Altadore’s 50th Anniversary Reunion

Organizer Maria Jamieson asked me to speak about my 22, 23 or 24 seasons (I’m not sure) at Altadore Gymnastics Club.

Here’s my slideshow from that talk.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

We had a surprisingly good turnout. Best of all, the club founder Jim McLuskey made it. It was Mr M who hired me as Men’s Head Coach in 1980.

Mr M, Sue, Rick
Mr M, Sue, Rick

Rick is downsizing

What, you ask? A smaller backpack?

ALL my cassette tapes, reel-to-reel and VHS are headed for Value Village. A few CDs, as well. Software. Old electronics.


Even that romantic mix tape. img_3890

I’ll donate at least 75% of my old clothes. Less is more. 🙂

related – my philosophy of Voluntary Simplicity

living’ in Flatt’s, Bermuda

In Bermuda for 2 months, I’m staying most of that time in a basement suite near Flatts Village.



This is where Mark Twain stayed on his many visits.

Four of us are staying in Kelli’s house up the hill over Harrington Sound.


Tourists come to Flatts for the Aquarium. And sometimes stay for one of the restaurants. The scenery is great: beautiful pastel colored houses, picturesque fishing areas, palm trees.

The highlight for me is the changing of the tides under the Flatts Bridge.

One night we had dinner at a new restaurant called Village Pantry. I had brisket and banana bread pudding. Delicious.

We shared a bottle of 2012 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

arrived Bermuda

I’ll be working with the Gymnastics Federation here and 5 member clubs through until Christmas.

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the east shore of North America …


Bermuda’s economy is based on offshore insurance and reinsurance, and tourism, the two largest economic sectors. …

Bermuda is a group of low-forming volcanoes …



I’m staying at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort to start.