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The Young Athlete’s Bill of Rights

In fall, a parent’s heart turns to back-to-school. And youth sports. Football. Soccer. Volleyball. Gymnastics. We want our … [Read More...]

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Why I Have to Quit the NFL (for a while)

It’s time for me to quit the NFL. I’m gone until Commissioner Roger Goodell steps down. Any organization which is so … [Read More...]

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Scores are not results; 3 ways to a good sports experience

Do not confuse the results with the score. Youth sports – such a tricky topic. We want our kids to have fun, but at the same … [Read More...]


One Day At A Time

Learning has always been enjoyable for me. I like understanding why things are the way they are, although, to be honest, I've … [Read More...]

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Looking Back at Demons and Infinite Infinities

Have you seen the movie "The Fault in Our Stars" or have you ever read the book? It's a love story of tragic proportions. Two … [Read More...]


The Magic of (Rudolph’s) Pork Rinds

Since I was diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, crispy pillows of pigskin goodness have become my go-to salty … [Read More...]


Goggle Men Invade Earth

My son created the Goggle Men characters while playing with his Legos. He's 4. He ripped the body off of a Lego Man and … [Read More...]

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A Late August Letter from Michigan

In late August, the temperature has been pushing into the mid-80s (see footnote 1) with humidity to match. Nonetheless, it’s … [Read More...]


Back to School: Getting Back My Me Time

Not too long ago, I wrote about how everyone, including the kids, could use a break at this point. The summer has not been … [Read More...]


A Little Weirdness is Good

“People are strange,” said Jim Morrison, “when you’re a stranger.” As much as I love the Doors, I don’t doubt that if a drug … [Read More...]

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Dear Eitan: Be A Man

Dear Eitan, It's been a little while since I've written to you. We've all been busy, you and your mom and me, between work … [Read More...]


Married to a Survivor

I'm married to a survivor. On December 9, 2013, my wife had a stroke. I was at work, and my next class was about to start … [Read More...]