Just back from almost a week in Panama & I continue to be amazed by the power of a ball to bring people together to play & get outside & live life. Lots of little kids & adults playing & lots of older folks gathered watching & talking. From the back streets & slums of Panama City to the fields around the coffee country of Boquete, a ball can bring people together.

& here is a point for you to ponder:

‎”Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men full of talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence & determination alone are omnipotent.” – President Calvin Coolidge