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Clay’s Corner Episode #6: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

We’ve all heard the saying “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Well, if that’s the case, then our three kids flatter me to no end.

In my new Clay’s Corner, I look at the ways that Sean, Jacob, and Kayla are similar to me – good, bad, and ugly. I also suggest another loving Father that we can all look to as someone to imitate.

Mr. Clutch

It’s pretty well-known (mostly because I keep reminding everyone haha) that Jake won the silver medal for his age group in the Provincial Bowling Championships last month in Kelowna. That means he’s the second-best 11 year-old boy bowler in BC!

Needless to say, we’re very proud of him. Especially considering that he really only started bowling last September. So to go from a beginner to a silver medallist in just seven months is quite an accomplishment.

Believe it or not, bowling is an extremely mental game. To do well you need good concentration, you need to adjust to lane conditions, and you need to be able to block out distractions.

You need to be clutch.

Let the good times roll


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A Change in Momentum

Let the good times roll
Let the good times roll

This afternoon, I took the kids bowling at The Zone in Richmond.  It was some good family time after being away all of last week for YouthLeader.  I had a decent first game (scoring 161) and with a strong finish to the game, I was looking forward to an even better second game.

I’d say I’m a good (not great) bowler.  My average score is about 150 or so, and my best game ever is 227.  As anticipated, I got off to a great start in my second game, getting 3 consecutive strikes for a game-opening turkey.  I was hopeful of breaking my all-time high score.

Then, it all changed….just seconds before I was about to start my fourth frame.

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