The NHL season is complete, having ended Friday night when the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers in double-overtime in Game 5 to win the Stanley Cup. My job takes me on the road for the Cup Final. If any of the following sounds like complaining, that is unintentional. It is a privilege […]

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The Progress Is All Around Us

Sometimes when you’re in the thick of the day-to-day, you fail to notice significant changes that are happening right in front of you. Most of this NHL season, Ryan had a routine. After finishing his homework and eating dinner, he would head to the basement to watch hockey, by himself. He said he preferred it […]

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The Series Concludes

Ryan and I have been engaged in an epic backyard street-hockey series since the beginning of the NHL playoffs. With me getting ready to head off on a business trip, I pushed him to figure out when the series would end. Since Ryan was keeping track of everything — wins and losses, shots on goal, […]

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Ryan Watching the Sharks

Ryan Watching the Sharks

Happy Memorial Day everyone. I’ll be spending the day thinking of those that serve and have served (including my dad) and not blogging. But I did want to share this image from last night.

The Sharks had a do-or-die Game 6 vs. the L.A. Kings last night. The game started at 8 p.m. our time, and since it wasn’t a school night, Ryan agreed to stay up and watch. We fully expected him to go to bed after the first period, but he surprised us by staying up for the entire thing — and was rewarded with a thrilling 2-1 Sharks win that forced Game 7. He even got to see Joe Thornton score a goal.

I’m so proud of him for sticking it out the entire game. I love watching him watch his favorite team. He’s such an animated, and knowledgeable, fan, but because of the time difference, he so rarely gets the opportunity. It was a pleasure to watch, and a perfect cap to our Memorial Day weekend Sunday.

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