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CAREFREE JAMAICAN YOUTH PUT A SMILE ON THE FACE

  “Yah mon, no worries, be happy” The beautiful island of Jamaica is a wonderful place to spend a week just relaxing, eating some jerk chicken, lounging at the beach reading a book, and riding a zip line through the rain forest. Marcia and I fully enjoyed our time together there. Then one morning in the middle of my hourly ... Read More »

THE GOLDEN AGE

Hi Tom -   Your article reminded me of growing up in our small town, White Bear Lake, MN in the 40s.  We played all of the games unsupervised (including street and backyard rink hockey), but in the summer, baseball was IT, or softball – when the girls joined in.  We had several vacant lots; a regular baseball diamond and ... Read More »

SPORTS WITHOUT FANCY EQUIPMENT CAN BE DONE

Dear Tom Kuyper; I enjoyed reading your column that talked of imagination and desire being more important than money for kids’ success.  You nailed it.  I am retired, college professor, grandpa to two kids, and a former poor boy from the wrong side of the tracks.  My home was where the paved roaded ended, and the other road was dirt.  ... Read More »

SPORTS WITHOUT FANCY EQUIPMENT CAN BE DONE

Dear Tom Kuyper; I enjoyed reading your column that talked of imagination and desire being more important than money for kids’ success.  You nailed it.  I am retired, college professor, grandpa to two kids, and a former poor boy from the wrong side of the tracks.  My home was where the paved roaded ended, and the other road was dirt.  ... Read More »

OVERCOME TEMPTATION TO GIVE UP WITH A COACHABLE SPIRIT

Why give up when you can still play? Why stop playing basketball just because you’re a little shorter than the other boys my age? Ben Grimm is the perfect example of that guy who didn’t give up. He could have, but decided that he would work harder than the others to make it. Okay, he probably doesn’t have an NBA ... Read More »

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