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When it was all worth it

My speech at our Little League’s Opening Day. Photo by Rob Steaffens. To me, the most significant part of last Saturday’s Opening Day came late in the day. I was sitting in the bleachers of one of the fields where a AA game was taking place. The ceremony that I spoke at had long since …

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My greatest fear in Little League

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon You don’t go into anything significant and worthwhile such as being a Little League president without having a certain amount of fear. If you don’t have fear, it means you’re not paying attention. …

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Happy birthday, Mom

My son at the pre-tryout clinic. Photo by Matthew Stern. Saturday, January 10 would have been my mother’s 80th birthday. I spent it with an activity that she loved, baseball.

Evaluation: The Vice Presidential Debate

I suspect that some watched tonight’s vice presidential debate for the same reason they watch NASCAR races. They wanted to see someone crash and burn, especially Sarah Palin. Well, Governor Palin didn’t crash and burn. She kept her poise, polish, and graciousness. She performed well, as did Biden. Still, the debate was painful to watch …

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Rating the campaign speeches

As both a speaker and an American voter, I was keenly interested in what the presidential and vice presidential candidates had to say at their conventions over the past two weeks. American political conventions have turned into extended informercials for their political parties. The party candidates have long been selected in the primaries, and the …

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