For the past nine years, I've lived in the state of Connecticut, which also means the state of UConn basketball. Men's basketball. Women's basketball. It doesn't matter. Hoops is both king and queen here in the Nutmeg State, which is perhaps one of the best things about the state. That's also why so many people … Continue reading Remembering Pat Summitt
I was on vacation last week. Well, for about 17 1/2 hours of last week. Somehow, for the other 20 hours of my "work-free" week, I was working. It's not entirely my fault, I suppose, even though it is. I can't just walk away, even though that is what a vacation is supposed to be. I'm just … Continue reading The death of future vacations
Twenty dead children in Newtown isn't going to change anything, why would 51 people in Orlando? Sorry. That's cold. But that's just how I feel. I'm so disgusted by this country right now. By our leaders. By a certain part of our citizenry. By the Us vs. Them attitude that is so decisive that there is … Continue reading Orlando
It was a Kodak moment and it was happening right in front of me; ready, willing and able to be captured for all of time by simple press of a button. A girl named Shayne Rivard, a senior at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut, had just scored the game-winning goal in overtime of … Continue reading A Kodak moment gone forever
Or, perhaps I should title this, "Why I Hate The World, Exhibit 237." Anybody who knows anything about Connecticut Me knows I start my morning the same way: By making the two block journey up to my local deli for my breakfast sandwich and cup of Joe. This deli has a public area that is … Continue reading Four Chairs and an Ass
A young boy falls into an enclosure that houses gorillas at a Cincinnati zoo and in order to save the boy's life, a decision is made to kill a gorilla. Sounds like a no-brainer to me. Ape vs. Boy — I'm taking the boy each and every time. Yet there are actually people who are stepping … Continue reading Ape vs. Boy: Is this really an argument we’re having?