Archive for January 2020

Coach was right all along: Just have fun out there

I’m a Millennial. Grew up right in the heart of the everyone gets a trophy era. In second grade, our basketball league had a 0-0 score policy. Everybody was a winner. But of course that wasn’t actually the case. We demolished our opponents. Our schedule on the fridge had the real scores written next to... Read more »

Coach was right all along, practice is the best part

Coach was right all along, practice is the best part
Why do coaches love practice so much? Any coach. You’ll see them at the end of the driveway looking like Santa Claus with a giant bag of soccer balls over their shoulder. They load up the minivan and they’re totally happy. Content. The next two hours are their favorite part of the day. Coaches love practice... Read more »

Idea Goulash: Why you should always support your random writing ideas

Idea Goulash: Why you should always support your random writing ideas
The story I wanted to run today was called, “I tried a restaurant without checking Yelp first.” It’s an adventurous journey about the time I looked across the street at Ms. T’s fried chicken restaurant in Lakeview East and thought, “Wow, that looks good,” and instead of immediately checking the online reviews, I simply went in... Read more »
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Reclaiming something you love to do

Reclaiming something you love to do
One of my earliest memories was back in kindergarten. Mrs. Kraut handed us green hats with big frog eyes on the top. She taught us a song to perform to our parents, the lyrics were loaded with frog-based puns. There was this moment toward the end of the song, somewhere in the chorus, when I blurted out, “Sing... Read more »