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 …

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Don’t run and hide: Join me on our bully pulpits

I was called a bully the other day. Anybody that knows me -- truly knows me -- would laugh at that as much as I did considering over the course of my life I've loved and accepted everybody that has come and gone. My only "fight" was in fourth grade with a kid named Joe …

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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 …

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My life if Donald Trump was Coach Trump

If Donald Trump and his people were in my world … Reporter: Hey Coach Trump, tough loss tonight, what do you think happened? Coach Trump: Loss? What loss? We won. Season-opening win. Go team. Make Team Great Again. Reporter: Coach, the other team scored 65 points. Your team only scored 62. You lost by three …

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October: The Most Important Month of My Life

It's October 1st. The 31 days that make up the month of October have a long-and-storied history in the first 49 years of my life, which is surprising since I was born in May and, on paper, that should be the top month in my memory books. For some reason, it's October that stands the tallest. …

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Thirty-two years later, here I am still on the job

In the history of sports, so many greats wore No. 32. Jim Brown. Magic Johnson. Steve Carleton. Yes, even Orenthal James Simpson. The number popped in my head today as the 2016 high school sports season officially opened here in the state of Connecticut. Football has been going at it for about a week now, …

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The death of future vacations

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 …

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