Making Hockey Hold Still

“Hockey won’t hold still for a portrait.” The words are not mine, but they echo in my head as if they were. I am trying to force myself to take a mental picture of all that we are experiencing, so that I may remember it forever. So that I may capture and describe it later. […]

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My Traveling Companion

The last time Ryan had a triennial re-evaluation for ongoing eligibility for special services, the psychological profile including the following statement from the evaluator: The family has gone on many enjoyable trips to places like Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York City and Long Island. In the years since I could add the following: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., […]

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Deja Vu

I don’t have time to write much today. I am traveling again for work. Not complaining, this is one of the perks of the job: getting to attend the NHL’s major events. This time, it’s the NHL Draft in Pittsburgh. I love this event for several reasons. Watching these 18-year-old prospects, who have worked and […]

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Playoff Time Is Family Time

The NHL Playoffs began on Wednesday night, the start of a two-month marathon that will conclude with one team lifting the most famous trophy in all of sports. Players will lose teeth, shed blood, break bones and suffer all manner of horrific injuries … and continue to play. When the champion is finally crowned, a […]

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