World Cup Soccer and Writing

Posted by mcm0704 on July 16, 2018 |

Since I like to celebrate strong women in my books and on my blog, I want to say how impressed I was with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović when the Croatian Soccer Team lost to France in the final game of the World Cup. The internet was filled with pictures of her celebrating the team despite the […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 6, 2012 |

There was an interesting column in The Dallas Morning News last week that was written by a teacher, Jay Riven. He wrote about how troubling it is that children are given trophies at the end of a losing season in soccer or baseball. He mentioned how many trophies his young daughter had just for participating […]

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Whose Ball is It?

Posted by mcm0704 on March 3, 2010 |

A couple of weeks ago I posted an excerpt about soccer from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck. A number of readers responded to the story of beginner soccer players and how much fun it is to watch, and the readers asked if I would be posting more soccer stories. There […]

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Who’s Turn is it to Kick?

Posted by mcm0704 on February 19, 2010 |

I realized today that it has been a while since I shared an excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck. The following is from a chapter on soccer, a sport that dominated our lives for many years. Enjoy…. Long before anyone heard of Soccer Moms and Sarah Palin, I was […]

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