Saturday, April 9, 2016


In FIRST Robotics coaches are referred to as "Mentors".  The term has acquired wide currency in recent years.  Few perhaps recall that it originates in Homer's Odyssey as the name of Odysseus' old pal who he put in charge of affairs on the home front while he went off to fight the Trojan war.

Mentor in fact did a very poor job.  Grifters took over the household and had a big expensive party. Meanwhile, on the teaching front, what wisdom was actually passed on to Telemachus, son of Odysseus, came when the Goddess Athena borrowed Mentor's physical form for a while.

But Mentors we are I guess, and after the three day slog fest of a Regional Tournament this is how we feel:

I'll have a report when I get a little energy back.

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