Monster Jackpot: How Abby and I Make Children Smile…and Teach Them Lessons

Last week, my wife, Abby, and I went to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a week vacation at the Island Links Resort, a wedding gift from Abby’s Uncle Bill and Aunt Helen. Our residence for the week was part of a timeshare community that consisted of a three-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, diningContinue reading “Monster Jackpot: How Abby and I Make Children Smile…and Teach Them Lessons”

20 YEARS LATER, I FINALLY GET MY CHANCE (IN #ALLCAPS)

In early June 1998, I was 13 years old, and my 14th birthday was right around the corner on the 26th. Around that same time, the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres to get to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance in franchise history. “I’d really love to go to a Stanley Cup Finals game,”Continue reading “20 YEARS LATER, I FINALLY GET MY CHANCE (IN #ALLCAPS)”

That Day You Find Yourself on the Big Ten Network Website

I occasionally search for “Parker Schaffel” on Google to see what comes up. A few days ago, I found this gem on the Big Ten Network’s website, on a page titled:  BTN LiveBIG: Buckeyes Represent O-H-I-O Around the World The website states: “Throughout the year, members of the Buckeye Nation hit the road to haveContinue reading “That Day You Find Yourself on the Big Ten Network Website”