WOW....what a tough year to begin my reign as commissioner!?! Not only did I have the resurrection of our beloved Fatman overshadowing my Coronation, but then Joel and Carrie bring Cooper "Mr. Steal the Show" Atkinson. I think topic number one at the winter meetings is locking this guy up to a position in the SLA offices(I'm thinking Commissioner-in-training!). But serious, WHAT A YEAR!!!!!!
I hope everyone had a great time and traveled home safe. Can't wait to see you all at the… Continue
"God is love and those that abide in love abide in God and God in them." - St. John
I love the word "abide". It speaks of a gentleness and comfort. When we "abide" with another we rest in the security of our love and the peace that true friendship gives. That is what we did this past Championship week. We "abided" with each other in quiet moments and raucous cheering. We shared in the "nacho man" chant and cheers for the Sharks and the Wolves in the Kids Championship Game. Hand… Continue
Well, after 14 years away, I returned to the SLA championship competition day. I had high hopes for what I would find, and to be sure, the SLA did not disappoint! Of course, the games (nacho, nacho man) were great. There were the completely fun games between teams there for a day of fun. There were (I want to be your nacho man) the expected "high testosterone" games, found among the playoff games. The highlight among the games, though, were the (nacho, nacho man) kids… Continue
Added by Dennis Doren on July 19, 2009 at 1:56pm —
It's official. We have cooties here in Princeton and cannot come to Stoopball this year to celebrate the 25th year extravaganza with you all.
Rachel has the Swine Flu and is contgagious until Sunday. She is on medication, and it seems she started treatment early enough that her symptoms are pretty mild. Nonetheless, we are watching her carefully, as she has a "compromised immune system". We fully expect her to be back to her usual self by the end of the week---delighting us with her… Continue
Added by Ginny Bryant on July 15, 2009 at 5:48am —
Well, it's go time here at World Headquarters! In two days, the out of town staff begins to arrive. Food is ordered, suppies are coming in daily, and the excitement is building! We're ready! Kinda!
We have spread the mulch, wacked the weeds and pruned the trees and bushes. The flowers are growing, the solar lights are just about set, and the Kid's Kamp is ready! In another few days we'll have local corn and tomatoes!
Well, how good is your memory? I was part of the SLA, including some winter meetings, going back to the early to mid 1990's. With that as my credential, however, I figure I am, or should be a member of the SLA forever. (Big hint: I was married to Susan McD. back then, and was on "Carol's team".) Of course, I have formally "become a member" on the website, just to avoid the appearance of special treatment.
I have a question for you, as I just do not… Continue
Added by Dennis Doren on July 5, 2009 at 12:57pm —