Category Archives: Not Football

Michael Sam

One of the things that impresses me about the Positive Coaching Alliance is their ability to take breaking events in sports news and craft a valuable message that parents and coaches can use to teach youth athletes. I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well by Madeline Levine My rating: 3 of 5 stars View all my reviews

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Synchronicity — the Baccalaureate Bubble ?

Whenever I hear of a new idea from a variety of media and people, all at the same time, it makes me think it may be an idea whose time has come. Today’s example is the deconstruction of the college … Continue reading

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The Collision Sport

Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. – Duffy Daugherty. I like to think I live in a nation where people can look at data and make intelligent decisions, especially where the health … Continue reading

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What We Can’t Make Here Any More

James McMurtry’s song is an anthem of American decline and blue collar job loss.  He sings the suffering of honest working people at the hands of Bain-like financial analysts who can wring profit from balance sheet transactions that do not … Continue reading

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wabi sabi

I like to keep my free time free. Sometimes I end up just sitting around, others I am free for unexpected experiences. Daughter #2 today wanted a ride to her Model UN session. Dropping her off in front of the … Continue reading

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Sandusky

1ta·boo noun plural taboos also tabus Definition of TABOO 1: a prohibition in some cultures against touching, saying, or doing something for fear of immediate harm from a mysterious superhuman force 2: a prohibition imposed by social custom or as … Continue reading

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Posted on Basket of Kisses Again: “Clavicula Noctis”

The Basket Site: http://www.lippsisters.com/2012/05/03/clavicula-noctis/ We know before the episode airs that “the Codfish Ball” is a Shirley Temple dance number from 1936. But there are other, earlier references to fish dancing undersea: “This evening we are going to have a … Continue reading

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England Swings

I published a second post on Basket of Kisses, the premier fan site for AMC’s Mad Men series. This one is a no-brainer, as the episode Signal 30 is set in 1966 and opens with one of the characters, an … Continue reading

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Six hundred threescore and six.

When you travel abroad, sometime the most interesting people you meet are compatriots. They speak your language, they know your culture, and for some reason they opted to travel to the exact same place you did. So it was with … Continue reading

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