Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Case Against Will Shortz

Once again this year, I am competing in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. This will be my fourth go-around (you can read about my rookie year at the ACPT here). I write this the night before the tournament begins, but I already … Continue reading

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Chris’s Knucklehead

My friend and bartender Chris just became a first-time dad, and it suits him. He’s got himself a little knucklehead all his own, his normal life has blown apart and gained focus all at once, and he’s full of love … Continue reading

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My First, Last, and Only NCAA Bracket

Sunday 15 March 2015: The Plan Hiya. Late March is always a difficult time for me, because just as spring training baseball is getting interesting, all anyone can talk about is college basketball, which I find uninteresting. I find the … Continue reading

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The Boys on the Bus

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the University of Oklahoma. Directly, this has nothing to do with parenting or My Knucklehead. But it’s on my mind, and if you’re talking about race and racism with your kids, or … Continue reading

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In Knucklehead I Trust

My only Knucklehead, the faithful reader is aware, is away at college. Now midway through the spring semester of his sophomore year, he has applied to spend a semester in Europe in the fall of 2015, and at this point it … Continue reading

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