There’s Two of You Now

Sunday afternoon, our house. Ryan has decided to watch the Jets game. He knows it’s a key contest for the Jets if they have any hope of making the playoffs. It doesn’t go well. The next two-plus hours, before Ryan gives up and switches to hockey (long after most Jets fans had left the stadium, […]

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Fall Break

Schools were closed here Thursday and Friday for fall break. Unlike some past years, we didn’t have any elaborate plans. Veronica took off work on Thursday and I took off Friday and we mostly spent time together, at home. Ryan and I played approximately 15 games in our long-running backyard street hockey series. When he […]

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Meeting Marty

I talk a lot on the blog about how hockey is the glue that holds our little family together. I have been passionate about the sport literally since the first time I saw it as a four-year old. I have been a fan and a player ever since, and I now enjoy a rewarding career […]

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Iron Man

My great friend T. competed in the Ironman triathlon world championships in Kona, Hawaii Saturday. He earned his spot in the pinnacle of the sport by finishing with a qualifying time in another Ironman race (2.1-mile swim, 126-mile bike, and a full marathon) last year. It’s a feat of endurance, athleticism, strength and courage that […]

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Drop the Puck

Hockey’s back, which is reason enough for celebration in our house. The NHL season actually began Tuesday night, but last night was the first that all of our favorite teams were in action, and tonight is the Devils’ home-opener, meaning we will spend the evening together as a family at the site of some of […]

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