FLASHBACK: 1 YEAR AGO. THE 2016 GEOGRAPHY BEE. Alex was one of 12 kids in the Geo Bee last year. I thought he had a chance to win in. The boy is good at geography, regularly reads an Atlas for fun, traces maps and puts them up on his walls. And he studied some by taking geography … More 2017 Geo Bee
(I’m going to save my f-bomb for the end on this one [see apology here].) Last night I played poker with a group of educated, white, suburban men (mostly republicans) and they are universally voting for Hillary. It wasn’t even a topic of debate. So that made me feel pretty good. But here’s what really … More Why Trump will Lose
[Note: more election blathergush from me. Read the previous post for disclaimers and apologies.] The podcasts were grim this morning on my way to work and I had to shut them off. Nate Silver was explaining the mathematical errors that the Clinton team had made in their ad buys. Couldn’t take it. Anyhow…here’s how the … More Drinking or Streaking
Shani’s cousin, Leah, and her husband, Dan, just had a baby. Hannah. Leah is universally adored by the NJ Nuckols and she is one of the most important people in Shani’s life. A few years ago, I wrote about Leah and Dan’s Jewish Hippie Wedding. Well, it is with great love that I send … More Lessons for Leah and Dan
Here we go… Our local little league had an essay contest, asking kids to describe: “How baseball has made you a better person.” The winner…Jack Nuckols. I will include his essay at the end. There was supposed to be an article in the paper, which I was going to post, but I guess it’s not … More A Few Updates that Only Relatives Will Care About
Saturday at lunch, I asked Alex if he was excited about his dive meet the next morning. He got a little evasive. “Kind of.” “Kind of? Why?” “I’ve been having trouble with my front flip. I keep over-rotating.” And he sounded genuinely sad about it. Please note that the front flip is Alex’s signature dive. … More Five Dives
OK, so we all know Alex doesn’t like baseball. It’s sort of the running joke of this blog. (Although in my eyes it’s not a joke, it’s a serious character flaw that is my duty as a father to fix.) But what Alex does like is swimming and diving. For the past 4 summers he’s … More Is Swimming a Sport?