June 18, 2013

November 2012 Thoughts

“Life on the road can be hard, and it has nothing to do with the tough competition of the NBA.

Two weeks is a long time to be to be away from home, and the shortened schedule has already made it difficult to get minutes with my family. Our current road trip happens to fall during the same week as spring break for my 7-year-old daughter Kaci. We talked about it before I left and she was pretty down.

We’re halfway through the trip, which includes some cities I enjoy. Toronto is a charm. Charlotte is close to Chapel Hill and my good friends at North Carolina. Orlando might give us some relaxation, and New Orleans has great food.

I usually take a book on the road. Right now, I’m reading “That Used to Be Us” by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. It’s a historical perspective of what’s going on in our world. Friedman is a brilliant writer on evaluating the economy and business in political situations. Takes a pretty good shot at America. I usually read a chapter a day, maybe two. Most books now have about 25-page chapters. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I read another chapter to put me back to sleep. I usually get through a 300-page book in a seven-day trip.

Unfortunately, this is a two-book trip.”

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