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Under Pressure on Modern Family

I was recently thinking how ABC’s Modern Family just isn’t as good as it used to be (for me) and that I kind of watch it out of duty nowadays. And then, BAM! They produce probably one of their better/best episodes ever. It revolves around high school anxieties, SATs, and college admissions: “Under Pressure.” The theme is certainly timely since this is the time of year many high schoolers start hearing back from college and university admissions offices. The unquestionable hero of this episode? Claire Dunphy. You have to watch the entire clip below to find out why:

Coaching By Grace

Coaching By Grace

Growing up playing basketball, I had lots teammates, all of whom were very different. Sensitive players. Coach’s pets. Troubled prodigals and hot shots. And then some that should not have made the team but wore their jerseys on game days with more gratitude than all the rest (think Landry from Friday Night Lights). I think […]

High School Never Ends?

High School Never Ends?

While we’re on the subject of young people, Jennifer Senior’s “Why You Never Truly Leave High School” in New York Magazine is an absolute goldmine on the topic of identity. High school has long been understood as an incubator for identity formation, but it’s still fascinating to read about the research behind it, particularly why […]

God...and High School Wrestling?!?!

God…and High School Wrestling?!?!

If you watch SportsCenter, or read ESPN.com, you’ll have heard about Cassy Herkelman’s victory over Joel Northrup at the Iowa state high school wrestling tournament to become the first girl in the history of the tournament to win a match. The twist? Northrup defaulted, rather than wrestle her. The reasons Northrup gave for his decision […]

The Blue Movie and the Old Story

The Blue Movie and the Old Story

Continuing with our series of entries from Judgment & Love, here is David Browder’s chapter. Again, J&L is a collection of 35 true-life stories illustrating the powerful truth that when love is shown in the face of deserved judgment, lives are changed. To order your copy at the reduced price of $10, go here or […]

NetFlixPicks (vol 1)

NetFlixPicks (vol 1)

Subscribing to Netflix, a mail-order movie rental service, also entitles you to unlimited online viewing (with Mac, PC, PS3, Xbox and, coming, soon, Wii) of a fairly wide selection (thousands) of movies and television shows. From time to time, I will offer my picks of the best of online streaming. Just to put this into […]

The Making of an American Solider

How an American soldier is made Being unemployed for a while, I’ve found a lot of time to kick around on the Internet. One of the blogs I read, Kottke.org (a liberal arts blog) posted a link to a pictorial essay by the Denver Post that follows the life of a young man from High […]

One More Basketball Post: The Law Shall Never Pass Away (Mt 5.18)

One More Basketball Post: The Law Shall Never Pass Away (Mt 5.18)

From espn.com comes this touching story about the grace shown by one basketball team towards another: “Milwaukee Madison senior Johntell Franklin, who lost his mother, Carlitha, to cancer on Saturday, Feb. 7, decided he wanted to play in that night’s game against DeKalb (Ill.) High School after previously indicating he would sit out. He arrived […]