Paulo Coelho - The Pilgrimage

A parable related to finding your own path, a journey that encourages you to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, a book that makes me want to throw on a backpack, leave it all behind, become a pilgrim and a poet. A dangerous read for that alone.

"....wisdom has value only if it helps us to overcome some obstacle. A hammer would make no sense in the world if there were not nails to be driven. And even given the existence of nails, the hammer would be useless if it only thought 'I can drive those nails with two blows.' The hammer has to act. To put itself into the hands of the carpenter and to be used in its proper function." - Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

Monday, May 13, 2013

Smokin' Guns and Other Clues

1.      New Lover  ~  Josh Ritter
2.      Day Dreams  ~  Midi Matilda
3.      From California  ~  The New Amsterdams
4.      Red Hands  ~  Walk Off the Earth
5.      Green Garden  ~  Laura Mvula
6.      Fur Coat Blues  ~  Jamestown Revival
7.     Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)  ~  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
8.      Iron  ~  Woodkid
9.      Grace for Saints and Ramblers  ~  Iron & Wine
10.   Trouble Town  ~  Jake Bugg
11.   You Should've Seen the Other Guy  ~  Nathaniel Rateliff
12.   Ordinary Fool  ~  Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
13.   Chez Keith Et Anita  ~  Carla Bruni
14.   Heart's Ease  ~  Josh Ritter
15.   Two Fingers  ~  Jake Bugg
16.   What Would I Do Without You  ~  Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
17.   How'm I Gonna Get Back Home  ~  He's My Brother She's My Sister
18.   Safety Rope  ~  Mick Flannery
19.   Trojans  ~  Atlas Genius
20.   She  ~  Laura Mvula
21.   Bleeding Out  ~  Imagine Dragons
22.   Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)  ~  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Sunday, May 05, 2013

When you are moving toward an objective...

"When you are moving toward an objective it is very important to pay attention to the road. It is the road that teaches us the best way to get there, and the road enriches us as we walk its length."

The Pilgrimage - Paulo Coelho

Saturday, May 04, 2013

The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver

I'm guessing that this is probably one of the more "dense" books that I will read this year in that it drifts a bit further into statistical theory then I would have thought i would typically enjoy. In the end though, I have to say that Nate Silver does a really good job of taking the topic of predictions and statistical theory and making it accessible through a slew of interesting examples such as baseball, earthquakes, weather forecasting, climate change and terrorism. Silver is the author of the NYT blog FiveThirtyEight, was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2009 and in the 2012 presidential election he correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states. He didn't do so bad in 2008 either, predicting 49 out of 50 states correctly as well as predicting 100% of the senate races. The man knows his stuff.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Simple Pleasures

Back home and basking in some simple pleasures. Travel can be a burden sometimes but it also reinforces what you should truly appreciate.