- Author: Jim Coats
Now don't get me wrong -- Croquet is a terrific sport. It has a long and gloried history. I understand it dates as far back as the Seige of Tyre, when community leaders were insistent that the annual polo tournament should continue just for the sake of public morale, despite the fact that all of the horses had been eaten. Gives one a little perspective on our own hard times today, and how much worse they could possibly be.
But back to croquet. The ANR blog engine has been asking me for weeks -- months! -- to update this blog, but there really hasn't been much to say. Cold weather, vacations, hot weather, busy work schedules, intermediate weather, and alternative activities such as intramural volleyball, lunchtime bicycle rides, and strategic visioning exercises have drawn even the most dedicated mallet whackers away from the pitch time and time again. They will eventually return to their beloved sward, no doubt.
Suffice to say, though, that we have not been withholding news of CS croquet matches. There has been no lack of transparency here. On the contrary, no news has been reported only because there has been no news to report. But watch this space for croquet news as it may (nay, as it must!) arise.
For the time being, I recommend that you get your vicarious sporting fix vicariously -- that is, get out there and make some athletic news of your own! And when you do it, why not let the rest of the ANR community know about it? Remember, "at least 30 minutes of sustained activity most days"! Keep in shape! And remember, times could be a lot worse . . .