Amoeba Contact Improv Video
Mar21

Amoeba Contact Improv Video

From about 2012

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High School Memory #2

The 50 year reunion (Class of 1968) is coming up for my two high schools, Malcolm Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls (I was there K-10) and Lincoln HS in Des Moines (11th and 12th grade). I’ll be attending both reunions, the CF one in June, and the DM one in September. The latter group asked for story submissions from back in the day, so I wrote this up as the another one of several stories I hope to send. I went out for...

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High School Memory #1

The 50 year reunion (Class of 1968) is coming up for my two high schools, Malcolm Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls (I was there K-10) and Lincoln HS in Des Moines (11th and 12th grade). I’ll be attending both reunions, the CF one in June, and the DM one in September. The latter group asked for story submissions from back in the day, so I wrote this up as the first of several stories I hope to send. The ’68 tennis...

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New Pickleball terminology –  the Flick
Mar17

New Pickleball terminology – the Flick

Every sport has it’s terminology, and pickleball is right there with a bunch of terms, punch volley, dink, third shot drop, etc. You may think that our PB predecessors have it all covered term-wise, but the fact is that there is still a little wiggle room to name things here and there. Pickleball is perhaps especially vulnerable to new coinages since the origin of the name of the game itself was a bit frivolous, and in many...

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Shoes for Pickleball
Mar16

Shoes for Pickleball

I’ve had a few people ask me about shoes for pickleball. The main thing to consider is that you should get tennis shoes or what are sometimes called cross-trainers. Scheel’s in Iowa City has a few, but there are many online, e.g- at Amazon Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Wilson, all good Here’s  list of pricy ones: https://www.si.com/edge/best-mens-tennis-shoes I have the Adidas Barricades. They come in many colors, not...

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