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Jennifer vs. Bingyu · If you’re near a TV to­mor­row (Sun­day March 30th) that gets the CBC, you might want to take in the fi­nal of the world women’s curl­ing cham­pi­onship; that’s 10:30 AM Paci­fic. It’s re­mark­ably good TV, the con­trast be­tween the fi­nal­ists is stark, and it could to­tal­ly go ei­ther way. The semi­fi­nal be­tween Cana­da and Ja­pan this af­ter­noon fea­tured a big come­back and a hair­breadth fin­ish. Wang Bingyu’s Chi­na rink has beat­en Jen­nifer Jones’ Cana­di­ans twice in the last week, but no­body thinks the final’s a fore­gone con­clu­sion.
[Up­date: Wel­l, it was kind of an­ti­cli­max; the Chi­nese switched their strat­e­gy from ag­gres­sive to de­fen­sive and it fiz­zled, they nev­er re­al­ly hit their stride, so Ms Jones and her team­mates sailed through with­out much dra­ma.]
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Saskatchewan · It’s Spring Break, so we’re in Saskatchewan with the kid vis­it­ing his grand­moth­er­s. I’ll be out at Lauren’s Mom’s farm for the next three days with lousy In­ter­net ac­cess. This is part­ly by de­sign; I am se­ri­ous­ly be­hind on my Ja­va One de­liv­er­ables and a day or two hid­ing up­stairs at the far­m, away from the Net, while Lau­ren hangs out with her moth­er and the kid with the an­i­mal­s, may help get me caught up. In the in­ter­im, here are three very Saskatchewan pho­to­s ...
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