I’m at TD Garden in Boston today, site of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. I’m here for work, which means I’m apart from my wife and children. I’m not complaining. I am incredibly lucky to have a job in a field that I love that provides […]Read more "The One Who Isn’t Here"
One of Ryan’s early social studies assignments this school year required him to write a brief essay about the upcoming presidential election. His first effort produced a paragraph in which he declared he would not vote if he had the opportunity because waiting in lines is stupid. I believe in my kids’ right to express […]Read more "At the Intersection of Hockey and Politics"
There is a theme to many of the posts on this blog. Ryan will always find ways to maintain his routines, even when we change his surroundings. Monday’s post, in which Ryan found a way to watch NHL highlights while playing at the Winter Classic, reminded me of a similar situation on one of our […]Read more "Reordering His Own World"
If you’ve been reading this blog, you know by now that Ryan pays a lot of attention to the NHL. After flirting with being a fan of my favorite team, Washington, he has settled on the San Jose Sharks as his no. 1. The reasons why are not entirely clear. I tried to dissuade him […]Read more "Of Rivals and Rivalries"