Notice the concentration on this 8th grader’s face; you’d think the world depended on this one free throw.  The tense neck muscles, laser-like stare and tongue sticking out the side of her mouth are all signs of pressure or intense concentration.

The tongue is a special family trait I believe has been passed down through generations.  Her Dad did the same thing while dribbling a soccer ball when he was young;  now, only when lining up a delicate putt.  Her great-grandfather did it when doing anything intricate with his fingers, like working with nuts and bolts or untying the knots in his shoelaces.

I’m glad they never took up poker.

Thought for the Day:  Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.   P. J. O’Rourke

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