The long and winding Woods

I recall when I was working for CNN Sports, pitching a well known magazine that I wrote some stuff for in those days. It was about this kid out of Stanford and Cypress, California, and what he was accomplishing and certain to accomplish in golf. Well, they turned it down. I have that rejection letter…

CNN Sports Super Bowl XXX memories

It was Super Bowl XXX, January 28, 1996. History tells us the Cowboys beat the Steelers, 27-17 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. When CNN Sports offered dominant, unprecedented TV sports coverage, shows like NFL Preview and more were among the most highly watched programs on the network. This was my first Super Bowl as a sportscaster.

Chasing another sunset on reborn Westside trails

Originally posted on Postcards from The Web:
I hadn’t spent much time on the Westside Trails in Redding, mainly because they seemed – in my limited time running them with the dogs – intended for and most tread by – mountain bikers. The trails are accessible, really close to Redding, and quite beautiful, particularly when…

On a hill, looking beyond the burn

Originally posted on Postcards from The Web:
“Barn’s burnt down. Now I can see the moon.” Masahide (1657-1723) This poem from the 17th Century Japanese Samurai and Poet Mizuta Masahide??has always been powerful to me. There is wisdom, or at least staying power, in the belief that what you see beyond tragedy or difficulty is…