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April 29, 2022

Musings of a Soccer Dad- why single sport specialization isn’t good for kids

By John R. Dockendorf I never thought I’d be a soccer dad. I always envisioned that weekends with my four kids would be spent hiking in the woods, skiing, or mountain biking. Instead, Jane and I spent many years; and dozens of spring, fall, and even winter weekends dividing and conquering as we figured out […]

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April 29, 2022

The Benefits of Adversity; a Geopolitical Perspective

By John R Dockendorf   “It is an illusion to think that more comfort means more happiness. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk and to be needed – Storm Jameson The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan, a fascinating book, posits that though technology is […]

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