The Day I Almost Beat An Olympic Champion

I was once young and spry and athletic, good-looking and confident, and willing to go at it with anybody in the world, athletically speaking — from a Division 1-level college basketball player to a Gold Medal winning Olympian. Now I'll be the first to admit I got schooled when it came to going up against …

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New Jersey remains the armpit of the world (Or, don’t ever stay at the Double Tree Hilton near Newark Liberty Airport)

Growing up, I once heard of the state of New Jersey called the armpit of the world. I never really knew why until the first time I drove through it, seeing the barren wastelands er - Meadowlands, I believe it they call it — complete with the all the oil tanks and power lines and …

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Jim Croce — and my gut — are telling me I should trust again

There is a new woman in my life. Who is she is and what she means to me is something I will not share here; not today, nor likely ever. But the signs are saying I should trust again. I should trust her and move forward in the way I need to move forward to …

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Remembering Kevin Bate — The loss of a former teammate hits home

You know those dreams where you can't run? You beg your legs to move, to push you forward faster, but there is no answer. Somewhere in your torso, the message sent from your brain to your legs gets lost and you're just spinning your wheels, going nowhere fast. On a Saturday afternoon in November of …

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