Basketball Enemies, Parenting Teammates

The day after a favorite sports team’s season ends brings with it a special kind of mostly meaningless sadness. I say mostly meaningless because, unless you’re a gambler, the outcome of a game rarely has lasting implications for fans. That doesn’t make the heaviness-of-heart any less real. Yesterday, in a day Veronica and I have […]


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Swoopdie-Swoopdie Goals

Like a lot of kids, Ryan has some wonderfully creative language all his own. We don’t hear much of it anymore, but I cherish the few instances it pops up, a reminder that childhood isn’t quite done. Among my favorite original phrases is a recent addition. Any fancy goal in hockey, one that involves slick […]

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