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Durability in Bodies, Barrels, & Bars-Vintage Playgrounds

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Posted on by Ron Jones

Durability can be defined in brief as “the ability to withstand wear, pressure, and damage.” Vintage playgrounds were durable…for decades. So were the kids who used them. Real steel. Quality weather-worthy equipment that provided endless fun and some real fitness too. A few bumps, bruises, and scrapes definitely built up some tougher kids than we…… More

Sports Without Honor-Elite Illiteracy

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Posted on by Ron Jones

What happens when a culture honors sports more than the historical lessons of “building better citizens” through physical education as opposed to building more awards through a single sport?  Enter the latest sports scandal with American swimmers at the Rio Olympic Games where their dishonorable behaviors have become an justifiable embarrassment to their whole country.…… More

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