I’m determined to take a hot shower today. I’ll run the water as many times as I have to. I’m not letting the forces against me — my landlord, the water heater that was installed in the 1800s — take me down. It’s just not happening. My shower will be hot, and that’s all there is to it.

A friend just unearthed this gem of mine, from a 2004 column after the Knicks traded for Marbury:

Now, for the first time since Mark Jackson, the Knicks have a point guard who can get into the lane and feed their deadeye shooters, Allan Houston and Keith van Horn. The Knicks are now a playoff team, but it goes beyond that. They are a team worth watching.

When you’re right, you’re right!