Here we were, outsider another hockey arena, trying to figure out what to do after our planned dinner destination didn’t pan out. It was not lost on me that I dug up and posted an old blog entry about this very topic, and how a last-minute change-up in dinner plans turned what should have been […]
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Ed. Note: I’m one of those people who has 50,000 emails in their work inbox at any given time, going back about five years. I was searching for something from that time period the other day, when I stumbled upon the following. It was a blog post I wrote, but never published (nor quite finished) […]
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I had a birthday the other day. Not a milestone one, but rather a run-of-the-mill, another-year-older-and-slower one. I was thrilled when Veronica and the kids “surprised” me at the train station after work and took me to dinner at the local diner. It was a perfect cap to a low-key day — a meal with […]
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Ryan is going through a rough stretch with one school subject, which has ramped up his anxiety to a very high level. Homework and study sessions have become an exercise in frustration. Ryan becomes a hive of frenetic activity, focused solely on trying to finish the work as quickly as possible. The problem with that […]
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My son has a remarkable memory. When applied to the subjects that interest him, its power can be breathtaking. His ability to recall the dates and scores of thousands of NHL games is so stunning that it has left us with mixed feelings. Of course I love to see the full abilities of his remarkable […]
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