Tahl Leibovitz spent much of his adolescence riding New York City’s subways – not for transportation or because of the trains’ allure.
"What happens next Coach Jeff?" Tali asked. She stood in her long skirt and T-shirt in the middle of the basketball court.
"Right now nothing," Jeff Liss answered. "But we'll figure something out just for you, Tali," he added in a cheerful tone.
Tali Hill, 17, has been asking this question for several weeks now, knowing that the weekly basketball practices she looks forward to more than anything else will soon be coming to an end.
"I wanted to be a coach because I like sports," said Gaskin of her involvement with the Prime Time Games program.
The Pacific Palisades resident initially took on the responsibly to fulfill an outreach requirement for her bat mitzvah last spring. The experience has satisfied more than a ceremonial obligation.
"I feel good because I'm helping other people," Gaskin said.
Years ago, when my son was beginning his foray into competitive tennis, I entered him in a local, somewhat low-key tournament intended to introduce new players to tennis competition.
As fall approaches, many of us are forced to turn our thoughts to selecting a private day school for our children.