March 2, 2020
Tip of the Week
Drill the Fundamentals and the Specifics.
Santa Monica and the US Olympic Trials
I spent the last five days here in Santa Monica, California, doing coverage of the US Olympic Trials - 16 articles in all. See links below or visit the USATT News page. I flew in last Monday night (Feb. 24), and did sightseeing in LA and Hollywood for two days, did four days of coverage, and now I've got two more days of sightseeing before I fly home Tuesday night on an 11PM flight. So far I've visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Pier, Hard Rock Café, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Guinness Book of Records, Hollywood Wax Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and did the Paramount Pictures tour. Today I'm visiting the LA Zoo and the Natural History Museum of LA County. Tuesday I'm taking the Universal Studios tour and theme park.
Had a great four days working with the USATT and US Trials Staff, the players, and with master photographer Bruce Liu! Here's a picture of us at work (here's the non-Facebook version) - but if he's in the picture, who's taking the picture? (Thank you, Kathleen!)
So just a short blog today. I'll be back next Monday. But here are direct links to all 16 of the articles I wrote on the Trials - find out who made the US Olympic Team! Plus a few items below that.
2020 US Olympic Trials Articles
- Women's Stage 2: Final Three Rounds
- Men's Stage 2: Final Three Rounds
- The Staff
- Women's Saturday Night Matches
- Men's Saturday Night Matches
- Women's Stage 1: Rounds 5 and 6
- Men's Stage 1: Rounds 5 and 6
- Women's Stage 1: Rounds 3 and 4
- Men's Stage 1: Rounds 3 and 4
- Women's Stage 1: Rounds 1 and 2
- Men's Stage 1: Rounds 1 and 2
- Men's Qualifier
- Women's Qualifier
- Men's Preliminaries - and Dan vs Chi Sun, WOW!!!
- The Old Guard
- What's Going to Happen
Happy Birthday Ping Pong Song
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Non-Table Tennis - New SF Story!
The new issue of Galaxy's Edge has my story, "Blood Wars." While I called it a "SF" story above, it's really a mix of SF and fantasy. It's about a world where vampires have taken over, with humans as farm animals they raise for our blood, with corporate wars between the major blood brands. It's a satire on the Coke-Pepsi cola wars.
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