Hearty congratulations to Team USA on their victory over Canada Wednesday night at the 2007 Men's World Curling Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. With a 6-5 defeat of Sweden yesterday, the curlers have secured a spot in the final four-team tournament. Two brothers, Todd and Kevin Birr, from Mankato, Minnesota (my college town) are members of Team USA.
If you are unfamiliar with curling and want to learn more, visit www.usacurl.org. For an explanation of curling basics, with animation, click here.
Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.