A New Lacrosse Player

As of yesterday, we’ve officially added another sport to the family list. Tomas started things off with cross country, nordic, and track. Daniela followed in his footsteps until now, when she left track behind to jump over to the lacrosse team. Being on a team sport for the first time brings some different territory. For one thing, there’s much more in the way of unfamiliar gear. Daniela spent a while Sunday getting her mouth guard squared away, and she wasn’t exactly a huge fan of it once it was ready. (She came upstairs with it in and said, smiling, “I

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March Madness 2024 Edition!

It’s that time of year again, folks! March Madness brackets were just announced yesterday, and as usual, I’m running another blog bracket. This year, the prize is a signed Advance Reading Copy of my next book, A Family of Killers. That’s right! You’ll get to read this in print four months early. If that’s not incentive enough, you’ll also be able to brag to all your friends about how you were the best at something that really ends up not being skill-based at all. Note that I’ll be sending the ARC out to whomever wins, or whomever comes in second

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March Madness Winner!

This is really late, and I apologize for that, but things have been crazy busy for me for the last . . . ever? So I’m just happy I’m finally getting around to it. March Madness this year was even madder than usual. How mad was it? The winning bracket got there by successfully picking one of the final four teams, and neither of the teams in the final. This made for some very interesting story lines in the games themselves, but from a bracket challenge perspective, it left much to be desired. Very anticlimactic. That said, we still do

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March Madness 2023!

Look at this. Two posts in one day! (But this one is very short.) The NCAA brackets are all finalized, and it’s time to make your picks! As always, I’m running a personal group for any and all who’d like to join. And there’s a prize! I will put the winner into my next book. (The book I’m revising now. And let’s just say the odds of you actually seeing yourself in print are pretty darn good, but more on that later, I hope.) You have until Thursday morning to join. I hope you do! Here’s the link. The password

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Aaron Judge and the Yankees

I don’t blog about it very often, but I am indeed a Yankee fan, despite living deep in Red Sox nation. I’m not a militant fan, of course. I’ll stick up for my team if they come under assault, but I’m not one to go around yelling about how awful the Red Sox are (even if they’re having an awful season). I also don’t watch all the games religiously, though I catch them when I can, and I enjoy rooting for the team. So I was very relieved and happy to hear Aaron Judge had signed a 10 year contract

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