“Life is a long lesson in humility.” — James Barrie It’s a cliché that having a child changes your life forever, but things become clichés because they’re true, and one of the biggest adjustments is just how much stuff children come with and how difficult it is to keep it all organized. Advertisements
As a father of girls…
It’s no secret that I’m a Wu-Tang Clan superfan. I know obscure trivia about the group. I have their logo on my coffee mug. I own old issues of The Source and XXL with the group on the cover. I also own items like the “Protect Ya Neck” cassette single, the “C.R.E.A.M.” single on vinyl, and […]
“Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.” — Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama I was dying to work for a Fortune 500 company.
I began playing organized basketball at the age of six. By the age of ten, I was playing year-round for various travel teams in various leagues, almost always in the age bracket above mine. There was never an offseason. Camps, practices, summer leagues, fall leagues, spring leagues, open gyms – I did it all. When […]
We’re a nation of clutter. We’re a society of packrats. We love our stuff.
Another whirlwind year.
I was sure it was nothing.
“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.” — Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest.” Everyone knows that, but there’s something that seems to be lost in […]
The same day I bought and discarded a new lock because I couldn’t recall the combination, I found my old lock and, after giving it some time, remembered that combination. There’s a metaphor for life in there somewhere.