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100% Sucks

At a soccer meeting about a year ago, some sage coach told us, the parents, the following.  ”If a soccer team is losing 90% of their games, someone is doing something wrong.  If a soccer team is winning 90% of their games, someone is doing something wrong.” You see, kids …

Blight Bedamned

The little prince went away, to look again at the roses. “You are not at all like my rose,” he said.  ”As yet you are nothing.  No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one.  You are like my fox when I first knew him.  He was only …

Lois Lowry is Brilliant

Sometimes I read books that are fun, but not important.  Yes, I’ll admit it.  I liked Hunger Games a lot.  I’ll even admit that I liked 3.5 of the 4 Twilight books.  (At some point, Renesme just becomes laughable.) But then there are other books, books that are both fun …

A letter :: I don’t care what you become

Dear Aspen, Oakley, and Lindy. I really don’t care what you want to be when you grow up. That’s right, I just don’t care that much. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I think your interests today are fascinating. I want to hear all about your plans and dreams every step …

Why I made you play soccer…

(Tonight’s post brought to you by the fact that I’ve caught up with the live episodes of Lost and have nothing else to watch and the fact that soccer season is starting.) When I visited Camp Chippewa a couple of summers ago, I came back very affected by it. The …

"How many days?"

This was a question of some importance over the past few weeks. Lindy goes to Brentwood United Methodist Day School, and I’m on the board there. It’s something I generally enjoy doing, and I really think highly of the program, so it’s the kind of thing I like to support. …

TV

All of my best ideas come from books… books that, uh, well, books that other people read. That’s right. I’m literate, and fairly well spoken most of the time, and I struggle to read more than two books a year. My mom will be crushed, as she reads about two …

Why I did that to you…

One of my favorite blogs that I read regularly is Heather Armstrong’s. Why? Well, I don’t really know. I guess it’s mostly that she’s honest, writes well, and find some of the same things interesting that I do. Some of my favorite posts are the ones where she seems to …