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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.

A Long Way

There are people out there, who, right now, are scared for their life. They’re scared that life as they know it will be forever...

Ernie and Arnie Get Together and Call Themselves an Institute…

Admittedly, there are some things that are not good enough to amuse a child. And there is compelling truth in the belief that everybody is...

ARPA District 7 Meeting in Foley Well Attended

The Alabama Recreation and Park Association (ARPA) District 7 meeting was well conceived, well organized, well presented, and well attended. This group, led by...

August Destiny

The story is told of a young lad who, in a span of 3 – 4 years, was destined to forever shape the lives...

Check Yourself – Before You Wreck Yourself!

Experts tell us that doing things for the right reasons is equally important as just doing them. They also tell us that doing things...

Empty as a Pocket

Our greatest fear now is – being bored. What!?! Yep. But wait… To keep us from boredom… There are some quickly growing sports all across the land Lacrosse,...

Ten Lessons from Wimbledon in Progress

For fans watching the tennis championships at Wimbledon for the fortnight that started July 3, there are likely to be several lessons one might...

Luck is a Skill?

Some people believe in luck – some people do not. Some pray for…while…others steal. Some people believe you make your own luck, and others manage to...

Breath of an Angel…

That kid! – Wow! What a great kiddo!! Absolutely classic smile right there, uh huh!!! Wow! Wow! Wow! And he’s an All-Star at age 6....

The Perfect Crash

Life is not tried… It is merely survived… If you’re standing outside… The fire. Profound, eh? Life is not tried, it is merely survived, if you’re standing outside...

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