Really miscellaneous articles
soccer is very different from coaching Little League baseball. I have a
dozen years of coaching recreational soccer, kids from six to fourteen,
with much of that experience in the under-ten group. Here is a primer
for those who might now be getting into it.
tripped over this Baby Blues strip on August 26, 2021. Immediately, it
brought to mind what happened when my kids got their first reading
lessons in school. (Cue the flashback music.)
a musical instrument is the hardest thing we ask of kids below about
10. There is more work before you begin to see and hear satisfying
results than almost any other activity. But eventually you do. And the
work habits instilled will stay with you the rest of your life.
around 1960 the public's perception of popular
music changed from a song orientation to a performance orientation.
Before 1960, there could be many interpretations of a song that
audiences would appreciate. But after 1960,
only one performance was the legitimate embodiment
of any popular song, in the mind of the public.
of my retirement pastimes is editing stories, fiction, for some
Internet authors. More often than I would like to see, authors use "I"
when proper grammar demands "me". Here's a fairly simple rule to tell
which you should use.