We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Friday, June 10, 2011

Feel Good Basketball

Coach Reich & an IMHS player
Indiana has produced another classic feel good basketball story in the tradition of Milan High School, the small town that won Indiana's 1954 state basketball championship against improbable odds, a feat subsequently featured in the 1986 film, Hoosiers.  Under the leadership of Coach Nick Reich, the Indianapolis Metropolitan High School men's basketball team won the 2011 Class A state championship.  Metropolitan High is a charter school founded in 2007 to give urban students a second chance at a high school education and getting into college.  The school doesn't even have its own gym.  Reich was the school's social worker and used his skills, his own life experience, and a healthy dose of patience and trust to mold his players into a winning team.  Check out the story and expect an eventual movie on Coach Reich and his team, the Pumas, probably to be titled Hoosiers II.