What do I do when I'm not "getting my math on?"
Do I spend time teaching my children calculus? Of course not, don't be silly!
They're too young to get into college, so they're doing independent studies....
I'm a member of the Detroit
Curling Club. It's my primary
athletic passion from mid-October to the end of March.
Curling is known as "The Roaring Game" because of the noise the sliding
rocks make, or "Chess on Ice,"
due to the interesting strategies that
can arise. I love the combination of strategy and athleticism --
the intricate planning and plotting, combined with the balance and
agility needed to deliver the rocks accurately,
and the strength and
endurance needed to vigorously sweep your teammates' rocks.
the kind of sport you have to play to fully appreciate.
out and try it, and odds are you'll fall in love with it!
The rest of the year, I'm a baseball player. I played from
the ages of 7 to 18, and have recently
started having more "Seasons in
the Sun" thanks to the Detroit
Men's Senior Baseball League.
can't put into words how good it feels to be out there, playing a boy's
game as a grown man.
Have you ever noticed how all the greatest
baseball movies are really love stories?
That's not a
coincidence. There's something magical about the "American
I'm a catcher, and I have the knees to prove it, but I can still steal
a base or two.
I play for the 21+
Mets, the 21+ referring
to the minimum age of players in the league.
You can check out my statistics by clicking
No autographs, please.
I also enjoy taking other people's money at the poker
table. Texas Hold'em, of course.
The chips you set down
will be mine momentarily -- all you're doing is paying for a
Have no illusions. You see, it's a math thing....
I'll give you a decent game of chess, too, but to be quite honest, I'm
actually not very good.
I'm unrated, and I don't put much effort
into studying the game. I just like playing now and then.
I'm sure it won't be long before my kids are kicking my butt!
I'm not sure which I like better -- eating good food or preparing it.
It's an Italian thing. Bueno appetito!
But I have a flair for the exotic, as well. Here's a picture of a plate
of sushi and sashimi I made for a party a while back.