Monday, October 21, 2019

Quote of the Day

The Marine Corps was the first father figure I had ever known.

Arthur "Art" Buchwald

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Kari Wins Sharkathon!

Leon & Kari spent the weekend at Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) for Sharkathon:


It's been nearly a month since last jobs post, so here are the latest:

First Colony Swim Team part time assistant coach

City of Mineral Wells recreation coordinator

Twin Lakes Family YMCA senior aquatics director

Williamsburg Settlement Swim Team summer league head & assistant swim coach

Texas A&M swim camp counselor

City of McAllen pool manager

White Rock YMCA aquatics & teen director

Carroll ISD assistant age group swim coach

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

I think that the good and the great are only
separated by the willingness to sacrifice.

Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr., a.k.a. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Monday, October 07, 2019

Quote of the Day

Work is accomplished by those employees who have
not yet reached their level of incompetence.

Laurence Johnston Peter

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Quote of the Day

The only time a woman really succeeds
in changing a man is when he is a baby.

Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, a.k.a. Natalie Wood

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Quote of the Day

We can't have two standards, one set for the dedicated
young men who want to do something ambitious
and one set for those who don't.

Paul William "Bear" Bryant

Monday, September 23, 2019

Quote of the Day

Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day.  And
don't lose the passion and the love for what you do.

Nadia Elena Comăneci

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Reading Henry David Thoreau's "The Maine Woods" and this passage really stood out.

They're hunting moose at night in/near what is now known as the 100 Mile Wilderness: 

Once, when Joe had called again, and we were listening for moose, we heard, come faintly echoing, or creeping from far through the moss-clad aisles, a dull, dry, rushing sound with a solid core to it, yet as if half smothered under the grasp of the luxuriant and fungus-like forest, like the shutting of a door in some distant entry of the damp and shaggy wilderness. If we had not been there, no mortal had heard it. When we asked Joe in a whisper what it was, he answered, "Tree fall." There is something singularly grand and impressive in the sound of a tree falling in a perfectly calm night like this, as if the agencies which overthrow it did not need to be excited, but worked with a subtle, deliberate, and conscious force, like a boa-constrictor, and more effectively then than even in a windy day. If there is any such difference, perhaps it is because trees with the dews of the night on them are heavier than by day.

Quote of the Day

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

via Wikimedia Commons

Vincent Willem van Gogh

Monday, September 16, 2019

History Repeating

Texas Girls Coaches Association News

Just got this via email from TGCA.  Notice requirement to be member before November 1:

The Board also voted to split Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year for swimming and diving.  One athlete will be selected as Athlete of the Year in swimming and one athlete will be selected as Athlete of the Year in Diving in 4A-5A-6A.  One Coach of the Year will be selected in swimming and one Coach of the Year will be selected in diving in 4A-5A-6A.  As with Track & Field, the nomination process is the same, but you MUST designate whether you are nominating the athlete or coach for swimming or diving.  This can be done on the nomination form under the comments section.  All coaches and coaches of nominees must be a member of TGCA before the November 1st deadline to be eligible for honors.

Not a member?  Visit TGCA here

Quote of the Day

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you
love, you have to find the courage to live it.

John Wallace Blunt Jr., a.k.a. John Winslow Irving

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Quote of the Day

Everyone is a genius at least once a year.  The real
geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

via Wikipedia

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Friday, August 23, 2019


City of Mineral Wells recreation coordinator

City of Baytown athletic manager

Rockwall ISD assistant club coach

City of Freeport recreation supervisor

Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

You can get so wrapped up in performing
well, that you don't compete well.

via NBA

William John "Billy" Donovan Jr.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Quote of the Day

Commitment separates those who live their
dreams from those who live life regretting
the opportunities they've squandered.

William Fenton "Bill" Russell

Monday, August 19, 2019

It's been a while...

...since I've used the Fishin' tag!

Bobby reeled in (then released) a 5'6" bull shark in Matagorda a couple of weekends ago:

This caught my eye in Leon's room.  He missed out on first place by a half inch:

Quote of the Day

You haven't taught until they've learned.

via The New York Times

John Robert Wooden

Sunday, August 18, 2019


via abc

Listen to and/or read a transcript of a recent Academic Minute on the topic of Revenge here


MD Anderson Family YMCA youth development director - sports & aquatics

High Tide Swimming (Round Rock) swimming instructor/swimming coach

USA Management (Prosper) aquatic director

Schertz Family YMCA swim team coach

City of Denison assistant swim team coach

Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

We're either winning or learning.  It's not
winning or losing, it's winning or learning.

via The Calipari Foundation
John Vincent Calipari

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Quote of the Day

If you're not teaching it that way, you
must be allowing it to happen that way.

via VintPrint

Nicholas Lou "Nick" Saban Jr.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

Love is suffering.  One side always loves more.

via liveabout

Catherine Fabienne Dorléac, a.k.a. Catherine Deneuve

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Elite Swim Program assistant age group coach

Texas Terrapins Swim Team head coach

NITRO USA team coach

Alcuin School varsity assistant swim coach

Trotter Family YMCA youth development director - aquatics

VillaSport assistant swim team coach

Texas A&M University - Commerce coordinator of aquatics & special events

Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

Tradition is a set of solutions for which we have
forgotten the problems.  Throw away the
solution and you get the problem back.

via Bytes

Donald MacDonald Kingsbury

Friday, August 09, 2019

Quote of the Day

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.  For
this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.

Russell Wayne Baker

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Quote of the Day

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.

Russell Wayne Baker

Wednesday, August 07, 2019