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Back to School: Year 2 August 20, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Blogging, Celebrities, Coaching, Discipline, Exercise, Family, Fitness, Flatulence, Food, Football, Love, Nutrition, Parenting/Children, Sports.

Once again, we’ve taken our oldest son back to college, moved him in, and said our “goodbyes.” Though I would have presumed that sending him off to school would be easier this year, it wasn’t.


What made it harder? The myriad of ways we spent time together this Summer. (more…)

Art of Failure Part 2: 3 Ways to Learn from Negative Feedback November 10, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in anger, Coaching, Discipline, Education, Exercise, Family, Football, Learning, Love, Management, Parenting/Children, Self-Worth, Sports, Success, Workplace.

In the first half of this essay, I talked about ways to give effective negative feedback. This is difficult, because we’re conditioned to be negative in unhealthy and destructive ways, which encourages some to abandon negative communication altogether.


I’m convinced that negative feedback has been given a bad rap. Regardless of whether it’s in connection with correcting the behavior of children, players, or subordinates, I’ve seen evidence that some of the greatest in any particular field seem to draw inspiration and strength from past failures. Ultimately, where’s the balance? Why is it that negative feedback has such a positive effect on some, but such a negative effect on others? How much is it dependent on the recipient? (more…)

Why Are Sports Important? July 15, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Coaching, Education, Exercise, Family, Football, Parenting/Children, Sports.

I have an ecclectic collection of friends. Some of them are “into” sports, but many are not. Invariably, the friends who are not involved in sports (either themselves or by way of their children) are baffled by my love and passion for most any type of sport.


Calculating American Stupidity June 2, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Celebrities, Exercise, Fun, Humor, Religion, Philosophy, and Science, Stupidity.
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There are any number of metrics that people regularly apply to guage IQ. In the United States, this is sometimes hotly debated, but frequently demonstrated.


As Menken observed, it is hard to lose money underestimating the intelligence of the middle class. Accordingly, there are times that the stupidity of the American people can be easily measured. Today appears to be one of those times. (more…)

No Need to Send Out a Search Party… April 29, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Exercise, Fun, Sports.

I survived the Mini-Marathon! Though my time was worse than last year, it was better than I had expected (I averaged approximately 9:55/mile pace), given how little I’ve been able to train and that I’m about 15 lbs heavier than I was a year ago.

All in all, I’m happy to have finished, to have pushed myself, but to have not pushed too hard.

Now if you’ll excuse me, my 45 year-old legs need a serious nap!