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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.

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...

Walk On…

“It happened. And we move forward.” Aye! Coping mechanisms. Gotta love ‘em! In this life, there are many. Psychologists have refined explanations for how...

We Share Equally

He was an elite pilot – with firm beliefs about a few things. He was a family man during a time when being a...

Some Silken Moments

Ahhh, Ha! We have it, yes! Right where we left off – in my post from last week…you remember, right? We were talking about...

For Generations to Come

Can you imagine birthing a child – a child that looks, acts, thinks, does, and is – nothing like you? Like, this is your...

You Tell Me…

Parks and Recreation Magazine is the official publication of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Interestingly, the March issue of this magazine introduced...

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