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Last Sunday night, my wife -- let’s call her Amy (because that’s her name) -- and I went on our semi-regular Sunday night date-night. Sundays work best for our babysitter and we’ve actually found it works for us since we’re most tired on Sunday after a weekend with our son.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Man on Third
This article was first published at The Good Men Project. Yeah, maybe Sandy Koufax didn’t pitch on Yom Kippur, but everyone works holidays now. Why shouldn’t the NBA? This past Sunday, Bruce Jenkins, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote about his disdain for David Stern’s scheduling of multiple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Man on Third
I remember exactly where I was. It was April 1999 and I was at my first National Sales Meeting for Genentech. I was two months into my new job and this was my first big meeting. I was in awe of how grand it was. I felt quite small not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2012 at Man on Third
Special Guest Blog by My Mom This week I published my 10th “Man on Third” blog post. Like many things in life, when I started the blog, I didn’t quite know where it was going to go and how I’d feel about it. I’ve learned that I really like to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Man on Third
During the Thanksgiving break, I took my son Alex to a place called CuriOdyssey, which is a small “children’s museum”/zoo type of place with a number of animal exhibits – think a bobcat, not a lion. We were walking around and came upon a volunteer sitting on a bench. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Man on Third
“It’s the hardest thing you’re ever going to do.” Every parent recognizes this phrase because it’s all you hear before you have a child. Some people follow with “…but it’s worth it,” while most just immediately change the topic because, I imagine, they just don’t want to think about it.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Man on Third
Hello everyone, Welcome to the “Man on Third” first annual (well, hopefully not annual) David Petraeus Scandal Pool. New information comes out every day as the scandal gets broader and more unbelievable. But, there are so many questions still left to answer. Here’s your chance to put your best scandal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Man on Third
“People would rather live in homes regardless of its grayness. There is no place like home.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz I’ve been thinking all week whether there was anything I could write about Sandy and its devastation to the east coast. Was there something I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at Man on Third
Pop Quiz: Who said the following: a) "It became clear to me that, given the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs by cyclists at the top of the profession, it was not possible to compete at the highest level without them.” b) "I respect them and think they have integrity.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Man on Third
The French philosopher Voltaire said, “Common sense, it’s not that common.” I thought about this quote when I heard that Marisa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo, who gave birth to a baby boy on October 1, had emailed numerous contacts to “crowdsource” a name for the baby. No, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Man on Third
My dad has given me some of the best advice. Overwhelmed as a senior in college by my friends getting great (on paper), well paying jobs while I wasn’t, he said to me, "It's not where you start, Neil, it's where you finish." My two-year old son goes to a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Man on Third
I have a secret. You might call it an addiction. Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I’ll wake up and take a hit. In the morning, as hard as I try, I can’t resist it. After a run, with my meals, at work, when I write, it’s always with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Man on Third
Today is Alex's first day of nursery school. It's a special day -- another first in his young life and one that I know will be filled with our usual ironic lament that “he’s all grows up.” It's also Tuesday. It's also September 11th. How could they start school on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Man on Third
Hello! I’ve decided that the world needs to know what I think about, so here you are reading my first blog. And I can guess what you’re thinking… “am I ever going to get these five minutes back?” My hope, of course, is that my blog does one thing –... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Man on Third
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