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4th Yourself To Like It

HAIL PELICUS! 4th Yourself To Like It So we are back in circulation and there is plenty of rugby to cover.   To start, the USA finished a disappointing 4th in Vancouver. Let me repeat that: the USA finished a disappointing 4th in Vancouver. Why am I making such a big deal about...

Back To Back

HAIL PELICUS! Back To Back Drained.   Ecstatic.   Awed.   Befuddled.  Joyful.   All of these emotions and more were present at this year’s installment of the USA 7s in Las Vegas.   The USA came in tied for #1 with New Zealand by being the most consistent team on the circuit.  Not the...

Chi Delta?

HAIL PELICUS! Chi Delta? This week’s Hail Pelicus is, as in the last few weeks, on the tardy side as I have been doing a lot of travelling for business and haven’t settled on a routine yet.   The slog to the airports and cab rides and strange hotels and abysmal weather...

Weathering The Storms Of Love

HAIL PELICUS!   Weathering The Storms Of Love   If you ask the better poets about love they will say you should compare your lover to a summer’s day.   Unfortunately, while that may work in rather drab places like England, out here in California we have so many perfect...

Poetry In Motion

HAIL PELICUS! Poetry In Motion             My flights are all cancelled Can’t deal with the cold These sub-freezing days Are getting pretty old Chicago’s an option But a 4 hour drive Travelling for 12 hours I’m barely alive I shout to the heavens , “Have you heard the news?” I’ve got the Cedar Rapids Eastern Iowa Airport...