A Washington state school district has recently made the decision to ban all hard balls from the playground during recess. This includes footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls and I assume soccer balls. The reason given by the woman superintendent was that there were too many injuries caused by these items. Now one has to ask how much risk can you take out of life for these types of individuals. Do they imagine that out in the real world there is no risk at all? One of the people involved with the decision said to a reporter that as far as she was concerned one skinned knee was one skinned knee too many. Later in the day I heard a man interviewed who had a gym a block away from one of these schools and he said his kids' class was jammed. They liked to climb ropes, throw balls - even dodge ball, the new horror of school life - and other fun things. Is it any wonder he's doing well? Come On People!