Originally Posted by Yoduh
Not sure what your major malfunction is..
Well, you know what? My major malfunction was choosing to respond to your post in the manner in which I did and, for that, I sincerely apologize.
Not only was my post seriously farther off topic than yours, it was also categorically vehement and totally unwarranted. It obviously upset you enough to spawn two responses: one cordial and one a bit more curt--I guess that's the difference between 11pm and 2am, huh?
Regardless, I'm the one responsible. I would have to attribute my unfounded lashing out at you to my own stress and your post was the unfortunate recipient of my early morning lack of judgment. I think posting without a morning cup of coffee is worse than posting drunk.
I would have to correct you on one thing though, I do have a rosey outlook on life and others, it's just that after I was laid off three years ago, I've been working on my bachelor's degree for three years solid, full-time plus, including summer quarters, and being a stay-at-home dad to two boys, and single-handedly remodeling my house, and my wife is in school full-time this year, and well, the list goes on and on--the constant pace takes a toll. Point is, those are my burdens to bear and you don't deserve a random loadstone being dropped on your head.
I'm proud of our courses, but I too think that further design and improvement is necessary to make DR and HB tournament-quality courses that offer a dynamic disc golf experience that is both inviting and challenging for all players--from the seasoned local to the visiting pro to the first time novice. If I had the time, I would work tirelessly to make them better and better. My efforts on the 21st took creative scheduling and cajoling on my end so I guess I was making them personally significant. I've lived in Spokane since 1969 and I've seen these areas go from hardcore Gypsy Joker campsites to punk rocker firepit hangouts to teabagger romping grounds to the community- building, public-use project that is the reason why both you and I are on this discussion board today. I would be more apt to assume that most of us appreciate our courses a great deal and would love to be putting more effort into them, but are simply burdened with other personal commitments that have to take a higher priority.
As much as I tout my wants and intentions to improve the physical aspects of disc golf in Spokane, I think just as much effort is needed in improving the community aspects as well--and breeding contention is not the way to start. So, please, allow me to do the work needed to help build the community and retract what I said.
I wouldn't throw garbage on the course and I do try to pick up what I can...
...so I should put forth the same effort here.