Discover your inner child with The Big Jewel! This week we bring you a delightful tale inspired by the recent New York Times Magazine cover story on child athletes: Duck, Duck, Greatness by Mollie Wilson An eager gaggle of schoolchildren sit cross-legged on the gravelly ground, holding their breath, half-praying, half-dreading that they will be called to compete. Around the perimeter stalks Justin Maloney, chanting a steady mantra: "Duck. Duck." He pats each child's head with methodical precision, never faltering. "Duck," he says again and again, as the children squirm impatiently. Finally there is a barely perceptible break in Justin's even rhythm, and as his hand comes down on a neatly-braided head, his lips speak the fateful word: "Goose"... For the full article please visit http://www.thebigjewel.com To subscribe or unsubscribe from this email list please email list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with your request.