This past week I was the director for our chuch vacation Bible school (VBS) program.
I will be honest. It is a job I never wanted and wouldn’t have taken if I had known it was part of the committee I agreed to be on. But, I decided that my attitude needed to be ‘get r done’ and not ‘woe is me’.
It turned out to be a very good week. We had way more kids sign up than we expected - there were even 10 that signed up on the first day. There were over 40 volunteers that steppped up to help and another 30+ that donated food.
It got to be a long night for some of the little ones. One boy entertained himself by pulling the fire alarm. One girl simply sat down at one point and started to cry because she was tired. Our preschool team leader recruited a small army to help keep track of all the littles and make sure everyone was accounted for at all times.
One thing that especially struck me was that the older kids (who could walk or ride their bikes/skateboards) kept arriving earlier and earlier every day. VBS started at 5:00. The first night, some showed up 10-15 minutes early. The next night they showed up 20 minutes early. The third and fourth nights, they were there 30 minutes early! I hastily created a slide show of the pictures we had taken to keep them entertained while they waited for the start.
It was good to be all together again and to have a building buzzing with energy and shared purpose. We are fortunate to be in an area where COVID seems to be at arm’s length for the moment. It felt a bit like ‘normal’ again.
Back to the purpose of Corn Nation...football is almost back! The Big Ten Media Days are coming up soon and the Huskers chosen to represent Nebraska were announced. I’m sure there are some wondering why Adrian Martinez isn’t going, but I’m not concerned. My assumption is that he has a class or something else going on that is hard to get out of. The three Huskers chosen are all top-notch leaders and will represent the program well.
Huskers announce player reps for B1G Media Days | KHGI
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will head to Indianapolis next week for B1G Media Days, and Aurora’s Austin Allen will help lead the way. Allen, Ben Stille, and Deontai Williams will serve as the Huskers player representatives
Incoming Nebraska athletic director Alberts confident in Huskers’ approach to new NIL rules
Incoming Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts is confident in how the Huskers will handle the new rules surrounding student-athletes’ ability to make money off their name, image & likeness.
HUSKERONLINE VIDEO: Celebrating the life of Huskers Great Sam Foltz
HUSKERONLINE VIDEO: Celebrating the life of Huskers Great Sam Foltz
Photos: Ben Stille, JoJo Domann welcome youth football players to camp | Huskers | nptelegraph.com
In an example of name, image, likeness, Huskers Ben Stille and JoJo Domann hosted a youth football camp Saturday. Journal Star photos by Eakin Howard.
Next level Huskers spirit as Cade Povich autographs a Camaro
Cade Povich was drafted by the Twins Monday, in the third round and Thursday night he signed autographs at Bellevue West.
Returning the Huskers to a Homegrown Theme | Yardbarker
The image of Trev Alberts leaving the football field for the final time as a Nebraska Cornhusker has stayed with me over the years. Alberts, a consensus
Recruiting tip from former Husker leads to latest commit for Nebraska volleyball program | Sports | yorknewstimes.com
Andi Jackson, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker from Brighton, Colorado, committed to the Huskers on Wednesday, and went public with her news one day later.
Huskers Help U.S. to Fifth-Place Finish - University of Nebraska
With a roster that included three Nebraska freshmen, the United States placed fifth at the 2021 FIVB U20 Women’s Volleyball World Championship, which concluded Sunday.
Husker seniors JoJo Domann, Ben Stille host free football camp
Close to 150 kids attended the camp at Speedway Sports Complex in Lincoln.
4-star Husker target sets decision date
our-star athlete Jaden Mangham announced on Sunday that he will make his decision among several programs on Aug. 1.
Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308
Olympics: USA Basketball’s bad week from losing to COVID-19
Team USA men’s basketball dropped its first two exhibition games, then COVID-19 protocols happened and now, the team is hoping its new members and NBA Finals players will have enough time to mesh.
Pittsburgh Pirates swipe 3 runs off bizarre mistake by New York Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker
The Pirates swiped three runs Sunday when Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker mistakenly batted a fair ball into foul territory, prompting a wild argument in which New York manager Luis Rojas was ejected.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s perfect answer for how he keeps his ego in check - SBNation.com
You have to watch Giannis’ answer on how he’s learned to approach the game of basketball.
Running to Stand Still by Pur Biel | The Players’ Tribune
Pur Biel hid with his mother and brothers in the bush to avoid government troops when civil war was ripping Sudan apart in 2005.
LeBron James tweets about tequila bottle under his NBA Finals seat
“BYOT.” LeBron James tweeted a response over fans noticing a tequila bottle under seat during Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Bucks and Suns.
How a Small French Newspaper Began the Tour de France ‹ Literary Hub
Henri Desgrange watched the celebrations pass by on rue du Faubourg Montmartre. Crowds renewed themselves along the blister of a road through Paris’s ninth arrondissement, on the Seine’s right bank.
More Noise and Other Disturbances
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Belly Button | HowStuffWorks
HowStuffWorks explores little-know facts about belly buttons, like why there is lint inside and why some people don't have a navel.
Teen Invents Clever Fire Extinguisher to Save Your Home When You’re Away – and He’s Donating All the Profits
Arriving in the fire-prone region around San Francisco, Arul Mather promptly invented a fire activated stationary extinguisher to help.
Dutch queen and robot open 3D-printed bridge in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch Queen Maxima teamed up with a small robot Thursday to unveil a steel 3D-printed pedestrian bridge over a canal in the heart of Amsterdam's red light district.
It is only a temporary bridge, but on made of 3D printed steel certainly caught my attention.
Florida man tries to throw live gator onto building's roof
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told police officers he was “teaching it a lesson" when he tried to throw a live alligator he had stolen from a miniature golf course onto the roof of a beachside cocktail lounge, authorities said.
Moo-ve It Or Lose It: Cows Bring Alabama Highway Traffic to a Halt
A pair of runaway cows brought traffic on Interstate 59/20 near Vance, Alabama, to a standstill for a short time...
I know nothing.
Focusing on Blue - 10 Projects
we'll explore why our eyes are unable to focus on the color blue, and how we see with our brain as much as with our eyes
I don’t think the article helped me understand why, but it was still crazy to see the effect.
Another Week - Another Poop Article
Chinese ships have dumped so much poop in the South China Sea, you can see it from space: report
Sewage discharged from more than 200 Chinese vessels around the contested Spratly Islands is causing extensive damage to coral reefs.
Dino dumps: World’s largest fossilized carnivore poop now on display at the Orlando Science Center
Anyone who gets excited about excrement is going to want to run to the new Poozeum exhibit at the Orlando Science Center, stat.
Then There’s This
Soldier Survives 15,000-Foot Fall And Crashes Through House After Parachute Failure | IFLScience
Residents in California were greeted with a surprise when a paratrooper crashed through a neighboring house after falling 15,000 feet.
Have a great week Corn Nation!