“He was weird. Kept to himself,” said McKay, 79. “It was like living next to nothing. Safer hit more journalistic home runs, but sought out the odd stories that piqued his curiosity. The offbeat tales were more suited to his raconteur style and cultural sensibility. His conversational wit with his subjects was just as sharp as his written word.
My college roommate used to be minority owners of an NBA team. Their second home (right behind their first one, connected by a massive lawn) had an indoor half basketball court, seats from the old arena that their team used to play in (signed by all the legends of that team), and more memorabilia than anyone would ever need. This included championship rings, signed shoes/balls/jerseys, framed court side tickets from when they made the finals a few years back, memorabilia from the football, hockey, and baseball teams of the city, and, just for fun, a pair of signed Ali boxing gloves.
I like throw curve balls. After wrestling with it for hours every day, I came into the practice with Adam really unconfident. And it showed. Beyond that, circumstances have conspired to give Ryan the best possible chance of succeeding. Not only will he benefit from a honeymoon period of good will from his members, but he also won’t have to engage in the budget brinksmanship that defined Boehner’s tenure. That’s thanks to the budget deal Boehner negotiated with the Senate and the White House that, while hated by conservatives, takes the prospect of a government shutdown or a default via the debt limit off the table until 2017.
Don believe me?I eaten a vegetarian diet my entire adult life, and I exercise daily. My kids don know what soda is, and I can name the number of times I allowed them to toss Doritos in our shopping cart, on one finger.Still, I didn want to breastfeed, at least not enough to stick with it for more than a few hours, despite thatI am usually extremely persistent and won take for an answer, a trait that has likely maddened colleagues, friends, and family members alike.The real reason is I had a secret fear, one that I really only now becoming fully aware of.You see, I am used to succeeding in life: I made good grades, got into a top college, then started my career right away, always had friends and boyfriends, got married, bought a nicehouse, and conceived three beautiful kids.So I chose bottle feeding, because it was easier.Now, I wish I hadn been so hard on myself. So what if I failed? I learned failure is a big part of motherhood.