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Apr.17.2014
I chugged on the elliptical trainer this morning, wearing the last clean gym shirt in the rotation. It’s a red, white and blue soccer jersey with “coach” on the back. Not only do I look goofy in it, but how are you supposed to sweat in one of those things? The perspiration on my torso ran around...
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Apr.10.2014
I work in the fashion industry. There, I had to mention it one more time to make it an even 150.Am I a fashionable person? If you asked either of my daughters, they’d say I dress somewhere between a tired old man and a seven-year-old boy. When they put it that way, it sounds like I'm behaving...
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Mar.31.2014
Here's his last flight in the F-16, January, 2010 over upstate New York. Welcome to the first episode of "Amazing People I've Known, but This is the First Person I've Actually Showered With." Today, I'd like to relate the story of Christian Peloza, a guy I've known since 1970, right around the...
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Mar.26.2014
I spent yesterday with my wife's fifth grade class, chaperoning a field trip to the Mountain to Sound Greenway at Lake Sammamish State Park. As the culmination of a science unit on ecosystems, three classes of ten- and eleven-year-olds boarded one school bus and one King County Metro coach (thanks...
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Mar.19.2014
Hallelujah, March Madness is back! The Big Dance—a showdown of Davids and Goliaths that has served up some pretty dramatic stuff over the years—Magic vs. Bird  Part I, Chris Webber's meltdown, Christian Laettner's turn-around buzzer beater off Grant Hill's laser throw from seventy feet...
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Mar.15.2014
Did God have a wife? How irresistible a headline is that? That question reeled me in faster than Scarlett Johansson wrapped in nothing but the sports section, and that question was posed on MSNBC.com the other day. According to Oxford scholar, Francesca Stavrakopoulous (she'd have to be...
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Mar.12.2014
Ah, Portland—a town of big beards and bike riders, of blazers and Blazers.Portland, Oregon—best frenemies forever with her bitchy but fun cousin, Seattle, two hours to the north. And this past weekend, it's where my bride chose to celebrate a substantial milestone of which one of the following...
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Mar.05.2014
Cotter was born two and a half weeks early.  My blood pressure went up, seems about right, and he wanted out.  He was well over seven pounds and sick of floating around waiting for his life to start. Cotter began taking formula and cereal early too, he ate like a truck driver.  He...
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Mar.04.2014
Remember Schoolhouse Rock? Sure you do.   I'm just a bill,Yes, I'm only a bill,And I'm sitting here on Capital Hill…   Conjunction Junction, what's your function…? And so many more. But this stuff hasn't been on Saturday morning TV since the Seventies, and let's face...
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Feb.27.2014
  The holiday season can be one of the most joyful times of the year and also statistically one of the busiest times of the year between travel and shopping expeditions. It’s for this reason that the holiday season is one time of the year that families need to be extra careful with their...