Archive for December 2012

Renew and Refresh 2013: If "This Is 40," I Want To Be Leslie Mann

Renew and Refresh 2013: If "This Is 40," I Want To Be Leslie Mann
When I started my second job out in the working world, the CEO of my organization had a big 40th birthday celebration.  “Happy Birthday, Steve!” I said as I left the party. “Thank you, Alison,” he said. “Forty is the best age.” I must have wrinkled my nose. At the ripe old age of 25,... Read more »

Death Takes No Holiday: Finding Peace and Faith In the Presence of The Unexplainable

Death Takes No Holiday: Finding Peace and Faith In the Presence of The Unexplainable
Maureen Dowd of the New York Times is a constant inspiration for me and my Token Female columns. Ever feisty, clever, and searching for answers, she is my redheaded soul twin.  Yesterday, she provided a Christmas editorial edifying to my deepest thoughts regarding Newtown and the latest madman to terrorize the Earth: How does one... Read more »

Is the 3rd Time The Charm for US Professional Women's Soccer???

Is the 3rd Time The Charm for US Professional Women's Soccer???
Will the third women’s professional soccer league finally be the charm in the United States? A coalition made up of officials from the US, Canadian and Mexican Federations surely hope so. The timing might just be right, following the US Women’s National Team’s gold medal-winning efforts in the 2012 Summer Olympics. And after the inroads... Read more »
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107-2? Should There Be A 'Slaughter Rule' In Indiana HS Basketball?

107-2? Should There Be A 'Slaughter Rule' In Indiana HS Basketball?
In the NCAA Regional Basketball Tournaments, it’s always fun when mid-major Division 1 college teams (let’s call them “Davids”)—St. Xavier, Murray State,  Lehigh, Norfolk, etc., take on unsuspecting, swaggering  major basketball programs (aka, “Goliaths) like Duke, Kentucky, Louisville,  or UConn) and win it all. Hello, Duke vs. Lehigh in 2012….75-70 Lehigh…bye-bye to Coach Kin the Round of 64! Or... Read more »

"Hockey for Her" At The Chicago Wolves

"Hockey for Her" At The Chicago Wolves
 As a hockey mom, do you ever wish you could understand what your pee-wees are doing out there? Have you ever dreamed of gliding on the ice yourself, like 2010 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Downers Grove native Cammie Granato? Or, Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman ever to play in a... Read more »
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