Entries for June 2010

Summer Workouts

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I have Facebook, foursquare and TweetDeck apps on my IPhone.  I’ve loaded more than 48 hours of music on my IPod.  I Skype with my son and daughter-in-law in China.
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Friday, June 25, 2010
In the world of boxing, when for example a middleweight fighter packs a punch as powerful as a heavyweight, it is sometimes said that the fighter has “punch beyond his weight.”
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Snake Oil

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
You almost have to admire QVC . . . It has just about mastered the art of selling things you didn’t know you wanted and heretofore didn’t “need.”
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Friday, June 18, 2010
. . . this school year ends with dread that the next school year will be one of less opportunity and less oversight than we’ve seen at any time in the last 75 years of high school sports in Michigan.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
What is really “toxic” about high school sports is the increasing attention to the ranking of high school teams and players . . .
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Reasons for Rules

Friday, June 11, 2010
Sometimes it takes the most exaggerated circumstances to remind us that (1) some people are (in a non-clinical sense) “crazy,” and (2) our programs need rules to protect them from such bizarre behavior.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
After cutting and removing all the branches of a 40-year-old shrub, I was left with a massive clump of roots, precisely in the center of what I had planned to make last year’s expanded vegetable garden.
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Penny-wise, Pound-foolish

Friday, June 4, 2010
. . . it worries caring, cautious people like me that school districts have found it necessary to reduce essential oversight of their programs during drastic local school budget restructuring. 
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Doing the Opposite

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
. . . the genius of interscholastic athletics, if you wish – is in being different from college and professional sports. 
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