The Sharks and the DVR

When Ryan decided, all on his own, to become a San Jose Sharks fan, I tried to talk him out of it for a couple different reasons. One, he was moving on from my favorite team (the Washington Capitals) to a team that was basically its West Coast equivalent. The Sharks have authored a number […]

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The Seeds of Self-Advocacy

Hockey is back. You know how I know? Saturday night at 7, just as one of the biggest college football games of the year, Alabama-Texas A&M, was winding down, I was forced to surrender the living room TV for a preseason game on NHL Network. Johnny Football ain’t got nuthin’ on Evander Kane, Alex Ovechkin, […]

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Microscopes vs. Telescopes

Other than my parents and brother, I can’t think of anything else in my life I have cared about as long as the Washington Capitals. I was born in Washington and went to my first game at age 4 or 5. That was in the late 1970s. That first outing ignited a life-long love of […]

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On the Road Again

I’m short on time, but long on memories of a weekend road trip to Washington with Ryan. With Riley hosting a birthday slumber party, it was time for the boys to vacate the premises. For the second straight year, the NHL playoff schedule cooperated, allowing us to catch a Saturday afternoon game against the Rangers, […]

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Once More Unto the Breach

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. — King Henry V, encouraging his troops in Shakespeare’s Henry V Starting things off with a little Billy Shakes this morning. (Sorry mom, I had to Google the phrase to learn where it came from. I spent […]

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