From The Editor

Getting Strong Now … Won’t Be Long Now

You might recognize the reference in the headline. It’s a lyric from “Gonna Fly Now,” the power anthem accompanying a montage of Rocky Balboa training for his big fight against Apollo Creed in the 1977 movie “Rocky.” I’ve been working…

Parenting, the Second Time Around

In general, I’m an optimistic person who tries to look on the bright side of things. But there are times (usually in the wee hours) when my mind wanders into dark places with those “what if” scenarios. My kids are…

The Star Makers

Within the space occupied by the Young Actors Theatre crowd, Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale was a rock star. Local boy made good. Shining example of what could happen if you did your time in the chorus of “Anything Goes” or…

Hear the Peanut. Be the Peanut.

Usually, I’m bad about remembering jokes, but there are a few — usually pretty corny — that stick with me. Here’s one of my favorites: A guy is sitting at a bar by himself when, all of a sudden, he…

The People Who Stop

I had been planning to write this column for a while when the bombing at the Boston Marathon occurred in April. Many friends in my Facebook universe posted a quote from the beloved children’s show host, Fred Rogers, that went…

The End of Another Era

I’ve written my last check for tuition, room, board, technical fees, health fees, athletic fees and the myriad other nickel-and-dime assessments associated with attending a state school.