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Winning through character

We love winning. I’m happy the Dodgers are in the hunt for the World Series. I’m glad the Rams are contenders. And I’m especially proud of my alma mater Reseda High School as its Regents football team is having another great season. As much as we love winning, it’s more important to win through character.

NaNoWriMo 2016: What exactly did I win?

I won NaNoWriMo 2016. My prize is the first 50,000 words of an unfinished first draft. It is difficult to write a novel in 30 days, and 50,000 words doesn’t qualify as a full-length novel. So, what exactly do you win when you win NaNoWriMo?

John Wooden’s lessons for today’s coaches and players

When I was a UCLA student, I looked up to John Wooden. When I became an adult and a parent, I came to appreciate him even more. I liked his approach to coaching and mentoring, and I admired how he used sports to build character. As he said, “What you are as a person is …

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A Jewish perspective on winning

It was a day of baseball that was both thrilling and frustrating. My son’s Winterball team played its best game this season, but the other team seemed to do better. So, when I opened my weekly newsletter from, a story about the Jewish perspective on winning caught my attention.