Not from Around Here, Bowling has Been Embraced as True Americana

"Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature." -- John Gielgud It’s still pretty snazzy for being one of the oldest of sports. Bowling may feel like an aging 50’s darling but in fact is holding up pretty darn good for being 5,000 years old. It actually dates back to ancient Egypt but found its American roots through Dutch settlers during the 1600’s. Through the end of the 19th century, bowling was like almost everything, primarily a man’s sport with centers attached to saloons. Women bowlers were hidden from view and allowed access to the alleys only when not in use by their male counterparts. In 1907, all that nonsense changed. St Louis bowling alley owner and s

The Value of Play: Proven to Feed Success and Well-Being at Every Age

"A person’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play." -- Friedrich Nietzsche Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about play. Probably because it’s summer. Some people seem to have play down to a science. Lots of practice makes them experts. Others are programmed for productivity, with many things to be done and goals to accomplish. For them, play rarely makes the list. It’s not often someone does both well. It doesn’t help that life is busy. Over-packed schedules for both adults and kids leave less time for everything, especially play. And for the older set, it’s hard to justify time for pleasure when the list of responsibilities is long and time is

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