Coming Full Circle

Coming Full Circle

020 - After a hectic beginning to the school year, I find myself enjoying a long overdue weekend retreat with my family.  We have come out to Martha’s Vineyard, the spiritual home of fantasy curling bloggers.  It was here, while vacationing with my family this summer, that the Blank End was born.  I struck upon the idea of doing some fantasy curling, setup the basic infrastructure of the website, authored the first blog post, and stayed up to 2:00am making my first few hundred picks.

I find it wonderfully appropriate that I am back here as everything in the fantasy curling world seems to be coming together.  After weeks of struggling to get all of my picks counted and hours of “work” acknowledged, I seem to have accidentally stumbled upon the solution.  (More about that in a future post.)  Ten weeks into this season, I finally feel like I can be competitive.

With that peace of mind, I can now kick back and enjoy this beautiful weekend.  I can wake  before the rest of my family, revel in the morning sun reflecting off the ocean waves, bid a good day to the cows in the pasture, and catch up on some podcast episodes that have been piling up on my phone.

Nobody should be surprised to learn that this morning, the Stonecast podcast was the first one I played.  I grinned when I heard Kris read an excerpt from one of my blog posts.  (2:44 mark)

Kris, it sounds much better coming from you, than when I try to read those words aloud.  Maybe I should take more time to slow down and enjoy life at a 1.0x pace.

Thank you to all who read and support my work.  It has been a lot of fun for me, and it is nice to get a chance to look back on these past few months.  Now it's time to get back to my conversation with the cows. I am curious about their opinions regarding border walls.


Image Credits

Screen capture from CurlingZone

I took the pictures this morning.

 

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