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D-Day

Were my dad still alive, yesterday would have been his 90th birthday. Though he passed away 13 years ago the day before his birthday, his lessons still teach me things every day. His favorite saying was “just do your best,” though he’d always followed it with a caveat. “If you are sure — really sure — you have done your best, then you should be satisfied,” he’d say. “Because you could not have done any better.” So, you can see why I often focus on that question. Did I do the best I could? If so, I should be at peace. And if not, I need to fix that for… Read More »

Wins of the Fathers

My Dad showing off all the Ranger Wins on the Cup at PPG

Well, it’s the confluence of things that has my attention this week. That is, we are in midst of the Stanley Cup Finals, and Father’s Day is this coming Sunday … So I want to tell you a story about both. Besides, you didn’t think I could go a whole year without a hockey blog, did you? If you have been around for a while, you know that I have occasionally written about my Father’s love of hockey. The two columns I wrote years ago about his love of hockey, followed by our visit to see—and touch—the Stanley Cup, were among the most popular I ever wrote. When my Dad passed… Read More »

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