August 2006

Happenings30 Aug 2006 08:50 am

Doxia and I had the privilege of attending this week’s opening ceremonies at the US Open where the complex in Flushing Meadows was renamed USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The featured match of the night session was Andre Agassi’s first round match against Andre Pavel. Pavel played well, but Agassi wore him down and 3 and a half hours later, closed it out in the 4th set.


Happenings30 Aug 2006 08:15 am

A few photos from our recent vacation on OBX.

Happenings26 Aug 2006 04:53 pm

We stopped in Baltimore on our way back to NYC from NC to break up the drive. Traffic was awful, but that’s another story. Luckily we arrived just in time to catch an Orioles game. A Saturday game in late August against Tampa Bay isn’t exactly a sell-out kind of affair. 15 minutes before first pitch, we asked the box office for the best seats available. Here’s what they gave us. By the way, everything you’ve heard about Camden Yards being a beautiful stadium is true – what a wonderful baseball facility!


Happenings20 Aug 2006 08:43 am

One of the side-effects of running off to Vegas to get married is that our parents hadn’t met each other. Finally, introductions were made at my parents home in Virginia.


Kayak16 Aug 2006 07:15 am

I recently compiled a series of thoughts on minimizing the risks of leading a group through a surf landing under the cover of darkness. I don’t pretend to be an expert or have any particular depth of experience in this area, but I’ve found very little written on the topic. If someone has come across literature on the subject, please point me in the right direction.


AKT and Kayak and Kayak Log01 Aug 2006 11:02 pm

An eventful couple of days on the water in Rhode Island, including a night navigation and surf landing. Many lessons learned. I’ve posted a few photos.