ERIC RAUSCHER TO C3
Having run touch for two seasons and refereeing a few games here and there, Eric Rauscher has demonstrated his basic skills as a referee at the summer sevens and has earned the grade of C3.
Congratulations to Eric.
The Fog continue as effective proselytizers for our game:
Advance planning may begin for two SoCal tournaments that welcome NorCal refs:
Santa Barbara Sevens: August 16
Tri-Tip Sevens in San Luis Obispo: September 6
Let us know if either or both of these events whet your whistle!
DO DROP IN
Joe Leisek shares this delightful link and purports that, “Sonoma County pelicans usually have much better manners.”
FOR THE GREATER GOOD
Sandy Robertson’s ears perked up when he heard something on NPR’s Morning Edition: “...(a) story about a Venezuelan land owner who uses rugby in his attempts to promote social justice--rugby reference occurs about 3.5 minutes into the story.”
From Pelican Migratus, Skip Vaughn:
“Barb & I would like to announce the birth of our little girl; Sydney Lauryn Vaughn born July 9th @ 1339, weight 7 lbs 3 oz. Sydney came home today (Saturday) is getting used to the new digs. Pix available on request.“
NOT NEWS TO US
Mike Gadoua follows the lurid details of London’s yellow press so you don’t have to. This is from the BBC.
“Britain's secretive S&M scene
“Sex seems to be everywhere these days, yet the details of Max Mosley's privacy hearing have helped lift a veil on one type of sexual behaviour still shrouded in secrecy - sadomasochism.”
Following the article are reader comments which include:
“Frankly, it scares me to know what people will do in the name of recreation. How can physical aggression, bleeding wounds, broken bones, dirt, humiliation, orchestrated and ritualised violence and even deaths have any place in the psyche of any rational adult? Anyway, so much for rugby.”
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO
Sunny days at Palo Alto, left to right:
Standing: Ray Schwartz, Interloping Player, Roberto Santiago, Dixon Smith, Mark Godfrey, Tony Latu, John Pohlman, Chris Tucker, Jake Rubin, Kat Todd-Schwartz, Mike Gadoua, Jim Crenshaw, Nikola Talemo
Sitting: Scott Wood, Eric Rauscher, Tom Zanarini, Bruce Carter
For the Senate