I’ve had something on my mind BIG time in the last two weeks. But more on that later. However, in a similar vein is the Trayvon Martin shooting/murder story. I am overwhelmed by the feelings flooding me over the last days as more and more information comes to light. I look at my own brown-skinned son, who, himself turns 17 this Sunday, and I am sickened by the thought of him being shot down like a dog in the street… Read more »

While driving to New Hampshire yesterday to visit my parents, I saw a man pulled off on the side of the road. He was staring down at his car engine, no tools or movement that I could see. He was using his hand to hold up the hood with his forehead leaning along the edge for additional support or maybe he was hoping physical contact with the car would help him divine information from it. I know how he feels,… Read more »

I spent today, Sunday, September 11, with my son, Connor, at the Laurie Cox Classic, a lacrosse showcase for high school Juniors & Seniors, at New England College. We stumbled out of bed at oh lord o’clock and were on the road by 6:15. With the car seat heater on high, coffee in the cup holder, and Connor plugged in and passed out in the passenger seat, I turned on the radio for a little company. WGBH 89.7 was playing… Read more »