During my childhood, my dad and I were either outside playing sports or watching them on TV. From June to October, we played catch with the baseball in the backyard and watched MLB. From November to January, we tossed the football in the street and watched the NFL. From February to May, we shot hoops in the front yard and watched the NBA.

I have continued a bit of that tradition here in the DR Congo. We live in an apartment with satellite television and have fairly good reception.

Now I get to watch Monday Night Football! Well, actually Tuesday Morning Football. I usually wake-up at 1AM for the pre-game activities and kick-off starts at 2:30. The final whistle blows around 6:00 and I start preparing for work.

Tuesdays are long but well worth it.


2 Responses to “Tradition”

  1. Francisco Acosta Says:

    Sacrifce for our love of the game! When I spent a summer in mexico, T.V. was not available. I had to read it from the Newspapers and since my reading comprehension in spanish was not the greatest, it atleast improved my vocabulary.

  2. John Carpenter Says:

    Oh Yeah? Yes we did follow the seasons didn’t we. No matter how distracted or ingrossed you were… always responded emediately when called for a little one-on-one. Fond memories for me. I could always depend on you, and, I am certain your patients and their families can as well.
    Love, Dad.

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