Ok, like many of you, I have had it. I confess. I quit. I’m worn down. 45 and his gang of mind marauders have done me in.
Not my spirit, but my attention.
So starting this week, no more 45. My protest is going to be devoted to anything worthy of our attention. And my hope is that we can sustain one another this way.
Always the context is, of course, the Despots and the Cowards of Congress, but our days will be no longer wasted on what we can’t do a damn or holy thing about.
I had lots of responses to last week’s post, many of which wondered what the coach and his family had to say about it. So I asked their permission to offer their comments to you and they said,
“Take absolutely anything.”
So here is some of what they had to say. Oh, and one correction: I neglected to say that Coach Morehouse achieved 600 wins faster than any coach in history from any division. Now, what coaches come to mind? Rupp? Wooden? Summitt? Krzyzewski, Smith? Knight? Nope. It was Brian Morehouse. And his daughter, Meg, plays as a first year player on his team.
Here Coach/Dad’s own words:
Delicate balancing act. Sometimes the coach’s kid gets the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes she’s held to an unrealistic expectation.
What we really need is for Jack and Meg to hang out as coaches’ kids 🤔😁
Today is a new day. We are one more ACL tear into our season, coach thinks a new offense will work, assistants think and think and think, and meanwhile somewhere in England or Rome or Munich or Shanghei, no one gives a shit if we win or lose. So coach goes to work early because, well, you have to win the next one.
And from wife/mother Liz:
A coach — always the topic of conversation.
No matter where his wife sits…..
by the parents–my kid doesn’t play,
by some fans–your daughter should play more,
by [others]–the player needs to shoot more,
she needs to stand up faster,
the coach needs to give her an opportunity.
The player hears her teammates and wants to fit in,
the player wants to please her dad.
The Dad wants to play her more,
the dad’s ability to access her talent is blurred in all directions–playing her too much, not enough.
They win together. They lose together.
TOGETHER~Yes, win/lose let’s stay together. Till next week with a whole new, kinda, approach
Aubade for Today
When the morning comes,
that’s when you can do
what the morning hopes
you will do. You don’t
have to. If you do
though, it will then
all change. And it will
be noon and time for
a sandwich, or you might
keep going until the moon.
We are working at rescheduling the reading at The BookNook & Java Shop in Montague thanks to the kindness of owner Bryan Uecker.
On Valentines Day at The Bookman In Grand Haven there will be a heart-fun reading with Greg Rappleye, Jane Bach, D.R. James, and moi.
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