It's the start
of a new year, so it's time to make those resolutions that are supposed
to make your life better. So, here are my resolutions for 2007:
*Let's get the obvious out of the way. Lose weight, eat healthier,
watch less TV, spend more time with loved ones, give more time to
charities, and treat everyone with respect, including those horrible
drivers who make me angry.
*Enjoy every conversation with Skip Holtz & Terry Holland that I
can. I don't expect either to be in Greenville forever, so I would like
to soak up as much of their wisdom and knowledge as possible before
*Thank Steve Logan the next time I see him. He was a fun coach to
interview, you always had to be prepared or he would call you out. His
intelligence on all subject matters was astounding, and his insight was
always enlightening. And now that he is back in coaching at Boston
College I look forward to seeing his innovative play calling.
*Try and find the silver linings of the ECU basketball program. Yes
they are struggling, but Jeremy Ingram is a pleasure to be around, and
when healthy, fun to watch. The young players like John Fields, Gabe
Blair, and John Dillard should improve and be good/great players
(providing they stay all four years) and could be the foundation for
the programs resurrection.
*Listen to more Pirate Radio.
*Watch as many baseball games in person as possible, especially on
those beautiful North Carolina afternoons and evenings. Watching games
at great venues like Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville and Grainger
Stadium in Kinston are worth the price of admission. And as always, I
will try to add two new major league ballparks to my list of
professional areas attended.
*Go to the College World Series (it would be nice if ECU made it there
too, so I could have work pay for the trip).
*Listen to the life stories of elders who we take for granted. We live
in a history rich area in Eastern North Carolina filled with war
veterans, former athletes of all calibers, and people who have seen and
done more than I ever will. It would be a shame if those stories went
untold to the younger generations who think they are inventing
everything. History is a great thing to learn, and those who don't
learn from the past, are doomed to repeat its failures.
*Run in a race. It will probably only be a 5K not a marathon, but I
have to take baby steps. The annual ALS walk in Greenville would also
be a good thing to participate in to get some exercise and donate to a
*Enjoy each and every day of 2007, and not let one go by without taking
a moment to smell the roses, watch the sunset, and thank my lucky stars
I live in such a great part of our wonderful country.
Happy New Year everyone, and see you at the games!