How A High School Basketball Showcase Is Similar To a Dog Show

October 14, 2014
A photograph of Sporting Group judging at the ...

As I’ve mentioned in this recent post, Big Dude has been going to various basketball “exposure” events, where college recruiters come to watch high school students in hopes of finding players for their college team. This past weekend, I took Big Dude to another one of these events and although I think I’m a  seasoned basketball […]

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Don’t Be The Tall Guy Making Sandwiches At D’Angelos

September 30, 2014

I’ve written about Big Dude on this blog from time to time (with his permission of course) and I’ve probably mentioned in passing that Big Dude actually is a BIG dude. At the age of 17, he is now 6 foot 8 if you quote his “basketball height” which is the height every college and NBA […]

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Little Dude Goes Back to Camp…and Back To Being A Kid Again

July 8, 2014
English: YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 6, 2009) Lade M...

Yesterday, Little Dude went to his first day of basketball camp. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal, but for a kid who has spent more time horizontal than vertical this past year, it was a pretty big deal. At least for me it was. I felt like I was dropping off a toddler at […]

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Welcome to Miami…Lebron James, Here We Come!

December 11, 2013

  Yes, it’s actually happening…Little Dude’s Make-A-Wish to meet Lebron James was granted! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this happen…including my readers who tweeted out our plea, my friends who made calls or sent emails to their “connections” on our behalf, and of course to the Miami Heat and Make-A-Wish, who are about […]

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I Was A Victim Of Bullying

March 13, 2013

“You’re a fucking whiner, just like your son!” Hard to believe but, that statement was actually screamed at me the other day by my son’s basketball coach. A man who is 40-something years-old. For the first time, I was the victim of bullying today. By an adult. Here’s the gist of what happened: I was […]

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Like Mother, Like Son

March 7, 2013
Have desk, will write

Last week, I had one of those days that started off great, really great in fact. I had just started to query literary agents to represent me for my memoir and sent out a few letters on Tuesday afternoon. When I woke up the next morning, there was an email from one of the agents. […]

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Wordless Wednesday: My New Second Home

March 6, 2013

  This is the sign that I stared at last night for 1 1/2 hours, after driving 45 minutes to get there. The location was the Brewster Sports Center and it’s my new second home. Why? Because starting last night, I have to take Big Dude there THREE nights a week for basketball practice from […]

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What NOT To Say To Your Child After Losing A Basketball Game

December 6, 2012

My three boys are all playing basketball this season (my favorite season of sports…see this post if you missed it). They are at various stages of competition – one at the high school level, one at the middle school level, and one who’s competing for the first time. What I’ve discovered, is that for all […]

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Tis The Season…For Basketball!

November 19, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…basketball season! It’s my favorite season for being a spectator at my boys’ games.  All three of my dudes play basketball and two of them are on two different teams each.  That makes for multiple games and practices every week.  Normally, I’d moan and whine about all the […]

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