1976 Spinelli’s squad, featuring Scott and Roger Darnell, coached by Guzie Whaley and Gene Barber.

My latest entry on MyOldCoach.com is now live – in honor of Coach Gene Barber and our combined “glory days.” For this new website/book project, I am continuing to seek true stories and anecdotes about awesome coaches.

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Posted on 01.07.18

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Much to our good fortune, we are embarking on yet another new year when our blessings are too numerous to count. Our kids continue to blow our minds as they embrace life in their unique ways and show us true strength and originality, and our loved ones and friends are also persevering and inspiring, far and wide. Looking toward our future adventures, we are excitedly aware of vast treasures to come… and yet, today, these and other fantastic experiences from the past are what fuel my dreams.

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Featured Image: For visitors to Saint John, hiking the trail to Ram Head is widely considered to be a must. Beth and I punched our ticket on June 13, 2016, but not without incident.

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December 2017 desktop calendar

Posted on 11.30.17

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Wow. Two months ago, when I was preparing to post the next Rare Air episode, sharing more documentation from the beautiful day we spent on June 17, 2016, at Waterlemon Cay, I obviously had no idea that within a few days, Hurricane Irma would be reducing Saint John to a “wasteland.” That is the word used by The Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola in his Sept. 12 story describing the destruction of many popular island destinations we visited in 2016 – some of which we returned to this past July.

Unfortunately for us, when we circled back to the parking lot at the Annaberg Sugar Mill this year, it was raining cats and dogs. We sat in our Jeep and ate our lunch in the hopes of riding the storm out, but 40 minutes or so later, we gave up. Deciding to drive to the island’s West End in the hope of finding better weather – the plan paid off, and we were able to experience some unforgettable snorkeling at Hanson Bay. As a result, for the present, all I have to share from Waterlemon Cay comes from 2016. We still hope to return someday soon, but until then, I hope this will whet your appetite. Read more

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Featured Image: The single day we visited Waterlemon Cay has become even more dear to us.

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October 2017 desktop calendar

Posted on 09.30.17

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August 18, 2010: Riley, Six and a Half

Posted on 08.18.10

Image: "Driving to Edithburgh" by Martin Kenny. More information here: http://www.seenobjects.org/2004-12-24-travelling Video: Rock 'n Roll Riley, "Shout at the Devil" on Guitar Hero for PS2. Dedicated to Uncle Randy: Thanks for the PS2!

Ramble #6 copyright Roger Darnell. All Rights Reserved.
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October 3, 2009: Amelia, Eightish

Posted on 10.03.09

Amelia, Eightish: Our beautiful little girl, growing up too quickly. Posted October 2009.

Ramble #8 copyright Roger Darnell. All Rights Reserved.
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December 5, 2008: Bumper Crop is now live…

Posted on 12.05.08

With fond memories of the cast and crew: director and co-producer Bill Waxler, actors Harry Phipps and Freddie Harmison, director of photography Eric Bills, art director William Elliott, composer and musician Peter Eisner, editor Bob Storer, recordist John Christodoulou, assistant director David Gray, production coordinator Carolyn Clarke, script supervisor Aileen Avery, first AC Glen Albelo, gaffer and lighting director Lenny Cooper, dolly grip Joe Mast, and grips Bubba Baker, Paul England and Eric Smith. Thank you! Feedback welcome and appreciated. [Full story]

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