Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope springs eternal. Last Saturday I watched the Kentucky Derby with great anticipation. There were a number of strong horses running. With twenty horses in the field it could be anyone’s race. But I didn’t see any hope for a Triple Crown winner this year. Well, the eventual winner, Barbaro, ran off with a six length win. The accounts in the newspaper tell me that there hasn’t been that big a win since Assault won the Derby in 1946 by eight lengths. So maybe there could be a Triple Crown winner this year. But it looked that way for the last two years. The three races are grueling on a three-year-old horse, not only the distances but the time between races. Three races in a five week period. Only time will tell, but I’ll have my eyes glued to the tube for the next two races. Maybe Barbaro won’t win the next two races. But his victory in the Derby was a marvel to watch.


Blogger adamosf said...

Frank, where have you been for the past two weeks? Are you all right?

4:19 PM  

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