September 28, 2018

I attended Shawnee High School in Medford, NJ for my junior and senior years of high school.  I played football both of those years, working my way up from the new kid on the block to junior varsity to varsity back-up to varsity starter and one of the best players on t...

September 27, 2018

"The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere." -- Michel de Montaigne

I've known of at least a couple people who are completely lost in life, jumping from one thing to the next -- job to job, educational degree to educational...

September 25, 2018

I lived in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for a handful of my middle school years.  It was one of those years that I started running track and field, something that I eventually got good at, particularly the 110-meter high hurdles.  That's a story for another day, though.


September 24, 2018

"The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked,

but the dwelling of the just he blesses;

When dealing with the arrogant, he is stern,

but to the humble he shows kindness." -- Proverbs 3:33-34, from Today's Reading

Working in the field of law, I've observed arrogance...

September 21, 2018

I attended Gettysburg College for my undergraduate studies.  During my freshman year, although I realized the attraction of joining a fraternity for the sake of being part of a clique and having a ready-made social life, I resisted and did not pledge a fraternity.  The...

September 20, 2018

Toes digging in the warm sand.

Sea breeze rustling your hair.

The sound of seagulls nearby,

along with the steady crash of waves.

The sun strong and insistent upon your skin.

You close your eyes,

take a deep breath,

and think,

life is good.

September 19, 2018

Puma, Wagner, Heslin, Scotty B., Ragone, Nate Hall, and others . . .

It's still hard at times to fully grasp that these guys have passed away.  It's hard to put my feelings into words.

I'll keep it simple, and suffice it to say that I think about each of you from time to...

September 18, 2018

I periodically cite quotations at the beginning of my blog entries as a starting point for my written thoughts that follow.

I shouldn't have to say this, but I'll do so to make clear for the record: just because I quote someone doesn't mean that I agree with them 100% o...

September 17, 2018

Today is a good day for the simple fact that we are alive.  It won't always be so, so do not take it for granted.

The present is a gift.  And the future lies before you.  Make of it what you will.

Today is a good day, it's up to you to make it even better.

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