Posts Tagged ‘infections’

Grant Hill Interview: Stop MRSA Now

By Daddy Clay Monday, September 27th, 2010

I was sitting on the DadLabs set waiting for the call from the PR person, who would then  inevitably put me on hold forever. I had carved out a half hour of stand-by time because these “blog tour” interviews never run on time. The phone rang at the appointed hour, an encouraging sign. A voice on the other end said, “This is Grant Hill.”  Which explains why I’m holding the phone for the whole interview. Flustered, I didn’t have the guts to risk hanging up on him to put him on speaker.

I enjoyed my brief interview with Grant Hill (an NBA star for the non-sports people), for a couple of reasons.  Call me naive in this post-Tiger world of sports figure cynicism, but the man struck me as a genuinely good guy. I was impressed that he was working with Stop MRSA Now.  And, despite the fact that many of my good friends were admitted there, I was impressed by his career at Duke. His demeanor on the phone was polished but genuine. He hit all his talking points and responded thoughtfully when I went a bit off topic. I have no reason to believe that Grant Hill is anything other than what he appears to be: a challenge to the current stereotype of pro athletes — a good dad. Read the rest of this entry »

On the DL: My Whole Family

By Daddy Clay Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

DSC_0133When everyone was tucked in last night, I held still for a moment, waiting for the sirens. It was the first night in a week when the time between dinner and lights-out was not taken up with a trip to the ER.

In the space of eight days: my wife broke her arm while out in the yard tossing a frisbee with the kids; my older son awoke with massive swelling on one side of his face that his pediatrician feared might be a drug-resistant staph; my younger son snapped both bones in his arm (he fell while running about 8 feet from where his mom had her flying disc mishap). Read the rest of this entry »