Posted by on Feb 28, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY The high school basketball playoffs are here. I’m going to see J-Mac’s team, Greece Athena, play my friend Rob’s brother, Kyle’s, team, McQuaid tonight. It should be a good game with a lot of running and gunning and some media hoopla. I saw McQuaid play their last game and they won by one point in OT. The passion in high school sports cannot be beat. There is no money to corrupt it and the kids play with such heart and emotion. We’ll see what happens tonight. Soon March Madness will be here…

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Great Story

Posted by on Feb 24, 2006 in Journal

Greece Athena High School I’ve received emails and phone calls from friends in other states about a story they heard about in the news from Rochester, NY. A Rochester 17 year old handled his autism to produce an amazing sports feat. The coach is my old basketball coach. Cut and paste this and then click on the video section. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/23/earlyshow/main1339324.shtml

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G Love 1 & 2

Posted by on Feb 23, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY 4:50 PM I am hip. I am cool. I have on a white long sleeve T and a grey T shirt over it. It’s the T that the people at Penn State gave me when I spoke there. This is my first exposed long sleeve T experience. I feel like I need to look younger for G Love and Special Sauce wait for me tonight at Water Street Music Hall. G Love has been a special part of my journey. I listened to the Electric Mile CD over and over while I put the thousands of miles on my SUV. It will be interesting to hear what is played tonight. I am going with a group of people I don’t know. It doesn’t...

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High School

Posted by on Feb 22, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY I went to my old high school tonight. It had been quite a few years since I had been back to Greece Olympia. The opening of the boy’s basketball sectionals began and we were playing to advance on to play the #1 seed. There were an 8 wins combined between the two teams, but it was a chance to see the old stomping grounds. Using the new traffic light and driving up the new driveway showed me that things have changed. I met my friend Jim there who graduated with me and played on the basketball team with me. He reminded how things have changed when he told me it had been 13 years...

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Women’s Hockey

Posted by on Feb 17, 2006 in Journal

Turin, Italy 1:37 PM I just ate lunch and watched the end of the Olympic semifinal women’s hockey game between Sweden and the USA. The US was the heavy favorite, and from what they said, may have beaten Sweden 24 times in a row. Well, the streak ended a few minutes ago. The intensity of the overtime and shootout is what the Olympics are all about. So much passion in every swoosh of the skate, every shot on goal, every ohhh of the crowd. I was enthralled. My interest was spurred on by the Rochester newspaper who updates the local girls on the team. My cousin grew up a few houses down from...

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