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Watching Soccer Through a Feldenkrais Frame

If I think of achievement principally, I find that some part of myself is always left out. – Moshe Feldenkrais, Amherst Training If Moshe Feldenkrais hadn’t nearly destroyed his knee in a soccer match as a young man, or if he had chosen risky surgery to repair it, he wouldn’t have developed his groundbreaking method that allowed him … Continue reading


Confessions of a “Soccer Aunt”

When I learned that one of my nieces had three soccer games in the space of a few days, I thought I’d go to one since I’m temporarily in the area. Just one game. Just to see her play. A little. Maybe I wouldn’t stay for the whole thing. I’ve never been drawn to watching team … Continue reading

More on “No”

Flipping through the New York Times over the weekend, I was struck by two powerful “no” stories, coming on the heels of my last post. One was about a Ghanaian-German player on an Italian soccer team who, in reaction to racist taunts from fans of the opponents, kicked the ball into the stands, removed his … Continue reading

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