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  • Throw-in or inbounding the ball to start the 2nd quarter or period of play
    How to understand the alternate possession arrow or procedure in basketball
    New sports officials often have a lot of questions. At times knowing what to ask other experienced referees helps. One of the topics of discussion for first time officials to the sport of High School basketball is the alternate-possession arrow,...
  • San Diego Haunted
    When is a Orb Paranormal
    Every now and then I get dragged into defending my position that Orb artifacts are not a sign of paranormal activity. I have heard reasons for and debated against this subject to the point of exhaustion. In the paranormal realm orbs are generally...
  • Invitiation to Le Bal des Princesses NYC
    Have you always dreamt about being a Princess? Here is your chance.
    Dust off that 18 century gown Milady. Get ready for the Pomp and Circumstance, as you join the other princesses on the night of Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at the Capitale in New York City, which will set the stage for this French themed costumed...
  • Home of the Rockies
    Home of the Rockies: Coors Field
    Nothing says ‘summer’ like a hot dog in one hand, a beverage in the other, the cool evening air taking the heat of the day down a few notches, and the crack of ball against bat echoing through the stadium that is brilliantly lit up...
  • Ball Canning System
    Bountiful garden? Preserve fruits and vegetables with the touch of a button
    With spring and summer gardening upon us, the bounty of fruits and vegetables are sure to multiple over the next few months. Often the amount of produce is more than one family can use. What to do with the excess produce so they don’t go to...
  • Corcoran Ball
    The 59th Annual Corcoran Ball!
    The 59th Annual Corcoran Ball will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014. This is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art and this year’s ball will benefit Corcoran Access, a project aimed at making...
  • The Civil War Preservation Ball celebrates its eleventh year.
    Preservation efforts for Gettysburg gives folks something to dance about
    Gettysburg locals hoping to preserve their town and lovers of history and dance alike are heading to Harrisburg this evening for the 11th Annual Civil War Preservation Ball. Held between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., in the Rotunda of the...
  • Brazilian Carnaval Ball
    CARNAVAL TIME! Several options in the Bay Area for all ages!
    Today starts Carnaval in Brazil, with the parade of escolas de samba (school of samba) in São Paulo and several parties throughout the country. Tomorrow, before dawn, the Galo da Madrugada (Dawn Rooster) bloco comes out in Recife, starting four...
  • The Mardi Gras good times are rolling in New Orleans
    The Mardi Gras good times are rolling in New Orleans
    Friday night saw the Mardi Gras season's first parades in New Orleans. First the Oshun flooded the street with marching bands, dancers, and floats with lovely ladies and handsome gents in costumes.In the wake of the Oshun Parade, Queen...
  • The Annual Innkeepers Civil War Winter Ball
    The Innkeepers Civil War Winter Ball lets you step out of the cold
    Because wintertime is cold, many people are restless and eager to move around. Lucky for them, there is the Annual Innkeepers Civil War Winter Ball.Designed for dancers, romantics and Civil War history lovers alike, the Innkeepers Winter Ball has...
  • New Governor of Virginia
    Terry McAuliffe to be sworn in as Governor of Virginia Saturday
    Come rain or shine, the inauguration of the 72nd Governor of Virginia will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The Richmond Times-Dispatch said on Friday that umbrellas, usually banned from the inauguration ceremony, will be allowed.The...
  • Sphero 2.0
    Sphero 2.0 - dumbest toy yet?
    Seen the latest idiotic toy from the thumb twitch crowd?Sphero 2.0. A little robotic ball that runs around by itself.You command it from your smart phone -- using your thumbs.I am old enough to remember when balls exercised different parts of the...
  • Christmas presents for our pets
    Christmas presents for our pets
    Our FFBF are looking for Christmas all over the place. They are sniffing under the tree, in the drawers and cabinets, when the closet door opens. Have we been successful at hiding their gift for this year? They are so good at finding them it is...
  • Chicagoland gets ready to ring in the new year—with music
    Chicagoland gets ready to ring in the new year—with music
    New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt appears at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC)’s newly-renovated Performance Hall with theViennese Pops New Year’s Eve Celebration with an International Twist. Featuring waltzes, polkas,...
  • Putrid Putter Miniature Golf
    Computerized “Putt-Putt” Golf in “Putrid” Style
    I had high hopes for Horror Palace's miniature golf game, “Putrid Putters”. The name of the game conjured images of shambling zombies, bats, ghosts, and a hearty helping of some blood and gore amidst the backdrop of miniature...