The Hartford Courant recently published an op-ed piece by John Crisp on a subject near and dear to me: football (“Rethinking Our Undying Love of Football in the Wake of Hamlin’s Injury,” January 19, 2023). I’m a big Buffalo Bills Continue reading We Love Our Football
I’ve been thinking about Robert’s Rules of Order. …. Okay, thanks to the two of you who didn’t stop reading. You must be lawyers. Who else possibly could be interested in reading about Robert’s Rules? I consider myself an expert Continue reading Robert’s Rules
Buffalo. I was born in Buffalo and spent my childhood in Buffalo. Well, I spent my childhood in Eggertsville, just outside Buffalo, on the city line to the east and north. By my late twenties, I was married and living Continue reading Buffalo Rises, Again
Carolyn and I recently visited the immersive experience (their words, not mine) Beyond van Gogh, available at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford through October 23. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to write about it. I have Continue reading Beyond van Gogh
One of the images that lingers with me from the January 6 demonstration at the Capitol is how casually so many people strolled through the building, as though they were just tourists. They walk in, heads turning left and right Continue reading Verizon
Carolyn and I recently began watching the fifth season of Outlander. We aren’t up to date so, for you Outlander fans, no spoilers, please. If you haven’t watched Outlander, here’s the briefest of descriptions: it’s a historical soap opera set Continue reading Claire Invents Penicillin
Pat Benatar no longer sings her hit song, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” Respect for the victims of mass shootings and their families has driven her to believe that the song no longer is appropriate. I find her change Continue reading Hit Me with Your Best Shot
One of the remarkable things about the human brain is that thing that gives us the feeling that our thoughts are original and unique when, much more often than not, they are the same thoughts that many other people are Continue reading How about a Little Human Decency?
A friend of mine wrote to me a few weeks ago, asking whether regional government could help turn Stamford into a major city, not just in Connecticut but in the northeast. I responded as follows: Frankly, I don’t have much of Continue reading Whither Stamford? Damned If I Know
So far as I can tell, our egos have taken over, and near perpetual hysteria is the result. What happened? For multiple decades, we’ve forgotten that we’re supposed to be running the great American freedom experiment cooperatively, together. Instead, many Continue reading What’s to Celebrate this Fourth of July?