December 2017 archive

Jake played 2 minutes in the 3rd, Wolverines lose anyway.

Wearing Wolverine green and white and in front of a home town crowd, Jake got his first taste of the hardwood tonight. He warmed up with the boys, and got to play with just over 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. The crowd cheered when he subbed in, and though he didn’t actually get …

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Hanukkah is Cool

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will. Last year during our Christmas shopping, Beth kept mentioning how she finds a menorah beautiful.  So, I bought her one for Christmas with a pack of candles.  Like a ton of candles.  Little did I yet know. I did a …

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An Occasional Mishap

I don’t mean to throw shade at the US Postal Service, but this is funny. I received a healthy portion of a piece of junk mail in an envelope from the USPS.  I didn’t think much of the envelope until I realized it was already open, and it contained a flyer that looked like an …

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Says Jake, after his first basketball game: “It was pretty awesome!”

Here are some action shots of Jake during his JV basketball debut against the PCHS Pirates this afternoon. They won by four points! Here he is, getting into the car, on his way up to join the team for the bus ride to Guilford: Here’s Jake finding his place on the bench as Coach picks …

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What’s Your Favorite Failure?

What a weird question, right? We don’t often think of failures in positive terms like “favorite”. Yet successful people, or at least those with open mindsets, are quick to refer to failure as a chance to learn something. I was listening to a Tim Ferris hosted podcast based on his new book (which I asked …

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How Jake’s Basketball Career Is Going So Far

“How’s Jake doing in basketball?” I’ve been getting this question quite often lately, and it’s harder to answer than I thought it would be. I guess it depends on who you ask.  Here’s where we are and how we got there: We began deeply ensconced in the Dunning-Kruger effect, which is the psychological phenomenon of …

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