Monthly Archives: May 2009

"Hey, dad…it’s 32-0" (UPDATE — at bottom of post)

When I heard my son yell those words to me, I thought he was pulling my leg. Hey, after leaving his lacrosse cleats where he did, which led to me stepping on one of them and spraining my ankle…I wasn’t … Continue reading

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My new favorite picture…

…of my 10-year-old. His 3rd/4th grade lacrosse team had their first practice/scrimmage at the local high school on Saturday. My favorite quote came from the kid who said to his dad: “Man, that’s a big field.”

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The politicians versus the protesters

The G-20 leaders will be in Pittsburgh in late September, and so, too, will the protesters. And that means security for this important international event has two critical components — keeping the government officials protected, but also ensuring that the … Continue reading

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North Korea continues to act like my sprained ankle — a little pinch here, a little ache there…and unless it is really taken care of, nothing good will happen. But while I have the luxury of an aircast, ice, and … Continue reading

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My two cents…

…about the current state of the NHL. The author of this piece, Tim Puko, and I spent a considerable amount of time on the topic when we spoke yesterday. I got the sense he enjoys hockey as much as I … Continue reading

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The G-20 and Pittsburgh

Not surprisingly, the good people of Pittsburgh are already stepping up to offer their help to ensure the G-20 Summit will be a huge success. Pittsburgh is a great place, and its national reputation is improving. If you know little … Continue reading

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When a newspaper apologizes for an advertisement, you know it’s bad.

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