Remembering my 13-mile long classroom

Many of my friends and former classmates are mourning the loss of a former teacher today. The news of Jeffrey Johnson’s passing takes many of us back to our high school days, to our interactions with him and how he changed our lives. I never had Mr. Johnson as a teacher, however. Instead, he changed … Continue reading Remembering my 13-mile long classroom


Dear Lottery Winner, What if?

Dear $758 Million Lottery Winner, I woke up this morning and discovered the bad news. I was not the big money winner of last night’s Powerball drawing. Instead, you were. Congratulations. Then, I discovered more bad news. After walking up to my local deli, and plugging my own two lottery tickets under the scanner (I … Continue reading Dear Lottery Winner, What if?

Sometimes You Just Want To Feel Close To Home

Walking through the under belly of Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center in Middletown, Connecticut, I came across the Colby College hockey team. I was there for the 2017 National High School Squash Championships. The Mules were there to play hockey. One by one, earphones plugged in to drown out the outside, they were lugging their gear … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Want To Feel Close To Home