Nora had some basketball games this weekend and I was reminded why referees are necessary boundary markers for the games we play. When there are refs, but clear violations of rules are not called, things just get out-of-hand. And they did in one game. In the other game the refs made it clear from the start that they would call penalties which kept the game in good competition. Also a float in Amazon Creek, which flows near our house as seen on my run yesterday.

Coach discussing with the kids during a time-out. Nora’s coach is Mr. Calm – the eye of the storm – watchful, guiding, helpful, respectful and always teaching.
The float in the creek. It looks like a serious type of float to me and I have no idea how it came to rest there.