I am still fully immersed in the world of youth soccer (and adult for that matter) because of the nature of my job. But I'm yet again moving along into worlds I would have NEVER thought I'd venture into -- try CO-ED indoor soccer with people at least half my age...WHAT am I thinking??? Well, maybe I am not, but I do know this...It is a great deal of FUN and I would not miss a Monday night game for hardly anything (excepting a polka stomped toe...).
I set this blog up to be something of a documentation of my venture into knitting design -- and it seems to be far from...although it touches on it every so often. It looks like I have a good case of ADHD really...I am all over the place with no apparent vision, goal, mission...nothing -- just riding the wave...
The wave of orthodontics has played out...not doing it any more, dont really miss it like I thought I might. I am full on soccer now -- in capacities I would have never imagined. Try this for size...
I have recently, with the help of some great co-workers, laid out four FIFA regulation size soccer pitches on virgin grass...then learning the fine art of walking a straight line whilst laying down that 4 inch wide touch line, end line and all the other necessary lines that make up a beautifully painted pitch.
That picture posted above -- it really expresses the way my mind feels right now...kind of a jumble, yet in a place of peace -- anyone who knows this spot on the lakefront might get where I'm coming from. The title of the blog itself "du spinnst" is telling as well (its "you're crazy" in German -- something I DO hear often from the people who remember where I'd started my journey...)
So where does that leave me now? Still looking for the next path, really. Kids making the transition to adult-hood... Dave, gone mexican :)...and me, well...I guess I'll just keep riding those waves as they come along for now. I just dont seem to have the presence of mind to do much else...
05 July 2013
30 December 2011
Just finished reading a friend's blog with comments about the upcoming new year and the resolutions people make when they sense its looming presence. To paraphrase her post, "I'm not really a resolution maker"...but I'll admit it is difficult to pass yet another small milestone without at least thinking about how I can better myself in the coming year.
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21 September 2011
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14 August 2011
Anyways, this book put me to thinking. It did a fine job in my mind putting personality and real humanness to a very grandiose figure. I don't know how other people are, but I want to know what these artists were thinking, feeling, dealing with when they set some of their ideas to paper and more. What was THEIR obsession and drive to create? Now the Frank book was fiction based on facts. I know it is just one woman's idea of how it all was. But it prompted me to track down a book about a couple of artists in a "similar situation"...Gabrielle Münter and Wassily Kandinsky. The book transcribed letters they wrote to each other around 1905-1911 (dates approx.) giving some insight into what they were feeling at the time they were literally changing the world of art. They were real people, making good and bad choices, getting angry, depressed, elated, anxious, jealous...all the human emotions.
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27 July 2011
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20 July 2011
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