About the Book
This collection contains recurring themes of isolation and connection, nature and silence, meditation and distraction, love, healing and the mystery of consciousness. Above all, the practice of writing these words gives me room for introspection, absurdity, wonder and gratitude.
I am a teacher, writer, husband, (new) father, and hoops junkie. Writing evens me out, and keeps me from getting stuck inside my head. I've loved writing since I was about twelve, and basketball since I was about eight. I often combine the two, which resulted in this basketball-themed memoir. I grew up around Boston, which means the Celtics are in my blood. I've lived in the Bay Area since 2003, which means I've seen the Warriors rise from close-up. Most of the writing in this collection comes from 2008-2015, though there are a few essays that were added in the last year. https://medium.com/@darkoindex As Patricia Hampl states, "I write in order to find out what I know." As Shel Silverstein states, "Draw a crazy picture / Write a nutty poem / Sing a mumble-gumble song / Whistle through your comb."