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Anatomy of a competitor: Clay Oglesbee

July 14, 2007

A variety of yard games were part of the festivities at the Summer Social on Thursday night. I snapped a series of photos of Pastor Clay Oglesbee, the most prolific blogger in southeast Northfield (see his Soul to Sole blog), in the heat of competition. Click photos to enlarge.

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  • Photo 1: the manly way to get psyched up for the softball toss. He was 0 for 3.
  • Photo 2: the correct form for the peanut toss. He was 0 for 7.
  • Photo 3: the beanbag toss. Denied at 5 and 3 yards, he took aim from 12 inches. Denied.
  • Photo 4: Clay’s wife, Mary Lynn, enjoyed great success at the peanut toss. Clay’s facial reaction to her success is obscured in the photo by her hand. Sooo…
  • Photo 5: I digitally removed her hand from the previous photo and zoomed in to reveal his face. You be the judge.

“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

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Clay recovered nicely from his personal debacle, and later was able to insert his spirited face into this photo of Kris and Rick Estenson.