Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2009 - (Page 44)

Throwing My Loop 10,000 Hours! BY MICHAEL JOHNSON DID YOU EVER know what we might call a “natural?” We all have. We’ve all seen the high school kid who could throw a baseball 90 miles an hour. I remember a left-handed sophomore who could throw the football 70 yards on a rope. Watching him throw that ball on a string, the only visual after-image left in my brain was my momma’s clothesline. And then there was that 14-year-old fiddle player in that beer joint, playing behind a wire cage. I never will forget him. He not only made all those redneck beer drinkers stand still and listen when he played; he made the angels weep. No training necessary, these were people who could do it from day one. I went to school with some of them – those who made straight A’s and never cracked a book. We’ve all known naturals, right? If only we had been born with their skill, their talent, their hand-eye coordination, or their IQ, then life would have made a lot more sense. Things would have been a lot easier. 44 • Second Quarter 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2009

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2009
From the President
Energy Conservation for Small Utilities
Sounds Too Good to Bet True...But It's Real!
Algae to Biodiesel
Wind to Water
Utility Management in a Down Economy
Waterbrick: Bulk Water Delivery System Pulls Double Duty as Shelter
Five Attributes of Inspirational Leaders
Regulatory Update
Rally Wrap Up
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2009