Author Archives: keithbell

Four world champs. Really?

I’ve been glued to watching the swimming at the Olympics. Great stuff, especially since I can record it and not have to watch the commercials or not-sports, i.e. performing arts. I did watch a couple of minutes of gymnastics and … Continue reading

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Frightening State of the Economy

Yesterday, I went up my driveway to my mailbox to retrieve the mail.  In the mailbox were two items: a magazine and an unsolicited advertisement for a consignment store. The consignment store advertised: Authenticated Luxury Consignment: Women’s & Men’s Luxury … Continue reading

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Kissing your sister can be warm and caring, but generally, it’s not exciting.

Unfortunately, we don’t have much history in our sport.  Heck, now that Michael Phelps has arrived, few will remember what Mark Spitz did, let alone Johnny Weismueller (well, maybe as Tarzan), Tracy Caulkins, or Helene Madson, not to mention Bill … Continue reading

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Looking at powerless mornings or I need my strength

Sandy, as well as all other U.S. Olympians, received an offer in the mail for a deeply discounted, Hilton Suite Dreams Plush Mattress made by Serta. It just so happens that we need a new bed. But, we weren’t interested … Continue reading

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Moderate 3,000 yd practice

When I used to Blog for the Austin American Statesman, I regularly posted practices. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of requests for practices. So, here’s one I hope you’ll enjoy. Wm up: 600 (200 free, 200 free drill [2 … Continue reading

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Diminishing Performance

Okay, it was almost three weeks ago that I read it, but maybe it has taken me this long to comment on it because of how shockingly inane it is.  I came very close to immediately canceling my subscription. It … Continue reading

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Reflecting on FINA World Championships

I enjoyed watching some great swimming from the FINA World Championships. But, I still struggle with what I think about the whole thing. I marvel at how big, powerful, and well-trained are most of these world-class swimmers, but I must … Continue reading

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