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Percy last won the day on July 16 2013

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    Swimming. Cycling. Hiking. Reading. Writing. Music. I like learning new things, meeting new people. Drop me a line.

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  1. Sometimes break ups happen between two great people who just don't happen to be great together. Sounds like that's what is happening here.
  2. Watched this really amazing documentary on Netflix last night. I’m sometimes struck by how men who have spent so much time embedded in a war zone can afterward convey this sense of utter calm and inner peace even in the face of huge life obstacles. Nayyef conveys that sensibility in interview clips in this documentary, no matter whether his post-war life is despairing or joyful. This documentary brings us an example of steadfast love between these two men through years of hardships. Although I was certainly aware of the taboo and dangers of homosexuality in Iraq, I didn’t realize until watching this film that the executions of gay men are largely carried out by civilians. As Btoo and Nayyef explain, there is no need for the government to act when civilians are all too ready to rid the country of the “problem.” All the government need do is nothing - do nothing to the executioners so as to allow the murders to continue. The journey of these two men is quite extraordinary to watch and it is certainly touching to witness their reunion at the film’s end. It also put another real story to the impact and importance of the legalization of gay marriage. Although never pointed out in the film, because their commitment ceremony occurred in a natural timeline for them, the fact remains that it was only two months after marriage had been legalized in the U.S. What could be more like living a fairy tale than that to two boys who grew up gay in Iraq?
  3. I signed up for an account last night. Not sure I'll be an official participant but the idea is for me to use it to get back in the practice of writing daily. I'm going to be working on a story I started a while back and want to finish up - at least get a completed first draft. My user name there is PercyWIBL.
  4. This might be a venti coffee day.

    1. mollyhousemouse


      It was a day when my coffee needed a coffee, Percy!

  5. How's the weather in Boston this week?

    1. Ron


      Hot but for late July and into August it's generally expected. Most of the state is experiencing drought conditions. More hot the rest is f the week.

  6. Thank you, AC! One more stage. It's complete but I won't see it until it's aired tonight and if I'm up to it, I'll write the last one and done.
  7. The French Alps The scene of Stage 20 Vistas abound Charming views Aplenty My poems So far have Covered team Tactics and Reported On losses, Wins, numbers And antics You rightly Would surmise That this next To last stage Did feature Another Breakaway Check the past Poems for how This turned out Here forward Shall be some Bucolic Couplets that Tout scenic Pleasures spied By this poet Lampre dance along in a power pink kit Every man on Team Astana’s quite fit For unparalleled beauty, see Vasil’s chiseled chin For heart fluttering features, Tommy’s cheeky grin If broad shoulders are what make your breath catch Lay eyes on Pete Sagan, forget all the rest Sprinters’ thigh muscles sport every striation Here Greipel was granted the best by Creation Shaven legs, strong and slender all down the line Those on Geraint Thomas, I wish they were mine Twenty-one days of hardened glutes flexing To pick one set as best is simply too vexing
  8. Thought of your story today as Christopher Froome spend a few meters running after a fall on the tour de france :)

    1. Percy


      Thanks! Almost missed Stage 11 and can't wait to see today's stage. Sounds like it was exciting. Funny thing is, I finish watching a stage only 4-5 hours before the next one starts!

  9. Thank you! I liked this one too for that reason. I've been learning a lot with this poetry exercises.
  10. Tactic Team Movistar: Valverde and Herrada in the fray of an early breakaway Tactic Team Sky: Don’t Panic. Tactic Team Sky: Chase Pace Tactic Team Sky: Don’t Panic Tactic Valverdes: Drop back to Peloton Tactic Team Sky: Hold peloton to moderate and manageable pace All Team Tactic: Hold tempo in high heat Tactic Contador: Loosen up and get blood flowing Tactic Contador: Counter attack! Tactic Team Tinkoff: “Courage, Contador!” Tactic Contador: Abandon Tactic Team Tinkoff: :-| Tactic Sagan: Hunt for green points Tactic Majka: Hunt for polka dot points Tactic Team Tinkoff: :-) Tactic Pinot: Position in front Tactic Pinot: Persevere for the polka dot jersey All Team Tactic: Hold tempo in heavy hail Tactic Dumoulin: Forge forward before day’s final climb Tactic Dumoulin: Cross finish line first (succeeds) Tactic Porte: Attack Froome Tactic Martin: Attack Froome Tactic Hanao: Defend Froome Tactic Yates: Hang in with GCs (succeeds) Tactic Yates: Retain white jersey (succeeds) Tactic Yates: Shave off a few seconds in the time gap (succeeds) Tactic Van Garderen: Hang in with GCs (fails) Tactic Froome: Counterattack Tactic Froome: Fend off attack Tactic Froome: Fend off attack Tactic Froome: Retain yellow jersey (succeeds) Tactic Quintara: Ride Froome’s wheel Tactic Quintara: ? Tactic Quintara: ? Tactic Quintara: ?
  11. Stage 8 is when the General Contenders stopped riding and started racing They have been there all along Lurking in the near distance Camouflaged by the peloton Biding Their time Unconcerned with sprinters’ antics Those puppies of the peloton are there to amuse Tolerant of the strong men, the classics riders, Those freelancers who hunt for glory in a single stage win The lesser riders are allowed to play, allowed a day Under the mindful watch of the GCs’ teams The number one men have eyes Only for each other Pinot leaps into the Pyrenees, leaving the Peloton behind Froome, Quintana, van Garderen muster together their mates And set a steady chase pace A youngster, Yates, has attached himself to this group of contenders He is not a threat yet But they will make sure he is there to watch and learn Not to win. Pinot is caught, ingested by the chasing contenders Spit out the back Eventually consumed by the riders behind who are less Ravenous for the win Contador, wounded early in the race, has been left To suffer Alone but for the cameras, and helicopters, and commentators Who witness his demise with each passing meter and mile The GC men ignore No need to attack where there is no threat The contenders went over the day’s Cols together They tested with attacks, always caught No damage Until Froome caught Quintara Unawares near the crest of Peyresourde Taking the lead and gaining time Over the pack with a dangerous Peacock of a descent The yellow is his to defend.
  12. Either the noble black and white or the last one with the multi-colors. Hard choice!
  13. An historic Stage 7 start All One Hundred Ninety-Eight riders depart A great day in prospect For a breakaway unchecked Fast flat to Cat 1 climb is the course they chart Riders advance and are brought back Third try’s the charm for twenty-nine The race and pace they now define Pack back unsure how to react Just who is up in front of them? Those of no concern for the overall win? Van Avermaet in yellow Nibali, too, a fellow Have Team Sky leading with a furious spin Before the climb, attacks will split The over-sized breakaway group Perhaps Nibali can recoup Enough time to challenge a Brit Forget Froome in Paris for now Today Britain’s cunning Steve Cummings knows how First over the Col d’Aspin (No Rio for him? A sin!) Pyrenees stages never bore, yearly wow.
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