Happy Father’s Day to the man who taught me how to be a man, my role model in life. I’ve been lucky to pick up my dad’s athleticism, sense of adventure, mischievousness, and frugality. I wish I had more of my his musical ability and entrepreneurial spirit, but you can’t have everything.
I spent a lot of time with my dad as a kid. He coached my baseball team and taught me everything I know about sports. He dragged me along on car rides as he ran errands around the city. I was bored but he kept me amused by playing ‘guess the song’ and offering up math and logic puzzles. I remember spending late nights curled up in front of the tv with chips and salsa watching Star Trek. I also remember the lectures against eating meat and smoking – health advice I’m happy he brainwashed me with.