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How does one possibly explain this? Is it a Miami thing?    Or a Miami Heat thing? Or a Lebron James thing? I spent some time this morning viewing several other NBA team’s introduction videos (many of them can be found on YouTube), and unlike the Heat’s video, every one that I watched featured highlights from…

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The following is the December update and end-of-year review of my 2011 New Year’s resolutions. I am currently in the process of deciding upon my 2012 goals and will post them later in the day. Of my twenty-one New Years resolutions established at the beginning of 2011, fifteen were successfully completed. One was partially completed,…

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I am going to criticize the maudlin sensibility and shortsightedness of this The New Yorker piece tomorrow, but for now, I ‘d like to take issue with Roger Angell’s lament over the loss of soldiers writing actual letters from the battlefield. Angell writes: Twenty years ago, many of us got a whole new sense of…

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From a piece in The Daily Beast: Eric Dondero, a former longtime aide to the representative, has written a post at Rightwing News defending Ron Paul against charges of racism and anti-Semitism but also acknowledging that the congressman is “personally uncomfortable” around gay people. My first reaction upon reading the piece was to laugh out…

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Six months ago, the New York Times published a piece about the unexpected ascension of wrist watches in certain segments of the cell phone generation. Somehow they found men willing to say things like this: “In certain circles,” Mr. Thoreson said, “if you don’t have a substantial timepiece with some pedigree, you feel like you’re…

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My daughter says that her cousin is her best friends. Based upon this photograph, I believe her.

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Today is Elysha and my engagement-versary.  On December 28, 2004, I proposed to Elysha in Grand Central Station while twenty-two friends and family secretly watched. Here is the story of that day. 

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that I take my goal setting and New Year’s resolutions very seriously. At the end of every month I post the progress of each of my New Year’s resolutions, and I am tough on myself when I fail to achieve my goals. I’d…

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Robert Krulwich writes about how we become fans of the teams that we love. Based upon the research, it tends to be a love instilled upon us primarily by our fathers. This video demonstrates this fact beautifully, if not a little cruelly. My father and my step-father were not sports fans. Neither ever spoke a…

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