Last night was epee night at Mid-South. Jen and I had a brief talk about the merger. We both had thought about it so long and so hard, we really did not want to talk about it anymore. I think our thought process is similar. Both Matt and Jen have always seemed like very serious people to me. It is only lately that I have seen a more light hearted side. (Particularly with Jen.)
Coach Miller wanted to know all about the merger and had some things to share.
Coach Miller and I are not so far apart in years. But for the life of me, I cannot call him Ron. It seems unnatural. I guess Coach will always fit better.
Matt had a good idea. We talked about having a tournament called the "Ron Miller Open." I am very much for this and will keep this conversation alive.
Our group lesson was good. ( As always) I seem to stumble more when I am the leader, rather than the student in our two man drills. Coach generally seems able to fix me quickly when I am doing things incorrectly.
Matt and Jen are trying to get Henri to fence sabre. Henri and I both seem to be limping around a lot the last few months. I wish we would heal up! If she takes a beginner class in sabre, perhaps I will take one with her. That way I get to dabble in sabre a bit and she gets a training dummy. She is never happier than when she is smacking me anyway. This is the same, but with a thin strip of metal.
Woody and Mario seem to have some concerns about the merger. We have not heard from Sally yet. I know it is scary. Change always is. However, I see this for the best. From what I hear, the main concerns are the name of our club in Greensboro and concern over what people in the fencing community would think. I have no concerns about a club name. That seems like such a small issue to me. As for people talking or taking a bad slant on the merger................who cares? Those same people would talk no matter what. I haven't much cared what other people thought sense I was in high school. The only thoughts that are important to me are friends and family. I already know (more or less) what my fencing friends and my fencing family think. So.......no problem.