From a first time blogger, thoughts about life from an American missionary now living in the US after years in Russia and doing a lot of back and forth. Family stuff, Christian content, sports innuendo and lots of quotes from good books.

Friday, August 31, 2007

I Rest My Case

David Beckham is out...again...with another injury...and will miss the rest of his (y a w n) first partial season in the MLS. Glad his "pay me a ton for 23 minutes of a season played" contract is guarenteed. I'd hate for him to have gone through all of this and not netted some coin.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wise Word of the Day

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind, don't matter and those who matter, don't mind"

--Dr. Seuss

If Dr. Seuss said's gotta be true, right?


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

More of my girls!

Traci and Anna! Two Browne ladies are better than one.

The 59 Year old Linebacker!

ALPINE, Texas -- Mike Flynt was drinking beer and swapping stories with some old football buddies a few months ago when he brought up the biggest regret of his life: Getting kicked off the college team before his senior year.
One of his pals asked why he didn't do something about it? So Flynt started a comeback -- at age 59.

Flynt has returned to Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, 37 years after he left -- and six years before he goes on Medicare. And, he's has made the roster of the Division III Lobos and could be in action as soon as Sept. 1.

Flynt enrolled in graduate school so he can take advantage of his final semester of Division III eligibility.

Flynt is giving new meaning to being a college senior. After all, he's a grandfather. He's eight years older than his coach and has two kids older than any of his teammates. His youngest child just started at the University of Tennessee.

Flynt's position is still being determined, but he used to play linebacker. Wherever he lines up, just getting into a game likely will make him the oldest player in college football history. Neither the NCAA or NAIA keeps such a statistic, but research hasn't turned up anyone older than mid-40s.

And with around 200 pounds on a 5-10 frame, about the only visible difference from his playing days is a shaved head. He's in tremendous shape for his age because he's made a living out of working out.

A longtime strength and conditioning coach at Nebraska, Oregon and Texas A&M, Flynt has spent the last several years selling the Powerbase training system he invented. He recently taught it to some of the military's special operations forces, keeping up with them in their workouts.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

My Girl Is A Growin'

Here's Anna Grace. She'll be 3 months in 1 week. I think she's beautiful. You?
I've been a week to Russia which was not easy remembering this little one was waiting for me back home. Thankfully, she did not change much while I was gone. She just got a little cuter but that's ok.