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Parents’ Love, Shown in One Photo

Not that I’ll ever doubt how much my parents love me, but if I did, this kind of thing would just wipe it away immediately. If you visit my parents’ house, you’ll see this on the main coffee table in their living room: That’s my book, U2 – A Diary. It was published in 2008. […]

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Why I Hate “Cool”

There’s nothing more uncool than “cool.” And people who feel they have to try to be “cool.” And the things they do or say in the name of being “cool.” Yawn. Boring. Dumb. To clarify, I’m not talking about the word “cool” itself; if I see something on TV or online that’s interesting, I’ll still […]

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John Wooden Quote #20

We played ten times for the national championship while I was coaching at UCLA. Each time we were fortunate enough to win. And each time near the end of the contest when I felt we had the game in hand, I told the team during a time-out, “Now, remember when this game is over to […]

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John Wooden Quote #4

The person you are is the person your child will become. That is sooooooo true. If you don’t know what this post/series is about, see the John Wooden tag and specifically the first quote I posted.

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Music Tells Me I’m Getting Old

My son, Sean, just turned 10 and is becoming as big a music fan as I’ve been since about the age of 12. Up until recently, Sean has mainly followed Dad’s musical tastes: He loves U2 and has even been to one of their concerts; he listens to Coldplay; and he’s taken a liking to […]

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The first hit…

The 0-fer is done. In the 8th game, Sean has his first hit of his first Little League season. He hit the ball solid, past the mound and out to shortstop. This being the lowest level of LL, there were bobbles and drops along the way a bit — but the bottom line is that […]

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