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The Heart And Soul Of Heart And Soul – Iniesta’s Farewell Comments To Xavi At His Retirement

Longtime readers will note that the male players who most interest me in the pro game are Iniesta and Xavi at Barcelona. So when the club held a ceremony to mark Xavi’s decision to leave the club, and Andrés Iniesta … Continue reading

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The Unraveling

    Everyone’s asking what happened to Spain. My answer: not much. I think they are about as good as they were four years ago. Why the crash out? Primarily luck. I know you aren’t liking this and I look … Continue reading

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Tiki-taka tauromaquía

“In bull-fighting they speak of the terrain of the bull and the terrain of the bull-fighter. As long as a bull-fighter stays in his own terrain he is comparatively safe. Each time he enters into the terrain of the bull … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

I can’t shake what I saw May 31st, 2011 . Here, it’s Memorial day. An American holiday. The word “holiday” derives from the term “Holy Day,” one that had sacred importance. In other languages it’s associated with celebration. Fiesta in … Continue reading

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Iniesta felt it. Donovan felt it.

The concept of Flow, publicized by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (do you think he ever gets tired of spelling his name on the phone?) refers to altered state of being that happens when we are in tune with our labors. I wrote … Continue reading

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