Pipeline at Scrimmage Fest 2017

The 2017 Scrimmage Fest was held 12 August. Multiple Pipeline Soccer Club girls’ soccer teams competed. The scrimmage fest provided the opportunity for a team to play against four other teams. Each game was 30 minutes. Two of my granddaughters were on teams. Autumn played for the Pipeline 2010 girls’ …

Am I a Writer?

I am not a writer if what many writing blog sites tell me is true. I would agree if I didn’t know better. The blogs tell me that a “real writer” writes every day or they suffer withdrawal. Writing is an addiction that must be fed constantly; writers never take …

Pipeline Soccer Club Spring Tryouts

It is the time of year when Pipeline Soccer Club (PSC) conducts its tryouts. Over the next two weeks, players will compete for places on teams that will play this fall. I have several interests in this year’s tryouts. Many of the boys I help coach, Pipeline 2008 Gold, will …

Pipeline at the 20th Annual Old Line State Classic

The Pipeline 2008 Boys Gold team competed in the 20th Annual Old Line State Classic in Jarrettsville, Maryland, 29-30 April 17. This was the first tournament of the year for this team. The first game was against TOWSON UNITED(HAMPTON). The boys had a slow start. Towson won 4-2. The first …

Amanda Post Spring Tournament

Pipeline Soccer Club 2008 Boys Gold competed in the Amanda Post March 2017 soccer tournament. The results were less than spectacular, one win two losses. But the win-loss does not reflect the growth in the boy’s technical skills or understanding of team play. The first opponent was the weather. We’ve …

Writer’s block, when it strikes

Writer’s block, the bane of every writer *so I have read* struck. All day, off and on, I struggled to find a topic for this week’s blog. I considered an update to Kiliane’s Rage. I am working the revision with the goal to send it to beta readers in July. …

Soccer and the Gym Floor

Soccer is a young person’s sport! A hard-learned fact, at least for me, is that I don’t heal as quickly as once did. Another hard-learned fact is that my body has more places to hurt than I remember. I assist my son-in-law, Brad, coaching soccer. He is the coach…I am …

Is having fun not enough?

  The question asked is having fun not enough? Must winning be the only acceptable result? Before I explain why I ask, a brief interlude to discuss the status of my writing. My novels are lonely! The Christmas season is in full bloom and I have the post-nanowrimo malaise. This …

Pipeline Soccer Boys 2008 Gold

Pipeline Soccer Boys 2008 Gold (https://pscboys2008gold.shutterfly.com/) I was blessed to be assistant coach for the Pipeline Soccer Club (http://www.pipelinesoccerclub.com/) Boys 2008 Gold team. It has been a pleasure to have coached this team of fine young men. Labor Day Tournament The team began practice in August in preparation for the …