Summer is over.
My younger sons are going to have to get use to waking up early again, come Monday morning.
Starting school on August 11th? Total rip-off if you are a kid!
But many a mom is smiling...
Back to school also means one big thing:
Football days are here again!
This will be my last year to coach my son Jackson in youth sports (sniffle).
After this year, he will enter the middle school system and hopefully move on to some great coaches.
It’s too early in the season to tell if we have a great team yet.
For those of you who read this blog last year, you may recall that our Cinderella team went all the way to the state championship.
This year, I just want to enjoy the ride—regardless of the outcome.
However, it will be impossible for me to remain silent here if there are some proud dad moments. Consider yourself warned.
A lack of blog posts from me usually denotes busyness. I don’t have time to run my mouth when in start-up mode.
I am thoroughly enjoying being a part of the Franktown Rocks team.
Start-ups can be a bit of a hair-raising ride but fortunately; I’ve been to this Bar-B-Que before.
You can say I have my start-up calluses.
Either way, I feel fortunate that I love what I am working on.
I’m reminded of one of my favorite passages from the 5th chapter of Ecclesiastes:
“To enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life--that is indeed a gift from God. The person who does that will not need to look back with sorrow on his past, for God gives him joy.”
We hit a great milestone today on the website: 60,000 user accounts!
What does that mean?
It means that 60,000 kids from all around the world signed up to play on our website!
We have been rolling out new features every few days—and at long last, we opened our movie theater.
I was able to contribute a clip from one of my favorite underground movies: Hellzapoppin.
When I attended the Sorbonne in Paris as a young starving college student, my friends and I would frequent the many revival theaters that still exist in Paris.
There was one in particular that had shown the same two films for the past 10 years: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and…Hellzapoppin.
My friends and I must have watched Hellzapoppin at least 20 times.
It’s definitely an acquired film taste but one that is permanently etched in my memory.
This clip has some of the most intense swing dancing I have ever seen.
Me, personally? I can fall around onstage with a bass strapped on—in front of thousands of people—and not think twice about it.
But, put me on the dance floor…and I have two left feet.
I guess we'll see what new dance steps the coming fall will bring...