I'm looking to build a list of reasons to agree or disagree... This is all I have so far: Please help!

Sports have been pretty fun for the Michael Laub family

Background, context, and Assumptions
Executive Summary: So far James has done:
  • Soccer
    • 2 season in Chicago (Red Devils. 
    • 1 season in Denver
  • Tee-Ball
    • 1 season in Chicago (Pirates)
  • Basketball
    • I helped coach 2 intro to basketball courses
  • Rock Climbing
    • I took two climbing classes with James. 
  • Swimming
    • 2 or 3 learn to swim courses in Chicago
    • Classes with Mrs. Lori in Denver
  • Tennis
    • 1 short class in Denver
James being aggressive
He actually got a little bit of air!
I'm not sure what is going on here
James especially did well towards the end of the season, becoming pretty aggressive. 

2012 James Soccer
James told me that soccer is his favorite sport. Then rock climbing. Most of the other kids have played before (he is kind of old I guess to be starting) but he is having fun.

I think it moves faster. I'm helping out coach a little, and am thinking about coaching next year.

He plays his 2nd game this week end, and his grandparents may be able to see him.
James at the back of the line for one of his soccer drills. 
His Soccer photo turned out much better than his school photo 

Kids like (and are are like) wild animals

Kids like (and are are like) wild animals 

Reasons to Agree: 2
  1. Animals are cool.
  2. Seeing wild animals connects people to millions of years of hunting: which has historically included risk and adrenalin. It seems almost natural to start chasing wild animals. 
  3. Seeing wild animals connects kids to another world, and so it is eye-opening, which can be fun and interesting..

James and Geese on the Payette Lake

Images that agree

Big Horn Sheep, Rocky Mountain National Park, 2014
Phil looking at an Elk in Estes Park, 2014
A bare we saw in Estes Park, 2014. Megan kept saying all the guys were trying to get closer, but the women were protecting the kids.
Big Horn Sheep, Rocky Mountain National Park, 2014
This is a photo of a mother "merganser" with its baby riding on its back. My kids and I watched it on the Payette Lake which is in Northern Idaho (2012).

A photo of a Stellar's jay, on the railing of my cousin's cabin in McCall Idaho (2012)

Do you have any cool wildlife photos? Maybe I should take it up as a hobby.

Osprey and James at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012
Osprey at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012
Osprey and James at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012

A Frog we caught at the local park

Webpages that agree:

  1. Laub Life: The Robin Has Landed
I don't know what type of bird this is, 2014, Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Not so wild animals

3.  A worker at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise Idaho: Peregrine Falcon, 2012

Grandma, Grandpa, and James Birds of Prey 2012

James, Ali, and Carlene with a wingspan at the Brookfield Zoo (2012)

James with a California Condor wingspan at the Idaho Birds of Prey (2012)

James, Teddy Roosivelt, and some bass at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012

Ali is a good artist

Ali did this awesome picture. I love the fish floating all around. It is a sketch within a sketch. She based it on my sketch of a sketch below. 
The lake that I worked at in the summer of 1995, sketched from my freshman dorm room that fall. 

Andre Breton is not the father of surrealism

Pretty good detail

I tried to do some combined art, but it needs some work...

Ali hard at work