Monthly Archives for November 2011

Coaching Clinic-Learn How To Tear Your ACL

In July 2009, I was preparing to coach the 11 year old girls travel soccer team. This was my first foray into the travel circle, and I had coached in-house teams for 6 years prior to that. Apparently, the former … Continue reading

22. November 2011 by George Righter
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Disguised As Air

Recently while taking a walk along the Canal, I saw a young chap about 40 yards in front of me, facing a tree, while holding 2 hands in front of him, down near his waist. Guess what he was doing? … Continue reading

16. November 2011 by George Righter
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A Thankless Job

“Coaching is a thankless job” I will always remember the President of my local soccer league addressing the room full of parent coaches.  Boy, was she correct. I first volunteered to coach soccer when my daughter turned 5. I signed … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by George Righter
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Electric Bass Guitar or Upright Bass?

Recently I got back into playing jazz standards. These tunes are timeless, the swing is second to none, there is room over the melodies to improvise, and there is some opportunity for decent pay at some local lounges. But in … Continue reading

07. November 2011 by George Righter
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Youth Athletic Coaching-It’s For The Kids!

Since I started coaching my kids’ various sports teams during the past 9 years, I have had the ability to meet some interesting kids and typically, rather interesting parents. This blog is not meant to be provocative in any way, … Continue reading

07. November 2011 by George Righter
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The Old Man and His Dog

Every evening, right around 6:30 sharp, we would see an old man s-l-o-w-l-y sauntering by on the path. Then sure enough, about 50 yards behind him, would be his old dog following him. The dog was clearly old, and clearly … Continue reading

07. November 2011 by George Righter
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Memoirs From The Delaware Canal

Almost four years ago, my wife and I purchased a home that backs to Washington Crossing Historic Park, and the Delaware Canal Towpath. We were used to privacy, so our new yard, with plenty of “visitors” took some getting used … Continue reading

07. November 2011 by George Righter
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George Righter’s Music Biography

I started playing guitar when I was 16 years old. It was around 1982, and I had entered high school. A friend across the street played guitar, and I thought it was really cool. So I asked for a guitar … Continue reading

07. November 2011 by George Righter
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Bar Codes: Between The Lines

Bar codes seem to be everywhere! But let’s remove their mystery: bar codes are just another way of writing—they simply replace manual or key entered data. Bar codes encode numbers and letters by using a combination of bars and spaces … Continue reading

04. November 2011 by George Righter
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