Today is my 59th birthday, marking a milestone in life. The most obvious is that it begins the final year of the decade of my 50's. However, it also marks my farewell to Middle Age.
This past Friday, January 19, was my last official day on the payroll of the Philadelphia Police Department. After nearly three decades, I hung up my badge and gun, riding off into the sunset of retirement. I come from a Philly Cop family. My brother, Mike, remains on the job as a Sergeant with the … Continue reading Three decades as a Philly Cop come to a close
I was sitting at home this past Saturday night, just flicking around the dial, when a newly produced special report on the Fox News Channel titled "Television & the Presidency" caught my eye. Being a bit of a history buff, especially American history, it was right up my alley: a historical perspective on the role … Continue reading Television & the presidency as a time machine
I received some nice news in the mail yesterday, notification that I was named to the Dean's List at Saint Joseph's University for the Spring 2008 term. You get named to the list for being a senior and maintaining at least a 3.50 GPA. Right now in the summer term, I am attending a … Continue reading Making middle-aged academic progress
The date was August 5th, 1985, “8-5-85” as it would easily be remembered, and would become forever known in team lore. It was a typically warm, sunny summer evening on the softball field at Archbishop Ryan High School in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. On this night, the Brewers softball team was trying to … Continue reading It was twenty years ago today