Professional Developments in Superstition

Julian is an odd kind of guy but not in a bad way. He works in professional development. He has a degree from Harvard in business. He has dog named Gibson after the famous guitar brand. He also has superstitions.

His superstitions are mild superstitions though. There is a fountain pen he absolutely must have at every board meeting he ever goes to. He will even make up an excuse to come in ten or fifteen minutes late to find it if her must. It is a rather nifty fountain pen. It has a pulp fiction dime novel wrapped around its top while the bottom where the pen tip is has a checkerboard pattern in white gold and onyx. He said he had the pen in his hand when he got the phone call that he was hired at his … Read the rest

The History of Tennis

Tennis is actually quite an old game.  It has roots in history that go back thousands of years.  Initially made up by some bored monks in Europe, tennis was for entertainment in religious practices and celebrations.  Perhaps one of the most interesting facts about tennis is that the racket did not exist; instead players used their hand to hit the ball.  Naturally, a glove made out of leather came to being employed.  However, as soon as this invention came along, the racket finally got created as hitting a ball with your hands is not an especially effective way of playing tennis.

The racket has had many alterations throughout the years to make it better and better, and as the racket improved, so did the ball.  Much like the first incarnation of the racket, the first incarnation of the ball was … Read the rest