Last Friday, the alarm on my iPhone went off just before 6 am. I stumbled out of bed, put on gym shorts and laced up my Hyperdunks. In less than ten minutes I was heading to the gym with my neighbor to play basketball. For the next 90 minutes I ran up and down the … Continue reading The Two Sides Of My Closet
The assignment was simple: write two pages about an activity you enjoy. I sat near the back of the class next to my best friend’s girlfriend. My friend was in Portugal for two years, and I was supposed to keep an eye on his girl. I failed miserably, but that’s another story. As I left … Continue reading My First College Writing Assignment
As I’ve written before, I attended four years of high school with my father who was a teacher and coach. He left early each morning. Much earlier than I needed to be up. But most days he’d give me a ride home after football, basketball or baseball practice. Even if he had to wait around … Continue reading Ride Home From School
“What are all those pictures on the wall for?” Lincoln asked as we sat on a wooden bench waiting for the next available stylist to cut his hair. “Those are pictures of people with different hair styles”, I replied. “Do you see one you like?” “They all look weird”, he said. Lincoln sat close to … Continue reading How Would You Like Your Haircut?
Remember when the Olympics were not just the main attraction but were the only attraction? Before 200 cable channels, high definition sets, and Twitter. A time when your friends, your neighbors and the country spent a couple of weeks glued to the television each evening. When the US hockey team shocked the world in 1980, … Continue reading Olympic Memories
Kim and the kids were downstairs decorating Valentine’s Day cards. I decided to slip upstairs and relax. How often do you sit back and think? No music or TV blaring in the background. Phone turned off. No distractions or interruptions. I don’t do this very often. Or when I do, I allow my mind to … Continue reading Everyone Should Be So Lucky
Occasionally, I’m asked to help a friend with a computer problem. Or the friend of a friend. Or just random people who come across my blog. But I don’t mind it. I enjoy working through problems, and I always learn something new. When I worked at one of the first internet service providers in Seattle, … Continue reading Whatever You Do In Life