Kidd’s Contract Dispute

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Jason Kidd is my favorite player in the NBA and I was disappointed to read today that the Nets refuse to deal with him fairly. It is so sad to see a dispute like this force a great player to these lengths (sitting out with a fake Migraine headache reportedly).

Why can’t Rod Thorn (the owner of the NETS) just sit down and deal with Jason fairly? He’s a great player and all he wants to do is win. Just sit down at the bargaining table and negotiate with him to retain and hire a great supporting cast or trade him and forget about it and rebuild!

Why would Rod Thorn and the NETS organization seem to think that they can hold somebody like a slave. What makes employers like this think that this is a playable hand? One word — “lawyers”. Its bad advice but I think lawyers drive much of this kind of thinking.

My advice to Rod is to play the players hand and the fans hand (a so-called WIN WIN). Nobody is going to stay on the team without Jason. Nobody is going to watch a team without Jason. Period!

On Golden Pond

We took our annual family trip to my parents cabin on Lake Couer D’Alene. We had a great time because my mom and dad as well as my sister Tami and her three daughters (Nyssa, Sydnee and Jynsyn) were able to join us for the first week. My daughter Olivia also brought along her best friend from New Jersey, Meredith.

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Our first week this year occurred during the 4th of July holiday which happened on a Wednesday. The bay that we are on — Windy Bay always features a small fireworks show on July 3rd over the lake. We went and watched that this year and it was short but we had a great close up viewing area.

My son Zachary caught a ton of fish this year. Actually really all the kids were catching many fish. It took my sister Tami, me and Phyllis to keep all their hooks baited up with fresh worms (none of them will bait their own hooks). I was impressed with how the fish population has obviously grown on the lake. When I was a kid you could sit out there on the dock all day and not even get a bite. My dad can attest to this because he sat there with me too for hours.

The kids also had great fun being pulled on tubes behind both the Seadoo and the boat. Meredith even though she was a little scared even made her first ride and I think enjoyed it.

Pigs in Seattle

We arrived in Seattle today for our annual trip to my parents cabin on Lake Couer D’Alene. While in Seattle we bummed around the downtown area a bit and noticed all the painted pigs. They were very cool so we captured a few shots with Phyllis, Olivia, Zachary and their friend Meredith.

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While many of the cities we have been to New York (cows), Spokane (bears), Coeur D’Alene (moose), the pigs of Seattle were incredibly detailed.

After capturing the pigs of Seattle, we were invited to the home of Sally and Rod (Skip our son-in-laws parents) for a fantastic barbecue. Sally and Rod live in a beautiful home overlooking Puget Sound on the famed Magnolia Hill. It was an incredible meal, fantastic company and picture perfect weather. Thanks so much Sally and Rod.

We had to make it a fairly early evening since we needed to get up early for the 6 hour drive to Lake Couer D’Alene the next day.


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This post is gonna sound crazy but I can’t recommend enough a new off broadway show for kids if you live or happen to be in the NYC area. Its called the Gazillion Bubble Show

Its a fantastic show about an hour long. The guy who does the show apparently holds many Guiness Book of World Records for the largest bubble blowing.