My son Flash and his teammates kicked ass this week in their first College Bowl meet, defeating four other yeshiva high schools and answering questions that no one else knew. (Flash nailed his first question: Who invented basketball? Apparently, everyone knows who supposedly invented baseball- Abner Doubleday- but honestly, who on earth knows who invented basketball?! Moreover, who on earth cares? Well, apparently Flash does.)
I was so glad that he had fun at the meet. It took me more than two years to convince him to join an extracurricular activity (he's really smart, but really lazy). Now he's talking about joining the varsity basketball team next year. It's nice to see him taking risks for a change.
linguine and clams - It’s only the first day of summer and I’m already weeks deep into our unofficial dish of it, *linguine alle vongole*, preferably hastily prepared about 1...
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