Learning to Appreciate What’s in My Own Backyard

A few weeks ago my wife and I were trying to plan a weekend getaway to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Our first thoughts were either the Jersey Shore or the Pocono Mountains, but then after a bit of brainstorming, we decided to spend a weekend in Philadelphia. We have been to Philly hundreds of times … Continue reading Learning to Appreciate What’s in My Own Backyard

The Day That Changed My Life

Note: this is an update to a post from five years ago... Date: April 28, 1978. Place: a college party at Lake Valhalla, East Stroudsburg, PA It started off like many other Friday nights in college, heading out to a party with friends. Who would have known that by the end of the evening, my … Continue reading The Day That Changed My Life

A Peaceful, Easy Anniversary

Today was our 37th wedding anniversary, and I knew it was going to be tough to top what I wrote last year, 36 F***ing Great Years, so I'm not even going to try. It was a pretty typical day; we both taught, got some takeout for dinner, and watched World News Tonight and the season premiere … Continue reading A Peaceful, Easy Anniversary