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NCAA Hoops Rule Change/Emphasis Thoughts

The NCAA emphasis on freedom of movement and rule change regarding block/charge are a welcome sight. I love defense as much as the next guy and truly believe the sport of basketball is a contact sport. I think players should be able to put their hands on defenders but not restrict their movement. The problem…

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Baseball’s Beauty

Baseball’s Beauty Often, while I’m sitting on my couch watching a baseball game, I begin to wonder what goes through other people’s minds when they watch the same game. For me, I get so enthralled I often don’t hear things my wife says to me (seriously not on purpose) or I’ll totally lose track of…

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How English Teachers Can Easily Address the CCSS

Few things strike fear into the heart of a hardened educator. Spit wads. Chewed gum. Vomit. Unruly kids. No problem. But, tell us we have a completely new student achievement measurement tool and a relatively new set of standards to implement, and watch the beads of sweat begin to form along our weathered foreheads. With…

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Grambling Mess

The mess (no pun intended) surrounding the Grambling State football team has many facets which are interesting and brings to light a new possible issue for the NCAA and its treatment of athletes. The football players boycotted their game this past week, refusing to get on the buses, causing their school to forfeit and be…

Faith

Originally posted on Karen's Blog:
Looking towards the West Bank from East Jerusalem.        I just got back from a trip to Palestine        I visited the West Bank once before in the late 1990’s while covering a story about genetics. I worked with both Israelis and Palestinians, photographing a…