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A beautiful day here in Central Texas, and a much better day all around.
I knew it would get better.
Work was smooth and easy, and the nice Mr. Clark was in attendance pretty much all day today. It's teacher appreciation week, or some such nonsense, and tomorrow they're serving us some kind of sandwiches for lunch. Things like this are always a gamble. To bring a lunch or not bring a lunch -- that is the question. I figure the sandwiches are going to be pretty good, so I'm going to take a chance on starving for the day, if things don't go well.
With only 30 minutes for lunch, there's no time to make a mad dash somewhere if the sandwiches suck, so it's a bit of a roll of the dice.
Meanwhile, in the news today.
Another of my sports heroes is Kareem Abdul Jabbar, also known as Lew Alcindor, considered by some to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Hard to argue with that. Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Michael Cooper, Kurt Rambus. Man, those were the days, my friend. Are there teams like that anymore? Magic Johnson and the L.A. Lakers against Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics. Kevin McHale, Dennis Johnson, Robert Parish, Danny Ainge. Charles Barkley, Dennis Rodman, Isaiah Thomas. The NBA will never be like that again. I don't even watch it.
Jabbar was in the news today, and I was really proud to read his comments about Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, who is in all kinds of trouble and will probably be forced to sell his team because of comments he made that were recorded and made public by a scorned gold-digging girlfriend.
I haven't always agreed with things Jabbar has said and done over the years, but in this case, he says that Sterling should indeed lose his franchise for the negative comments he made about black people, but he also thinks the whole thing is an invasion of privacy.
I agree wholeheartedly.
Sterling didn't say the things he said during an interview with some newspaper, radio or TV station. It was supposed to be a private conversation.
Meanwhile, it's warm, there's a nice breeze blowing in through the back screen door, and the birds are chirping outside. Five days until golf ...
Ciao, y'all ...
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