Free! Or as they sing in Burundi, Sina Mali Sina Deni!

I love synchronicities.  Last week I blogged about getting to sing with Stevie Wonder at a recent memorial service and on Facebook this morning one of my friends posted a Stevie Wonder video… Continue reading

We Lost, We Won; Either Way We Had Fun…

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about buying a book about soccer by famed Uruguyan writer Eduardo Galeano.  I haven’t made it through many pages of Soccer in Sun and… Continue reading

Soccer Dreams Without Borders

If you’re not traveling to the developing world any time soon but you’d still like to get a soccer ball to a kid, you might want to check out  Soccer Dreams Without Borders,… Continue reading

Whether it’s Soccer or Basketball, it’s Nothing But Nets!

Today’s TWB blog comes courtesy of Mike Lebow.  As most everyone already knows, college basketball’s March Madness tournament begins tomorrow.  It is one of sport’s most popular events and even those who don’t… Continue reading

Travel With Balls — Like Stevie Wonder Sings, Always!

Here’s a picture of Stevie Wonder, Niki Haris and the Agape International Choir throwing down on Always.  (The song’s real title is As but everyone always calls it Always so let’s roll with that!)  To see the… Continue reading

Sunday Matinee

Sunday matinee double feature… Travel With Balls!  Peace & Blessings, Jan

What Better Way to Roll Into the Weekend?

This picture taken by Kyaw Kyaw Win, which was published in the 9th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest.   http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/9th-annual/9th-travel-6.html#IMAGES It combines so many of Life’s finer things: travel, soccer, kids,  joy, spirituality and mystery… Thanks to… Continue reading

Messi’s 5 Goals in a Single Game…Simply Amazing!

Today we turn our attention to more uplifting things.  Yesterday, the world’s greatest footballer (soccer player), Lionel Messi, scored 5 goals IN A SINGLE GAME!!!  Messi’s team, FC Barcelona crushed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1… Continue reading

Let’s Have the Balls to Bring Joseph Kony to Justice!

Anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to travel in Africa knows how friendly and beautiful the children there are.  They are like gorgeous flowers filled with joy and hope, their smiles as… Continue reading

Of Soccer Books and Independent Stores…

“The pages that follow are dedicated to the children who once upon a time, years ago, crossed my path on the Calella de la Costa.  They had been playing soccer and were singing:… Continue reading