So mydW is out and I"m going to take tomorrow off to catch up in the garden. This is the crazy time in Rochester, MN, between the glaciers receding and the start of summer we have about a three hour window to get our gardens together. Kris and I refer to it as outdoor day. This year is even worse because we had a real winter.
Every year I look at the destruction that winter has done to the garden and wonder why I bother, I can't possibly get everything done. Every year I stop whining, put my head down and it turns out alright. Believe it or not mydW was like that too. Yes we have our share of challenges and struggles like everyone else and wonder how it's all going to come together but today I think you can see it all worked out. Gretchen and Ami have a great article about what's in mydW and I'm sure there will be more to read in the future.
Since mydW was a team effort I'm looking forward to all my dW friends reciprocating and joining me in the overcast 50 degree damp chill tomorrow to work on the garden. I won't hold my breath but just like mydW it'll turn out alright:
Retreat to get ahead
From archive: April 2009 X
I constantly harp on my kids about skill and technique in everything they do. There is no detail too small, no skill too basic or trivial. You can imagine how they enjoy hearing it.
Unfortunately my kids play soccer. Now I love to watch good soccer as much as anyone (reference: Spain embarrassing Germany) but youth soccer is mostly random booting, pinball played on a big, grassy field. If I'm going to be forced to watch them play they're going to do it with skill and technique.
To that end we host Brazilian coaches every summer. Brazilians are widely known as the masters of soccer. They all came out of the Brazilian youth academies and are on scholarship here. The coaches spend the summer here in Rochester coaching local youth teams and hanging out at our house. It's crazy but we love it, they've become family:
So if you're going to learn soccer get yourself some Brazilians. If you want to be a better developer come to dW and read our articles, participate in our communities, blogs, forums, wikis etc etc.
PS: That is a real Kaka jersey signed by Kaka. Junior's brother played professionally with Kaka's little brother.