Twelve Adventures: #2 – Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex

When 2015 rolled into 2016 almost 40 days ago, my family made the decision that this was going to be the year for adventuring. We have committed to having 12 epic adventures, which boils down to one a month. Now, we could skip one month and double up on another, but that can get dangerous. […]

If You Don’t Win, It Isn’t Not Worth It

This past weekend, professional football player James Harrison, who is not so famous that people who don’t follow football have ever heard of him, posted this picture to instagram. It is a picture of two trophies that his sons received for participating in sports, and which he forced them to return to the school. He […]

Should You Be an NFL Cheerleader, or an Opera Singer?

A dark and terrible secret has been revealed recently, concerning the NFL and their compensation of cheerleaders.  Not only did the cheerleaders receive no benefits, but they received almost no salary.  They were responsible for all of their own training, equipment, travel expenses, and pretty much everything else that costs money, and then were required […]

Little League Games and Middle School Band Concerts

The first time you try something, you are probably not going to be very good at it.  And if you are good at it, you will not be as good at it as the twentieth time you do it.  Even if you have previously gotten good at all of the skills that you will need […]

Music and Sports

It is Olympics season again.  This is good news for nearly everyone in the world, but not for me.  I hate the Olympics.  All of my favorite shows are pre-empted in favor of hours upon hours of boring people running around or hopping up and down.  The Olympics are a global celebration of everything that […]