November 2017 archive

Anybody Else Read The Books I’ve Read Lately?

I got into a kind of learn/personal development kick this summer, with a sprinkling of fiction in there to keep me sane. Problem is, I don’t know anyone else who’s read these books, so I have nobody to talk to. Here’s my list: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Silberman …

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We Got The Basketball Schedule, And Now We’re Freaking Out

Jake continues to work hard towards his goal of being the game-saving, three pointer-shooting, super star of high school basketball. He’s working harder than ever on his game, he’s giving it everything he has nearly ever night in the gym, and he’s keeping his new basketball sneakers in his even newer duffel bag.  He’s ready. …

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I Taught Olivia The Number 1 Movie Rule, And She Hasn’t Forgiven Me

Olivia is thirteen, and wants to watch “older” movies.  She wants to be scared.  She wants to be nervous.  She wants to experience a wider emotional range than most little kid movies allow. The problem is, most of the “older” movies have such intense language that I won’t allow it.  It’s less the subject matter, …

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Putting In The Work With Captain Jamerica

Jake is next level excited about basketball tryouts.  He’s proud that he was the first kid to pass in his signed Extra and Co-Curricular Activities policy.  He’s been working on his skills in the driveway with his siblings.  He’s got his brand spanking new basketball sneakers safely in their box at the house.  And, he’s …

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Sitting Court Side

I can’t believe it’s been a week since I’ve posted. Life moves so quickly, and I don’t always get the time I want to sit and reflect. That happen to you, too? Well, here I sit on the bleachers getting ready to watch Gabriel play a basketball game. The second of what will seem like …

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