will be out of connections for a week or so. I am headed to Colorado with the wife to get
her some recommended specialized medical treatments.Or maybe I can occasionally check in on a
motel computer.Anyone know of any good
used bookstores in Denver?In any case I
wanted to throw out a few random thoughts that have been agitating my aging
brain cells and see if any of you all have some of that bartending wisdom to
set me on the right bearing.What got me
thinking on these was an article in the latest edition of the VFW ragazine – don’t puke Jim.
modern Olympics are a long way from the 7th and 8th century BC variety.Back in the day, the sporting events were more
attuned to training for war - the hoplitodromia (a steeplechase type footrace
in helmet and bronze shinguards while carrying shield) and the pankration (a no-holds-barred
wrestling/boxing/savate/judo hand-to-hand combat).A few of the old ones still persist in modern
form - javelin throwing, and the archaic Greek field artillery of discus and
shotput.Were those ancient games a way
the city states tried to do away with actual war between Greeks (while still
practicing for foreign wars)?Wikipedia seems
to give more of a religious and political origin for the games, but I question
sports serve a useful purpose in military training? Of course, even golf I say!By that question I meant outside of plain old fashioned physical
conditioning (there is areport out
lately that the vast majority of our nation’s youth is too obese to be accepted
into military service).
do great athletes make for a great military?No IMHO, maybe only in Schwarzenegger’s dreams.