Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Andrew was not asked to join the new Tournament team, after playing with them since January.

We had been preparing him for the reality that this might happen, and he seems to be taking it pretty well. The manager called today and spoke with Andrew, and then Jennifer. Although he gave some reasons as to why Andrew was not chosen, the phrase "my hands were tied" concerning a vote by the other LL managers doesn't mesh with what the website says - that the managers' vote was only advisory. But I know that there are a lot of forces at play in choices of these teams.

I guess I am just being a protective parent for Andrew. No one wants their kid denied an opportunity (which I and others thought he deserved) based not on his effort, skill, and sportsmanship, but on personality and other maneuverings.

So we will play Second Season beginning in July, and look into some camps for all three boys in Fall/Winter.