Category Archives: tour de france

Welcome to the Tour de Commercial

The Tour de France broadcast has become a creature entirely devoted to advertising and commercials. Consider the various definitions of the word ‘commercial’ and see if you agree: Commercial: 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of commerce. 2. engaged in commerce. 3. prepared, done, or acting with sole or chief emphasis on salability, profit, or success: 4. able to yield or make a profit: 5. suitable or fit for a wide, popular market: 6.suitable for or catering to business rather than private use.   None of those … Continue reading

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For once a good time in the pool

Following my layoff from the pool due to life changes (all good) it has been interesting to return to swimming. This morning was almost revelatory, defined as… “revealing something hitherto unknown.” How romantic, you might say! Well, it’s not too hard … Continue reading

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Your place in the parade

I don’t know if you have ever participated in a parade, but I have. It’s both a wonderful and a strange thing to be sitting on a float or marching along next to some display or vehicle decorated for the … Continue reading

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