Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Waiting for the Editorial process to run its course, I try to fill my days with meaningful; activity…like playing golf! Actually that’s a bit of a stretch. I had five weekly goals when I left WellPoint five years ago: play tennis one day a week, play golf one day a week, do aerobics twice a week, cook dinner for my wife one night a week (‘cuz I like to cook), and every night before I go to bed I have in my mind at least one thing I was going to do the next day that was meaningful to me.
Nothing about writing a book.
Actually if I hadn’t injured my shoulder a year ago (there goes the tennis) I could feel pretty good about those resolutions. OK, so I’m a few months behind in the aerobics, but the cooking and golf have held up well. As has the “something to do tomorrow” bit.
The reason golf is on my mind is that one of my favorite NPR commentators, Frank Deford, was lamenting the depletion of U.S. interest in golf over the last 10 years. His focus was on the Ryder’s Cup which has been dominated by Europe recently, as have most USPGA tournaments. Ten percent fewer U.S. golfers and an equal loss of courses.
So I applaud my sons who are treating me to a session Friday to celebrate fifty years of marriage. That should take my mind off waiting for my red-lined manuscript.