A Few Words

Essays about ... whatever.

Let me tell you about a little card trick. It’s one that pretty much every magician — professional or amateur — does in their own style. There are more…
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Part I: The Green and White Chess Board We had this closet when I was a boy that was overloaded with the strangest and most wonderful stuff. If you’re…
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For the first few months of Carlos Alcaraz’s life, the men’s tennis world was formless and empty. No fewer than four different players were No. 1 in the…
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Sometime during the Rafael Nadal-Daniil Medvedev match early Sunday morning, I tried hard to come to grips with how I watch tennis. Well, I can tell you…
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OK, so a couple of weeks ago we made a critical decision as a family — we decided to finally watch all three of the “Lord of the Rings” movies. This was…
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It goes without saying that I do not know Novak Djokovic. I have spoken to him in a group setting a couple of times and on one memorable occasion at the…
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I’m so excited to tell all of you first that I have signed with the amazing folks at Dutton Publishing to write my next book: WHY WE LOVE BASEBALL. We…
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