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Dr. Rodney Blackman

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Dr. Rodney J. Blackman is the Chair of Recreation Management at the United States Sports Academy, and can be reached at rblackman@ussa.edu.

If I Had a Tail…

Mac-n-cheese dinners – Members Only – Late night Crockett and Tubbs – The Breakfast Club – The Grapevine – Zuma Beach – Helmets? –...

Best in Show!

We love our pets, ohh yes we do! For those out there who are doubters, or skeptical, or maybe even cynical – well, sorry,...

a…FORCE

There are some things that cause us to STOP, and admire. In sports and recreation, this is often performance oriented. As the college and...

More to the Picture than Meets the Eye

The recipe for a good story – 4 ingredients: Background, Conflict, Climax, Resolution. Background…et al… No one is more fierce than someone who has nothing...

What a View!

The story is told of young boy, growing up in the mountainous region of western North Carolina. As you may know, this area of...

Parallels: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This entry is part story, part puzzle. Are you up for it? Let’s hope so! And puzzles are recreation, right? Leisure? Right on! Ok –...

Superman Curl

To get on in today’s world of sports, and recreation, and tourism business…it seems we must do more than wear our hair with a...

The Lady of Reason

Over the past 50-60 years, the law has played an increasingly pivotal role in sports and recreation. I think we realize this, at an...

Honesty

The #7 most stressful job in the world, according to Forbes, is: Being an On-Scene News Broadcaster/News reporter. I don’t know if the “what’s so...

Fair Play to You, Ms. Mowins.

Years ago – when she was still honing her craft – sometimes it seemed like – she was reaching. Like she was using the...

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