It was a sea of blue. Floating clouds of white. Shades of green. With an occasional glimpse of wolf gray. Today was the season opener for the Seattle Seahawks, at home, in Centrylink Field. It was also 9/11. I found myself lucky enough to be included in a trip to see the game with my … Continue reading Game on.
I don't know. I am not a man. Let's start there. I grew up with two sisters, my mom and my dad. Now, at 42, my family is composed of my husband, my three boys ages 12, 9 and 6, and our 6 year old black lab, Rudy (also a boy). And I love football. … Continue reading What is the measure of a man in America in 2015?
In the beautiful state of Washington, as flowers open, grass grows green and birds chirp in the trees, schoolchildren and teachers in every town and city have set aside real and meaningful learning, and taken on stress and expectations, to instead take a new special standardized test. Don't ask me the name, I will use … Continue reading Haden’s Way Too Early Playoff Bracket Super Bowl 50!!
The NFL season ended in a game that most think was a "good game". It felt crushing to me (Seahawks fan), and to Haden, (11 3/4), who writes this column (sort of), it was a fitting and just end. (Cardinals fan). This year, he has decided to embrace all sports; he has recently begun to … Continue reading 21 Shades of Purple: Post-NFL Season or Moving on
I really hate losing. It took me awhile into adulthood to realize that I was really a competitive person. It's part of who I am, and the intensity ebbs and flows with who, what, why, when and where. Having children has tempered the display of my competitive side, knowing that three sets of little eyes … Continue reading Super Losers
When I pulled this last minute trip together to Super Bowl central, I didn't really know what to expect, in any way. Reading about Phoenix, (not the forecast I guess), I saw that typically they experience 325 days of sun a year. That sounded perfect for this fogged in, cabin fevered girl from eastern Washington. … Continue reading Why the Seattle Reign in Phoenix(?)
I originally posted this pre-season (Aug. 2014) now it's post season (Jan. 2015) and tomorrow eve at 5:15, the Hawks will play to a packed house bent on causing an earthquake - and I get to be there. My first game at Century Link looks to be an epic one. This season has been as … Continue reading #NoTime2Sleep