That was Pop on Sunday afternoon, more often than not. Whenever we broke off a big play, that’s the battle call he’d emit, accent on the “SIGHT!”
He grew up a baseball fan, but when the Brooklyn Dodgers broke his heart after packing up and fleeing for California in the dead of night in […]
It’s fashionable to hate New Year’s resolutions.
I get it. People get all up in arms about making all these promises to yourself you know you’re gonna break. Who cares? It’s just another day, right? We’ve arbitrarily completed another orbit around a sun, based on a calendar that pretty much means nothing in the greater […]
Yesterday, we laid my father to rest.
I’m still trying to reconcile the enormous burden of grief with the sense of wonder at the outpouring of love from the scores of people who came to pay respects and offer their comfort and condolences.
I wrote the eulogy. It was delivered by one of my dearest […]
Mrs. Kellersmith was a young, fresh-faced and freckled teacher with long brown hair. She was prone to wearing ankle-length, brightly colored dresses and beaded jewelry to match.
We were her 6th period Spanish class. It was a room full of miscreants, besotted with raging pubescence, awkwardness and sullen disdain for anything remotely approaching authority. Middle school […]
I’ve seen this sentiment floating around quite a bit since the Newtown attack. Even people I know personally seem to think “training and arming” teachers would be a better response than clamping down on access to assault weapons.
Proponents of this course of action invariably point to the model used in Israel. Many teachers in […]