FROM THE EDITOR
What was I Talking about Again?
by Linda Mojer
I really hate that my memory is
going. I mean, really. Hate. It. Particularly when it comes to filling in this
absolutely last spot in each magazine, and Im at a complete loss for
recalling even one fascinating subject that caught my attention over the past
eight weeks. It should be simple, after all. Just partial recall of one of
those situations that made me smile, roll my eyes, smack my forehead and say
that would make a great editorial! would do it. An inkling. A germ.
A brain cell on its last legs.
Instead, I have to check my
calendar, backtrack to the last time I was in this situation and hope for the
best. What have I been up to? Has anyone bent my ear lately? Could it have been
any one of those incredibly enthusiastic state association presidents and
volunteers at the Leadership Conference last month? Probably. Ive
actually played once or twice in the last fortnight; might one of my opponents
have made a noteworthy comment? Maybe. Our websites have been keeping me up
nights. Is it possible to talk to yourself in your own sleep? Yikes!
Oh sure, I can always fall back on
the standard stuff: ... avoidables! (call em yourself during the week and
they wont be so hard to accept in tournaments); junior development (yes,
we need more juniors); sandbagging (have some self-respect and dont do
it); dwindling courts (call AmPRO for help in the fight); history (ask Ruben
Gonzalez about his colorful past ...); the sports direction (vote for
board members); and improving skills (your tutors are ready). Youll find
all this, and more, in this issue.
Now I remember! The web-vs-print
debate! Every once in a while (when budgets are being reviewed, now that I
think about it), someone comes up with the bright idea that maybe we dont
really need a magazine after all, and we could definitely reduce the
associations costs in that area, big time. The paper! The printing! The
postage! The grey hair! Couldnt we just do it online and reach the same
audience? Achieve the same goals? Cover the same subjects? Hmmmm? I dont
know. Are you ready?
So now Im wondering. Is it
possible that racquetball readers are ready to abandon their
hard-copy in favor of full-tilt cybervision? Turning those pages
getting to be too much for you? Or do you prefer the tangible,
pick-it-up-off-the-coffee-table form over mouse-surfing to racqmag.com and
clicking away? We know that the majority of our readership is net-ready. Yep
... now I really am curious ... and by the way what was I