I grow a white rose
in july as in january
for the sincere friend
who faithfully offers me his hand
But for those who cruely tear out
my still beating heart
neither nettles nor thorns do I grow
I grow a white rose
-Jose Marti “Cultivo una Rosa Blanca” as translated by some blogger
Before we get started you need to go read:
- Jonah Lehrer’s post Basketball and Jazz at wired.com. A post which reviews research explaining the mental aspect of rebounding. In essence, Rebounding more than a learned skill is a rare skill. The implication is that it should sought and prized.
- Then you can follow up with Prof. Berri’s writeup of the piece: Rebounding is a Mental Skill .
This is yet another brilliant piece highlighting the value of rebounding.
We’ve been here before and old arguments die hard.
I therefore decided in the interest of prevention to beta test a new feature we’ve been debating privately. The intent is to forestall some common arguments by putting together a nice compilation of some of the rich & varied material that has already been done in a particular vein in one place.
Get ready for Argument Stoppers: Rebounds are Overrated rev.1.
We start simple by quoting Pat Riley: “No Rebounds, No Rings”.
We move to one of mine:
The Rebounding Myth
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”-Albert Einstein
I wrote in a private e-mail today:
“Yesterday’s piece was one of those pieces that just happen. I’d been working all weekend on some consulting work I need to hand in and when I went to write the Around the Wow piece the quote “oh the places you’ll go” popped into my head. Before I knew it, I was looking up Dr. Seuss books.
For some reason, my spontaneous/unplanned stuff can be really good (the last 4 pieces were all like that), whereas some of the more thought out stuff leaves me unsatisfied. Weird.”
This is fortuitous because two days ago I wrote a post on the 100 worst seasons/players since 1978. This inspired some familiar responses.