February 25, 2021

“No matter how awful your life seems right now, you have something to be grateful for: You have been granted 2 billion seconds on this planet, give or take. You are a billionaire!” Megan McArdle Maybe your dog can teach valuable lessons about gratefulness.


Parental education

February 21, 2021

A very young tennis pro taught a junior group today with three four year olds. The twins arrived five minutes early with their dad as I was setting up targets and the junior net. This is when I learned that assumptions are dangerous. How naive of me to think the dad would wait until the […]



February 18, 2021

A very young cowboy is midway through a book about the 33 miners in Chile who were trapped for nearly ten weeks before being miraculously rescued. One miner spoke of ‘the 34th. miner, my little compadre.’ ‘The thirty-fourth miner is the soul of every miner who’s ever toiled, the spirit of the God who protects […]



February 12, 2021

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson


Grandpa’s chair

February 8, 2021

What if you began, as a child, to record your thoughts about gratitude…about each and every thing you were thankful for? And what if there was a favorite place in the forest you could go to where in picking special flowers you’d be reminded that you too are special and chosen to shine? What if, […]



February 7, 2021

A tennis student battled hard with her partner today. After starting slowly and losing the first set, they came back from 3-5 in the second to capture the match. Sometimes a gritty win means more than a pretty win. Way to go Lara and Shawn!


In it to win it

February 1, 2021

Chanda Rubin was commentating tonight on the Naomi Osaka match vs. Alize Cornet of France. Osaka was hitting on all cylinders and streaked to a 5-2 lead in the first set. Rubin said that she was really ‘plugged in’ from the start and it was quite a sight to behold. I wonder what being plugged […]