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In Others’ Words: Active Patience

In Others’ Words: Active Patience

hey I spent part of Sunday evening at the Olympic Training Center watching the awards ceremony for the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship, where the U.S.A. Men’s Volleyball took the gold medal. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the upper part of the gymnasium wall decorated with quotes. QUOTES. While we waited for the ceremony to start, I alternated between taking pictures of t... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Unique Power of Attitude

In Others’ Words: The Unique Power of Attitude

Attitude. Attitude. Attitude. Our attitude takes us a long way in athletic competition, doesn’t it? Our attitude takes us a long way in life, too — which is a certain type of competition, when you think about it.  If you’ve been part of the ongoing conversation on this blog for a while, you know I wasn’t much of an athlete growing up. As I explained to my volleyball playing... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The purpose of defeat and victory

In Others’ Words: The purpose of defeat and victory

We’re gearing up for volleyball season in the Vogt household — and the season lasts a long, long time. There’s the school volleyball season, which runs right into the club volleyball season … and that ends about the same time as the school year ends. Yeah. And then this summer? You got it. More volleyball. I’ve learned so much watching my daughter compete. About winni... Read More »