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The Great Debate

Today I went with some kicking for my 44.  I did a  right front kick – left round house for 44 reps and then switched legs for another set of 44.  

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(Hunter had American Ninja Warrior paused in the back-ground – Nice!!)

I like moves like this because they go quickly but also get my heart rate up a bit!

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Yesterday morning was truly a new experience for Chris and I – we judged a couple rounds of the high school debate tournament.

This is a ZERO experience required gig!!!

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It was really like being thrown into a hot fire – I got to the assigned room for my first round and there were 4 boys waiting outside.  I just joined them and then realized that I was the one who needed to go in and “set-up” first.  Oops!!

2 teams of 2 students + 1 judge = a full house for a debate round – WHO KNEW?!   

The topic for this year (every single round, every single tournament):  Should the embargo with Cuba be lifted.

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Because I’m not really political at all (I prefer avoiding all of it and living in my happy world!) this was a good topic for me to really just focus on which side (affirmative or negative) did the better job of convincing me that they were the way to go!

Screen shot 2013-09-22 at 8.38.20 AMOf course, the first round, since all 4 of the boys were the same age as Jordan and they were all very nervous because it was their first round of debate ever (Jordan will experience the same thing in a week or so!), it was hard to not just have my “mom” hat on   and choose both sides.

My career as a debate judge was fun but 2 rounds was enough – not sure how many rounds of such similar info I could sit through – especially since each round was about 1.5 hours!!

I still don’t really have a firm opinion on the Cuba embargo and whether or not it should be lifted but it was very cool to hear young teen-agers so passionate about the subject!

Did you ever debate in high school or college?
Have you ever judged debate?
Do you think the US should lift the embargo with Cuba?

Happy Sunday!!