My life has pretty much been able to be compartmentalized into and defined by each of the decades in which I have lived. The 1960's were my childhood at home on American Street in South Philly being raised by my parents.The 1970's were defined by my own adolescence and high school days, as well as … Continue reading The 1980’s
A Good Catholic boy
During the course of our lives most of us are going to have any number of labels placed upon us by others. Some we will wear with pride: hard worker, strong willed, high energy. Others will cause us to reevaluate ourselves: lacks effort, undisciplined, tardy.Recently, someone hung on me the moniker of being a "good … Continue reading A Good Catholic boy
Where were you?
I've already heard it asked in my office, on the radio, and in a couple of other venues this morning: Where were you when you first heard about the attacks on 9/11? The answers have been numerous, from people sitting in their cars in traffic, to folks working as police officers here in Philly, to … Continue reading Where were you?
Reflections on the Fourth of July 2009
Fireworks light the sky at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Over this past weekend our country celebrated it's 233rd birthday. We the people of the United States of America celebrated in a variety of ways. Many flocked to the beaches along our coastlines. Even more celebrated with family or … Continue reading Reflections on the Fourth of July 2009
SJU Awards & Honor Society
I was honored on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 to be inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society at Saint Joseph's University in a ceremony held on-campus in the Chaplet of Saint Joseph. Also, I was extremely honored to become the recipient of the SJU award for academic excellence in the Criminal Justice curriculum, … Continue reading SJU Awards & Honor Society