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, […]Read more "There’s Two of You Now"
It may not be much, but it’s an opening. A slight broadening of perspective. A willingness to try something new. And all of those are things to be celebrated in my house the way the Baltimore Ravens celebrated amidst the falling confetti at the Superdome on Sunday night. Ryan had a dalliance with football this […]Read more "The Arc of a Football Season"
When Ryan retreats to his room and begins banging away at the computer keyboard, we never know quite what to expect. Often the result are exquisitely typed, perfectly aligned, mathematically correct NHL standings files for seasons that exist only in Ryan’s mind. The problem with those is that once in a while they don’t align […]Read more "‘Tis the Season for Sharing"
You might have picked up from the blog that I am a bit of a sports fan. Hockey, football, basketball. College or pro. I am a ticket-buying, jersey-wearing, road-trip taking, yell-at-the-TV, never-miss-a-game fan. For me, sports is the ultimate form of escapism. You get to spend two or three hours completely wrapped up and emotionally […]Read more "Sharing a Moment"
I have not been further from my house than a walk around the block since Sunday. I’m not complaining — I know how lucky we are that Hurricane Sandy spared us major damage, or even a loss of power when so many in my home state of New Jersey are suffering horribly. We have no […]Read more "Sunday – The Rest of the Story"