Ranting

Off The Wall > Eagle To Win

September 4th, 2009

Last hole. And you're coming out of your shoes. Safe doesn't get it.  Bailing out won't make it.  Playing the odds won't win it. You're going for it. Because coming in second still loses.Your strength comes from one side, your control from the other. What makes you colorful, what makes you a winner, is your ability to call on both.  Springhill Coated Cover ...

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Off The Wall > Match Point

September 3rd, 2009

Match point.Tension as tight as the span of the net. Anticipation as hopeful as the contestants.  Fear and doubt as large, and as hushed and suppressed, as the crowd that watches. One gentle lob. One  overhead or topspin forehand. One great get. One splash of chalk, and this one's over.Players on both sides, replete in logos, looking bright and colorful. And looking consummately ...

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Off The Wall > Eat More Gumbo

September 2nd, 2009

To a way of life, to state’s rights and independent spirit,
to romance and hospitality, to humid nights and
SEC football, and...like filé...to good gumbo.
Eat more gumbo.

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Off The Wall > Ode to Okra

September 1st, 2009

Okra needs you.
Hard to grow, hard to pick, hard to handle, harder and harder to find,
and...like Southern opinions...hard to change with the times.
Okra is threatened.
Slightly slimy, just a hair hairy, a pinch prickly, oh so Southern,
and...like grits...a complete mystery to Yankees.
Okra is essential.

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