What is the Sporting Metaphor?

Finding the Balance in Sports

I have a love/hate relationships with sports. On the one hand, I follow a few select teams:

  • The Portland Trailblazers,
  • The Seattle Seahawks,
  • The Seattle Mariners,
  • The Vancouver Canucks,
  • The San Francisco Giants,
  • North Carolina State University teams (my undergrad alma mater) and,
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

(Yes, I am very used to disappointment. Thank you for asking.)

On the other hand, I don’t actually watch games and I tend to have more criticism of professional sports than I do praise. Yet, as I said, I do ‘follow’ sports. For the most part, that means looking at box scores, reading recaps, and watching highlights online.

In order to come to terms with all this, I figured out a few important truths about sports: Continue reading


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The Art of the Belly Presentation May 13th in KC

Feeling slap-happy about my talk

I presented at the Pecha Kucha (Japanese for chit-chat) gathering on May 13th and have uploaded the video from the evening. Read more about the Pecha Kucha movement here. (The KC chapter is here.)

The short version is that it is a forum for thinkers to present their ideas. The rules are simple: you have 20 slides that advance at a rate of one every 20 seconds (no stopping, pausing, speeding up, or slowing down). This means that every presentation is exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds long.

Read more about the Sporting Metaphor project and The Art of the Belly and be sure to check out the video.

Or simply watch the video here…

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