Showing posts from January, 2008

Every once in a while.

Last night I interviewed a basketball playing junior - her name is Tasha. The team Tasha plays for is not experiencing much besides the "agony of defeat" this season. As of this writing they are 1-12 (one win, twelve losses). Tasha's coach related to me that she had given the girls on the team a little talk after the Holiday break. She told them that she really needed some of them to make an extra effort to step up and help create a positive atmosphere in practice and at games - even if the team was not doing well.
Tasha heard the word and responded at the very next practice. She started giving words of encouragement to her teammates and helping other players. During a game against an undefeated team she led the team in points, steals, and in assists and helped everyone play their best to the final buzzer even though they lost by 18 points.
When I asked her about it, Tasha summed up her transformation with these words.
“I hate it when I feel like I am not doing my best,” Ta…

Why I didn't vote today in the MI primary.

Nope, didn't vote today in the Michigan primary. I do not agree with the policy that we have to declare our party preference in order to obtain a ballot and that if we declare ourselves to be a donkey or a elephant we limit our choice to that party.
Michigan moved its primary date up - you know so we could get all kinds of national attention and vacationers/media/candidates all coming here to enjoy January in Michigan (ha!). The donkey party demanded that MI not do that. Michigan legislators ignored the demands of the dems and as a result several of the democrat candidates had themselves taken off the ballot.
So we have imcomplete ballots AND we have to declare our party preference. No thank you.
Oh, did I mention that this total waste of time is going to cost Michigan a minimum of 10 million dollars that we DO NOT HAVE?
Bring on the $10k a year, part-time legislature PLEASE.
Vote the bums out and lets get some people in there who listen to their constituents.