Nov 16, 2015

can i buy a dress on your credit card?

By |2018-04-15T22:10:51-07:00November 16, 2015|, |

The following text conversation took place a few weeks back between my daughter, Carissa, and me. Carissa is in her second year studying at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California. I received the first text message just before 9:00 a.m. on a Monday morning.CARISSA: can i buy a dress on your credit card? you can [...]

Apr 17, 2015

Got Grit?

By |2015-04-17T09:02:07-07:00April 17, 2015|, , |

The Middle School was a slightly hazardous place to visit in mid-March.  You ran the risk of being hit by long range paper airplanes, out in front of the school. Upstairs, you had to navigate through a giant pile of newspaper, dodge a Ping-Pong ball and watch your step for errant marbles.  Why did we [...]

Jan 23, 2015

Pigeons 101

By |2018-04-15T22:08:52-07:00January 23, 2015|, , |

I never learned as much as when I became a pigeon farmer.  I remember walking to the barns on the day of possession, wondering what I had gotten myself into. I was overwhelmed with the responsibility, and with my ignorance as to how to produce the young pigeons (squab) that were so coveted by the [...]

Dec 15, 2014

Turning My Brain Off

By |2018-04-15T22:08:21-07:00December 15, 2014|, , |

My wife surprised me with a trip to a spa for my birthday. I have never been to a spa before (and I probably won’t ever go again). It was a very relaxing time, which is something I struggle with. My wife, Sharon, noted on several occasions throughout our time there, that I have a [...]

Dec 9, 2014

A Lesson, a Scare, and a Joy

By |2014-12-09T07:16:47-08:00December 9, 2014|, , |

I was only able to see 3 1/2 of our Senior Boys Volleyball matches at the Single A Provincial Championships, though arguably the most important ones: the opener, the last round robin, the semi-final, and the final. Three events stood out for me: The lesson: In the match against Fernie, one of their players spiked [...]

Nov 18, 2014

On and Off the Court

By |2018-04-15T22:07:57-07:00November 18, 2014|, , |

Athletics. To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, “What’s the deal with athletics?” It seems that everyone has some thoughts on how ACS is doing and what we should be doing differently. Allow me to weigh in with some thoughts as a school administrator, parent, and coach. Straight-up, we have an excellent athletics program!  Have we won a [...]

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