Sunday, October 24, 2010


Mizzou has lost to Oklahoma the last 11 times, including twice in 2007 (the only two losses Missouri had in a year that featured a week at #1 in the polls and a trip to the Big 12 championship game). Last night's 36-27 victory finally exorcised that demon.

I have to be honest... I went to bed. After Oklahoma took the lead at 21-20 late in the 3rd quarter, and Missouri failed to do anything in the next drive; I figured "same *&#^ different year" and wasn't up for the disappointment. Again.

I'm glad I did and I wish I hadn't. Never mind, I DVR'ed it so I can watch and bask, safe in the knowledge that Mizzou finally looks like a team that belongs in the top tier; doing the things... playing defense, controlling the line of scrimmage, rushing the football; that top tier teams do. On to Nebraska... a team that after the last several years, Missouri no longer fears.

Could this be the year??

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Annual Pilgrimage

Dauphin Island near Mobile Alabama. This shot comes from our beach walk taken in November 2009. I post this in anticipation of our upcoming trip. I hope to take ~10 high school biology students, along with ~20 8th grade gifted students to Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The Sea Lab offers classes (of which the beach walk & talk is one).

I LOVE this trip. I can't wait, and I eagerly anticipate it every year.