Rocket Run

About 10 years ago, Chuck Coble told me a story from his motorcycle days in the 70’s. He and his buddies would go out into the desert at night and one of them would go hide. That person would shoot up a flare or a rocket and everyone else would race to see who could…

May 15, 2021
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After this Week in Politics, I Know Why I’m a Football Coach

All week long, I have been ruminating on the events in Washington, D. C. and my reactions to it. I don’t want to write about that. I want to write about why I’m a football coach. Football is the ultimate team sport. It takes lots of little guys, big guys, slow guys, fast guys, and…

January 11, 2021
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15 Things I’ve Seen As A High School Football Coach That I Wish Parents Understood

These are truths I have learned as a 23 year Varsity football coach. ALL decisions — every decision, every time — is made with the following decision-making paradigm: Program first, Players second, Coaches third. There is no exception to this rule. Parents have NO idea how much time high school football coaches spend trying to help their sons. And…

December 12, 2020
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Pivot has become the educational buzz word of 2020.  I hate it. When I think of a pivot, I think of a center pivot in the field, providing water for agriculture. It’s a nice, solid, timed mechanism that moves in a predictable arc on a schedule, doing its job. Tuesday at 12:30, I found out…

November 28, 2020
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Fall Begins Haiku

Drinking my coffee Birch trees swaying in the wind A lonely leaf falls

September 1, 2020
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The Last Week of July

The Last Week of July Nathan White Aug 2 · 7 min read Leaving the pavement for a week of dirt (Photo by the author) Every year, for almost all of my life, I have had plans for the last week of July. Nothing gets scheduled during this time. Nothing gets talked about or planned for this time….

August 9, 2020
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A 4th of July to Remember

(Photo by Lynette White) Lava rocks sound different than other rocks under your tires. I have put my Jeep tires on lots of rocks in lots of places, but Rim Butte OHV Park has rocks that sound almost hollow. When they roll out from under you unexpectedly, they sound like they have space inside of…

July 18, 2020
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The Last Dance: my thoughts on watching the GOAT again

In Cocktail, a great ‘80s movie, Tom Cruise’s character, Brian, has one of the greatest movie lines ever. After a break-up, he states “Jesus, everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn’t end.” As I finished watching The Last Dance on ESPN, I was reminded of how true this quote was to the end of the Bulls dynasty. It had…

June 22, 2020
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