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May 30, 2011
June 16, 2011
Gary Willis has a ALL_THINGS_SHINING
great deal of fun
getting in jabs at As we all know, real (The "Shining"
Dreyfus and Kelly's intellectuals are authors' love of
apparent love of above the merely atheletics
sports. physical joys of appears to be
athletics. PSYCHED strictly as a
An early icon in my life--
which was not exactly dominated
by a love of team sports-- SCHOOL_OF_PAIN
was The Spike in volleyball.
When conditions were right,
there I would be, up in the air
with my hand in just the right
place, reacting "instictively"
without any of the self-conscious SPONTANEOUS_COMBUSTION
reflection that (rightly or
wrongly) I felt excessively
dominated my teenage life.
"The Spike", for me, was
doing it right the first For someone who's really serious
time, without effort. about volleyball, I doubt it
would be perceived in quite the
Real volleyball players have
memorized strategies for
performing spikes, and they
drill in performing them on
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