Liam Connolly

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Life (Abroad)

13 March 2017 · · Uncategorized · 0 Comments

I’m staying for a second year. I made the decision about 3 weeks ago and the news was shared a few days thereafter, so it’s not quite as momentous as one might think. That said, it hasn’t completely sunk in or become apparent to me. Between the grind at work and family and friend visits.

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Storytelling

6 February 2017 · · CTC Ten Safe-Hub, Football, Khayelitsha, kids, Soccer, Uncategorized · 0 Comments

We’ve all got stories. We have short stories, long stories; stories about fun, folly, freaking out, failing, and finding our ways. It’s probably not too much of a generalization to say that for many of us, there are a select few we carry in our back pockets—they’re stories we’ve polished over many retellings, deliberately meandering.

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The Power of People

24 December 2016 · · AMANDLA, kids, Leaders, Staff · 0 Comments

The holidays are a fantastic time of year to be with those you love. In the American northeast, the region I call home, the warmth of family, leisure, and reconnecting with old friends always presented a nice respite from the increasingly cold and shortening days. It’s a time of thanks and reflection during which I.

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The Beautiful Game

27 November 2016 · · AMANDLA, Cape Town, CTC Ten Safe-Hub, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Manenberg, Soccer · 0 Comments

On Monday, it was with a predominantly white South African and expat group. After work, I trekked out to Table View, a neighborhood about 30 minutes north of city centre along the coast to play with my summer league soccer team. The quality of competition isn’t the highest as we managed our second blowout win.

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Software, Good Referees, and Program Design

24 October 2016 · · AMANDLA, kids, Soccer · 0 Comments

Soccer is a simple game made difficult by the players. A teammate shared that statement with my while playing soccer in university. I can’t really argue with it. In theory, the game is so simple. In practice, I’ve given it over 20 years of my life and am still so far from having figured it.

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