Tag Archives: family

  1. Boomer Team Mom Leads The Way

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    November 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    The cleave in the sports world breaks as clean as a perfectly cut diamond. On one side are sports without …
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  2. A Sport Boomer’s Trip

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    August 22, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    WITH HIS WIFE AND MOTHER IN LAW A high school reunion brings ’em back, friends and teammates. You see the …
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  3. The Build Up, The Fall Down

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    July 24, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Building anything makes you a better person. You needed something, so you built it. You saw something and couldn’t find …
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  4. The Tough Mudder Reviewed By A Fodder

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    July 11, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Tough Mudder adventure racers show up like zoo live stock after the gates were left open. It’s a migration pushed …
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  5. Oregon State Races The World, And Wins

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    June 20, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    What are the hallmarks of a champion once you get past the trophy? Blink past the glare of the gold …
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  6. Wrestling With The Devil

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    June 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    BOOK REVIEW All great stories are about journeys, either internally or externally. Wrestling With The Devil is both. From The …
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  7. The Standard Post

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    April 30, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Most professional blog sites agree on word length. Make a post between 350-500 words. I post with a longer count. …
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  8. Sports Moms On The Ropes?

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    April 13, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Not This One (posted on oregonsportsnews.com) A young athlete’s parents try to make things better in their family, in their …
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  9. Sports Injuries: Once They Heal, Why Do They Still Hurt

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    April 11, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    The Big Brace (courtesy of orthopedicresources.com)

    No Pill Gonna Cure That Ill (also found on oregonsportsnews.com) You get hurt eventually. Maybe a knee, probably a shoulder. …
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  10. Wrestling In The Heart Of Portland

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    April 10, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Follow The Beat Urban life grows more imposing the closer you get to Burnside. The pretty lights you see from …
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  11. The Wrestler And The Damage Done

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    March 30, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    or, How Not To Deal With Unruly Children Disclaimer: I was one of the guys who said they’d never get …
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  12. 121st Think Tank Exploration, vol. 2: Blog And The Brain

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    January 6, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Real writing? (inspired by Seth Godin) DG’s B&B depends on professional staff to get things right. Dr. Clockenhand, Director of …
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  13. Sleeping Bag Spam

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    July 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    IS THIS NEW? “Great blog here.” That’s how it starts. I like how it starts…it’s my blog. Then: “Now I’m …
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  14. 5 Woes Of Wrestling Momma

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    May 14, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Heritage Starts Here  This scene plays out all across the Unites States:  Every season of every sport brings out the …
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  15. 7 Mother’s Day Dampeners

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    May 11, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Father And Bad Step-Father Response 1.  The kids forget Mother’s Day cards. Father: “Let’s make something together.”  Step-father: “Try and remember …
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  16. FAT: Fatherhood Admission Test

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    April 26, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Who’s Your Daddy A strong male presence in the household is a good thing?  That’s the common solution for single mom’s with …
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  17. MAT: Marriage Admission Test

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    April 25, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    It’s ‘I DO’, Not ‘It Sounds Like A Good Idea’ How many times have perfect love birds taken it to …
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  18. OHAT: Oregon History Admissions Test

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    April 12, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Pass / No Pass

  19. New Wrestlers, New Coach

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    April 5, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Old Sport Who does a young man call when the at-risk youths he works with show too much energy for …
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  20. Sauna Difference – 7

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    March 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Mom To Mom Schooling  A sauna is no place to parse words.  Not when it’s 180 in the shade.  In this oven, there’s …
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