Daughters and dreams

I am still exhausted. Who would have thought watching a daughter win a state volleyball championship could be so wearing? Then what I knew all along hit my consciousness upside the head. I wasn’t just invested in the tournament for my daughter. It was for an entire group of girls who have become almost another […]

2006 State “AA” Volleyball Champs

Sioux Falls Roosevelt Rough Riders

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.

Mia Hamm

Awards, marginalia and miscellany

As I prepare to leave for the state volleyball tournament, posting may be sporadic and perhaps little more than occasional compilations, such as this:

The National Book Award winners were announced last night. The Echo Maker by Richard Powers won the Fiction award. I just finished the book last week and, frankly, have relatively ambivalent […]

Road rants

Trying to get things cleared up to get away for the state volleyball tournament, dealing with a seemingly endless stream of idiotic problems and being just plain fed up with dealing with road construction leaves me in a ranting mood. While I’m nowhere near as good as Scott H., these things are among the irritants […]

Midweek miscellany and marginalia

Air & Space magazine gives us what is supposedly the first photo of Earth from space. (Via Boing Boing.) On a tangentially related note, isn’t it somewhat appalling to read in 2006 that NASA has never had a Space Shuttle in orbit on Dec 31 or Jan 1 because they aren’t sure the onboard […]