Some Days, I Should Have Just Stayed In Bed

It was a Sunday morning, and my niece Kristen was playing basketball for Queens College at Madison Square Garden.  It was a big deal, and the whole family was going.  Jim had worked at the firehouse the day before so we decided I would take the train into the city and meet everyone there.  I woke…

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My Mom’s Obsession with Basketball (and Jeremy Lin)

Jeremy Lin

Saturday night.  Madison Square Garden, Knicks vs. 76ers. Mother Daughter bonding time over basketball. Daughter Not a basketball fan.  Has a vague idea how basketball is played.  Knows there are 5 players on a team at a time, it’s played in quarters not periods (she thinks), a basket is 2 points, a 3-point shot is worth, well,…

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