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I’M SO FREAKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT
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I’M SO FREAKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT

This moment was Saturday evening, roughly 5pm Pacific Time. I posted most of this on Facebook in that moment. Many moments are between then and now, and life on the regular has replaced a solo choose your own adventure in La La Land, but happiness is hanging in there. It’s […]

Every little thing’s gonna be alright
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Every little thing’s gonna be alright

Come Andre Marriner’s final whistle, all hair was matted to heads like greasers at a roller rink — happy days, if you could believe it — and all shades of Levi’s had long since been turned the darkest of blues. We shivered together, a huddled mass each with at least […]

The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403
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The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403

Being inside an empty football stadium gives me the tingling. It’s not quite a fetish but it is undeniably a thing for me. I’ve stopped questioning it, I simply reveal in the sensation of coming out of a tunnel to see the lush green pitch and the brightly colored seats […]

My kingdom for a sausage roll! (or trying to get a halftime bite to eat at St. Mary’s)
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My kingdom for a sausage roll! (or trying to get a halftime bite to eat at St. Mary’s)

I won’t tell you that no one at all leaves their seat for 45 minutes straight but the amount of up and down is dramatically less than the average American sport. After all, one cannot properly join the chorus of Oriol Romeu’s terrace song from in front of a stainless […]

Practicing The Parenting Self-Care I Preach
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Practicing The Parenting Self-Care I Preach

We’re instructed to do it every time we fly. In the unlikely event cabin pressure is lost in flight, affix your own oxygen masks before assisting others. The benefits of this are obvious but not something we parents would naturally do first, not without the stern yet friendly reminder while […]

12 Days of Eric Cantona (or the price paid for hearing your own voice in a crowd of 80,000 on a frigid night in Manchester)
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12 Days of Eric Cantona (or the price paid for hearing your own voice in a crowd of 80,000 on a frigid night in Manchester)

There may have been a few dreams conjured inside the theater of Old Trafford on this pre-Christmas night but those would’ve been of the dancing sugarplum variety courtesy of a middle management approach to football played by the home side, ushering supporters into an earlier long winter’s slumber. Those who […]

Reason #2 Why I Love Soccer
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Reason #2 Why I Love Soccer

I published a sprawling ‘reasons I love soccer‘ story already but there are so many reasons, some tiny and obscure, some massive and obvious, why I absolutely love soccer / English football so this is going to be a series. Here’s reason #2 Why I Love Soccer. America is descending […]

On Finally Feeling Like A Good Dad
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On Finally Feeling Like A Good Dad

Our TV is almost never on. It sits upon a recently stained Ikea buffet, angled slightly and extending a thumb’s length off the edge. It’s a 42″ semi-reflective black mirror for 23 1/2 hours a day, on average. When the television is on, it’s the manicured green grass of European […]

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