One of the lessons during my training as a journalist was about helping people make sense out of complicated situations whether it was a tax hike, the AFC playoff scenarios, or how the electoral college works. So once I got past the initial shock of the news out of Pensacola last week, I began trying … Continue reading Making sense of the Pensacola shooting and the loss of Kaleb Watson
If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that I was a guest on Grant Vermeer's Academy Insider podcast. You can listen to the podcast right here: And if you're familiar with Grant and AI, you know that Grant comes across as a genuinely nice guy who shows a genuine passion for the … Continue reading You want to know the truth about Grant Vermeer and Academy Insider?
'Hard to believe, but the Army-Navy game is just around the corner. It will be the last one for us, but the first for others. If your Mid has not experienced an Army-Navy game, I have just a few items to suggest as "must-haves" to make the experience a little more tolerable. For context, it's … Continue reading My “must-have” Mid items for the Army-Navy game
The stage was set, a perfect script for the final game of my son's football career - not only were the Midshipmen riding an undefeated record into the championship game but they were playing for the title against Army ... and in our backyard at Franklin Field. Everything went according to plan. We met at … Continue reading That time when life simply didn’t follow the script
When I first wrote about my Firstie's Parade of Lasts, I knew there would be moments both big and small, some we would see coming and some whose importance we wouldn't realize until they were in the rearview mirror. This one we saw coming. I've written about my son's uphill climb to not only earn … Continue reading A brief stop on the Parade of Lasts
It was 16 years ago. So the preamble is long but I hope you'll bear with me. My son - the future Mid - was old enough to start asking questions. And when I pulled out some stuff from my college days, he asked about that. And I mentioned that Bowling Green's football program had … Continue reading A time machine that aligns the stars, brings good luck and extends The Streak
I haven't written about Mid Sib's official weekend at the Naval Academy. For one, it has been crazier than usual since Labor Day weekend. The other is, honestly, I want to stop the clock. We had a great weekend, don't get me wrong, and she did, too. But her brother added an image to his … Continue reading One Picture From CVW Stopped Me In My Tracks