Monthly Archives: September 2010

Zen-Like No More

Mmmmmmmm. Mmmmmmmm. Mmmmmmmm. That was the sound of me over the last several years in my Zen-like Redskins trance. For years after the Skins won their last super bowl in 1992, I harbored the conviction that we were a really … Continue reading

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Farts are Funny!

Second semester of junior year in college for me was the spring of 1983. The Reagan revolution was just starting to rev up the economy, but summer jobs were still very tight for chemical engineering majors, especially given the downturn … Continue reading

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Mankind’s Greatest Inventions

Every now and then, I’ll read an article about the greatest inventions of all time. Everyone has their favorite: the automobile, the telephone, the Internet (thanks Al), the lightbulb, etc. I got to thinking about this as I was eating … Continue reading

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Random Acts of TSA Screening

If you travel even a moderate amount, you’ll get this immediately. The TSA is completely random in it’s approach to ensuring airline safety. At Reagan National (sorry lefties, it’s no longer “National Airport;” it’s Reagan National), it’s imperative that you … Continue reading

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Homework, Backpacks, Lower Back Pain, Massages, etc.

OK, I think I’ve officially had it with the whole homework situation. It’s bad enough that my son, who’s a junior in high school, has exactly 3.75 minutes free every day to be a kid. He’s arguably not really a … Continue reading

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Someday I’ll Write the Book

Someday I Promise to Write the Book When I “retired” from coaching travel baseball, I promised myself I’d write a book about the experience. I saved almost every e-mail I ever received from parents, including the entire thread that ensued … Continue reading

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Redskins Win! Redskins Win! Redskins Win!

I’m always looking for metaphors – good, bad, or indifferent. The Washington Redskins are nothing less than a metaphor for life. When they win, life is good. When they lose, life is bad.  The Dallas Cowboys are also a metaphor … Continue reading

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