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Recently, an academic by the name of Johannes Haushofer received worldwide kudos for publishing online his “CV of failures”. A professor at Princeton who teaches psychology and public affairs, Haushofer’s CV includes degree programs he didn’t get into, research funding he didn’t receive and paper rejections from academic journals. Haushofer first wrote the CV of […] […]
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West Michigan Archery Center offers instruction for adults and youth. Photo by Howard Meyerson
By Howard Meyerson
Six years ago, the project was just a dream — a hopeful wish to create a West Michigan archery center where Olympic hopefuls and experienced and novice archers could gather, practice and advance their skills. Today that wish has become a reality, and the organizers behind the West Michigan Archery Center say its trajectory is on target.
“We’d like to be open 20 percent more and have more time for activities, but we are operating in the black and are starting to realize our capacity,” noted Josh Zuiderveen, a WMAC board member. “We’re open year‑round and have activities there seven days a week. But it’s a volunteer‑run facility.”
WMAC, which opened in 2014 at 3500 10 Mile Road NE in Rockford, is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the sport of archery. It is…
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By Yuri Alkin
They say that once upon a time, there lived a man who wanted to achieve everything he was capable of achieving. He was obsessed with this desire. He ate, slept, and walked with one and only dream: to die, having accomplished every single thing he was able to accomplish.
There were so many things he could do. He felt like the whole world could be his, if he only set his mind to it. At times, he was even horrified by the powers hiding in his mind and heart. He was certain—in fact—he knew that his potential had no limits. He knew that he could accumulate power that would dwarf the power of ancient kings; he knew that he could write books that would shake the minds of generations to come; he knew that he could invent things that would forever change the lives of millions of…
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A few weeks back I posted an article comparing some of the top bows that I had shot at my local archery shop, Hit or Miss Archery in Albuquerque, NM. I was in the market for a new bow because my Xpedition Xcentric 7 was stolen back in November. After spending a few weeks considering what I ultimately wanted in a bow, I was finally able to pull the trigger and order a new bow.
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I have always fancied taking up archery, so when my friend RJ invited me to come up to our local sports centre and shoot with her, I gladly accepted. It quickly became evident that it would be a good idea to take some sort of lessons, so I signed up for a six week beginner’s course.
Me and RJ
Here are some of the things I learnt:
- Even though I am right-handed, I am a left-handed archer, because apparently I aim entirely with my left eye.
- This makes it awkward in several respects, because it means I have to fasten my arm guard and nock arrows on my bow with my non-dominant hand.
- I also feel really puny because my left arm is only strong enough to manage a 14lb draw.
- Although I love the idea of the horse bow, it is much easier to sort out components for a 14lb…
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I highly recommend this story. Very inspiring indeed!
An inspiring story
A business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.
Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said. After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.” He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.” Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.
The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in…
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