To all you coaches out there, don’t be jerks to your players. They work their butts off most of the time and if they don’t, then handle it but otherwise, talk to them like human beings. In high school sports I had a few coaches yell at me like I was a dog on a near daily basis and to be honest, if I could go back in time I’d probably bust a few of them in the lip. They had no real power over me, but because I wanted to play basketball, I gave it to them. I shouldn’t have. Continue reading
So I’ve learned that Marco Polo can be played double blind. What that means is that at least two people are in a pool and, like in tag, one person is “it.” The “it” person says, “Marco” and everyone else in the pool is supposed to say, “Polo.” The sound guides the person who is “it.” But with double-blind Marco Polo, the person who is it closes his eyes along with everyone else in the pool who’s playing. It takes honesty but if played right requires more strategy but will bring more laughter. Sunscreen is still relevant since it appears that massive ball of fire that’s millions of times the size of earth is still cooking along pretty well. Ice cream is still very difficult to resist. And my next book is almost done. Take care!
Last November I blogged about a real-life jet pack and I was pretty excited about it even though it was actually very large and was more like a small plane. I mean, really you certainly couldn’t wear it on your back like a backpack as we’ve seen in James Bond movies. It was more like a personal plane without the protection of any covering or a parachute. Continue reading
Last night I watched a National Geographic show called, “The Edge of the Universe” narrated by Alec Baldwin. He did a really good job despite the fact that I kept picturing him making a joke out of some of the dialogue. But he didn’t and it was really good. Continue reading
This past summer we “rescued” a handsome boxer bulldog. He had been hit by a car and his owner had given him to the vet to be put to sleep saying that they didn’t have time for him anyway. The veterinarian let the owner sign over his rights but then decided he wanted to save the dog rather than put him to sleep. He contacted us and asked if we would like to adopt him. We drove a few hours to where he was and instantly feel in love with this gentle but strong animal. Continue reading
Is communication as important in marriage as you keep hearing from well-meaning friends and pop culture? And is all communication helpful or can some of it actually harm a marriage or romantic relationship?
It seems that everywhere we turn we hear that all our marriage problems could be solved if we’d just “communicate.” And that the “key” to every issue that could ever come up in marriage cowers at the very feet of “communication.” Read the rest…
Jetpacks! Yes, they’re here! From James Bond to “G.I. Joe” to The Rocketeer we’ve been waiting for our own jetpack to take us into the air like a bird or even better, Superman. And it’s finally here thanks to the Martin Aircraft Company.
And for only $100,000 you too can fly over the suckers in a traffic jam and avoid the choice between being groped or providing a peep show to get on an airplane. No more buying flight tickets, just strap your jetpack on and go when you’re ready. Want a bird’s eye view of the world? Well the dream is here. Continue reading
I remember in college when I was preparing for my first golf tournament my golf coach told me that I needed to expect to be extremely nervous. He said that if I knew it was coming it would be easier to deal with. He was right about both claims. I was nervous before my first college golf tournament. Big time! But he was also right when he said that it would be better for me if I anticipated that I would feel nervous. Continue reading
I should have put this up on Easter. I figure better a little late than never.
When I was a child, I wasn’t allowed to use the Lord’s name in vain. If I said, “My God” in any way that was not in reverence, I should expect a spanking, and a tough one at that. Continue reading