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There’s Always Another Way

What would you do if your body let you down? This is exactly the position that Michigan’s Erin Finn found herself in. Erin had her sights on running in the 2016 Olympic Games. She had put in the time, hard work and was dedicated to fulfilling her dream in the 10,000- meter run, she believed!! […]

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Levels of Intensity

A good friend of mine has long been viewed as being an aggressive person. No matter whom he came in contact with; if they spent enough time around him they would eventually say he has an aggressive personality. He on the other hand didn’t see it that way. My good friend would always say, “I’m […]

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How to Handle Success & Defeat

The year was 1934, and the tigers were the team to watch. The player that stole the fans hearts was a 24 year old pitcher, Lynwood Rowe, better known by “Schoolboy”. Rowe made national headlines when he made sixteen straight wins and lead the Tigers to its first World Series appearance since the days of […]

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Play to Win or Play not to Lose

Play to Win or Play not to Lose I can still remember it like it was yesterday. Four years ago Gabby Douglas or as she was sometimes called, “The Flying Squirrel” was flying through the air on her way to becoming an Olympic Champion. I never did watch too much gymnastics, but what Gabby was […]

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Balancing Parenting Philosophies

Different parenting philosophies can make it difficult when it comes to raising children. The other day I was reading about a couple who couldn’t come to a consensus about raising their child. Sometimes there might be minor differences, but as I continued to read the article, I realized this couple had major differences. One parent […]

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Dad or Coach?

I’ve been playing sports since the age of 6yrs old and my father was my coach until I went to high school. There are numerous benefits of having your father as your coach when you play little league sports, but I’m not sure I experienced all the benefits that people think I might have. Sure […]

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Giving Back

I have often heard people say,” that child is bad”, and I for one believe that it’s not fair label a child that way. Young children do not know the difference between right and wrong or the difference of good and bad. The adults in the children’s lives are responsible for teaching and guiding that […]

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Mama’s Boy

On Mother’s day, I saw a article in the newspaper titled “Mama’s Boy”, which caught my attention. Sometimes you hear a single word, or question that automatically gives you food for thought. That’s what happened to Rashan Gary’s mother . Rashan Gary is the class of 2016’s No. 1 Football recruit in the nation. When […]

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Character Development in Schools

I was reading the newspaper the other day and there was an article in the education section that I found interesting. The piece was titled “Building Character Playgrounds”. The elementary school’s theme for the year was “Big World Recess”, and one of their missions was to raise money for playground improvements. The students ran laps […]

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