One of the unusual things about having spent most of my career in academia is that I think in terms of semesters, and not calendar years. Tomorrow is the first day of classes at my school, Villanova University, and I think of it as the beginning of a new year. This will be the start … Continue reading And So Another Year Begins
I've been on a crossword puzzle kick lately, after my wife had bought me a book of such puzzles. The puzzles are relatively easy, and only take about 10-15 minutes to complete, at least how I define complete. I might solve 95% of a puzzle and realize there's no way I'll ever solve for the … Continue reading Is This Something to Brag About?
Intuitively, it makes sense. If you want to remember that special moment, many of us instinctively reach for our phone or camera to take a picture of it. However, that does not seem to be the case. In his most recent Wall Street Journal column, Dan Ariely addresses this very issue in responding to a … Continue reading Want to Remember That Special Moment? Put Your Camera Away…
This is a photo of the shirt I wore today. I got this shirt from Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia when either our first son was born in 1982, or when our second son was born in 1985 (those early years of parenthood were a blur...) Either way, it means that I've had the shirt … Continue reading It’s All About the Comfort, and the Memories
OK, back to the memory well one more time. I've recently shared a couple of college memories (Reliving the Glory Days of College and I Consider This One of the Greatest Athletic Feats I’ve Ever Witnessed) and a grade school memory (Music Monday: The Song I First Slow-Danced To), so I figured it's time to share a … Continue reading I Don’t Know Why This Incident Has Stuck with Me for 45 Years
It's another trip down memory lane. This time it's way back to 1971, the year I graduated from eighth grade. The parents of one of the guys in our class (8 boys, 9 girls) were kind enough to throw a graduation party, and pretty much leave us to ourselves. At some point during the night, after … Continue reading Music Monday: The Song I First Slow-Danced To