If you watch the news on TV, you’ll recognize Paula Ebben. She’s one of the news anchors at WBZ, the local CBS affiliate. She recently gave a funny and touching commencement speech. It’s summarized here. I feel very fortunate to be friends with her and her husband, Bill. Both of our sons were in the same
A friend wrote me after reading my blog post yesterday: “Why the boycott of pro sports?” So, here’s what I wrote back to him: I was disappointed with how the other NFL owners have been treating Tom Brady. I was disappointed how teams were featuring soldiers, and it was later revealed that the U.S. armed forces
With my boycott of pro sports continuing, I’m filling in some of the time by listening to podcasts. One of my favorites is “This American Life.” It’s interesting, quirky, funny, and heart-breaking at different times. You never know what you’re going to get when you start listening to one of their podcasts. On Memorial Day,
It’s Memorial Day, and it’s raining. I think patriotism is a complicated topic. I think it is a good thing to be proud of your nation. But, I think it’s a bad thing to swerve to jingoism. So, for this post, I’d like to focus on those men and women who ventured abroad, fought, and
Our children are in schools with different spring break schedules. This year, Mrs. T. took trips with various children, while I stayed at home with the others. So, I just took a belated spring break of sorts over a long weekend. I fished. I went to a river in Connecticut and stayed at a cheap
It has been an interesting week. Serendipities about writing and choices. First, I read Frank Britt’s article about how we write our own life stories and have the ability to change our paths. Then, Anne Mitchell wrote a comment in response, mentioning a Jeff Bezos idea that we are the sum of the choices we make.