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On Birth, Death, Rebirth & Football  

:: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 ::

According to an article in Fast Company called "Where Do Web Sites Go To Die?" written by Fiona Haley, "The average life span of a web page is just 77 days."

Now you know what's holding your web site back from being in the top 10. Just finding a page that's still alive and kicking must take a lot of work. (No mention on where she got that statistic.)

Rebirth or Pending Passing?

And further more...Who needs SEMPO? - Part deux! by Mike Grehan.

     "Welcome to the SEMPO school for acting" is the sign which I obviously missed when I entered the meeting room.

Still Kicking

Countdown to August 29, 2004...Cre8asiteForums Celebrates its Two Year Anniversary. Let's party like it's 1999.

Happy 2nd birthday, Cre8asite Forums (Thanks Barry Welford!)


I love this new site. It's a shareware tutorial and its loaded with free information and how-to's in an easy, logical layout. Web Design From Scratch. Check out the case studies and section on Readability.

Sign up for SitePoint's new Design View. "The Useful, the Usable and the Unbelieveable in Design for the Web" is their tagline.

Birth of a Football Mom - My Other Life

Last week marked my entrance into the world of "football mom".

For years I was "soccer mom" and those balls rolled around my car. Then, it was "hockey mom", and hockey pucks smashed into the soccer balls or were left in the driveway.

As years passed and my kids got picky (they both dropped soccer), I became "baseball mom" (I'm going to be that for many years, with a leftie pitcher and catcher-son), and "field hockey mom", a game in which I still have no idea what the girls are doing out there.

I was an excited "lacrosse mom" when my daughter began scoring goals for her team, once we got her the right kind of lacrosse stick so she could "scoop" better. I have years to go being "hockey mom", since my son dreams of being a Philadelphia Flyer, (or Phillies Pitcher, whichever sports god pulls the hardest.)

But, as a new "football mom", I have to ask. What is the point of all that grunting, pushing, yelling, bashing helmets, and sweating bullets during drills in the hot sun? What drives a parent to send their kid to football practice? (In my case, that would be his Dad. "Let him try it," he says to me.)

In my town, there's over 1000 of us on the practice field, Monday - Thursday nights, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Games start in September. I watch the sun set over the hills, while my son is screamed at and pumped up in true football tradition. And he loves it. I thought my town was a baseball town, but I was mistaken. The line of cars heading to football practice is long and proud.

Are there other sports out there I need to know about? Because I'm running out of room in my car.

:: posted by Kim Krause Berg on 8/11/2004 03:24:50 PM

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