Your Winter Wonderland of Artificial Intelligence

  It’s that time of year…listening to Christmas music all day, relishing Bing Crosby and skipping Josh Groban. One of my favorite Christmas songs is “Winter Wonderland” (Written by Richard Smith and set to music by Felix Bernard). I especially love the Martina McBride version, because duh, Martina! The second verse in the song says, […]

The Fields That Built Me

In my last edition of Stoll on Sports, I ragged pretty hard on the state of youth sports, particularly the win-at-all-costs culture it has created, and the harm it causes young athletes physically, mentally and emotionally. I still stand by those remarks, but this edition is going to take a lighter tone to the same […]

Bucket List 12 for 12

Do you have a “Bucket List”? If so, what’s on it? I have a relatively informal one, but one item that has been on my list as long as I can remember is attending the NCAA Division I Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. This past week, thanks to the graciousness of a dear […]

Is Your Organization in Athletic Position?

My kids are playing coach-pitch baseball this year for the first time. I love baseball and softball, so it makes my heart so happy that they are loving it. One of the things we’re working on with them both in the field and in the batter’s box is to be the good athletic position. Up […]

Live a Zip Ties and Duct Tape Life

A couple weeks ago my husband surprised me with a late graduation gift that I’ve been eyeing for quite some time: A brand new mountain bike! To say I was ecstatic is an understatement. I love mountain biking. Am I good? No. Do I try? Yes. In case you’re curious, my new bike’s name is […]

5 Take-Aways from the 2019 National Sports Forum

I’m writing this week from the 3rd and final leg of my recent travels, at the home of the new Bob Stoops coached XFL team, Big D. This time I’m traveling for pleasure, to celebrate my sweet blue-eyed, red-haired niece’s first birthday. Happy birthday Avery Claire! But it was my second stop – Las Vegas […]

The So What of Sports

Let’s briefly talk about the “so what” of sports. What am I talking about you ask? Fair question. Let me explain. You see, I’m writing this post from the Kansas City airport on my way back to Colorado from a remarkable experience attending the WIN for KC Annual Women’s Sports Awards Celebration. I was invited […]

The Engagement Overload

New thoughts for the new year. Is our passion for sports fading? Before you jump down my throat with a staunch “NO!”, hear me out. Just a bit of tech stuff. Photo: Gigaom In our technology-crazed era, it seems to be less and less about the actual thrill of competition, the unknown outcome (unless you […]

Yep, It Takes a Village

Growing up, I remember watching the show The Wonder Years and the iconic song that intro’d each week’s episode…”With a little help from my friends” by Joe Cocker. I can still hear that raspy voice welcoming me into the life of Kevin Arnold. Did you know the song was originally written for John Lennon and […]

A long look back at the blink of an eye

I’ve often heard that when it comes to parenting the days are long, but the years are short. I think there is truth to that statement in really any effort we take on that has its ups and downs, its moments of pure joy and great despair. Marriage. Careers. Projects of any sort. Here’s an […]