Remembering a Great Man, George Ryan

I was first introduced to George Ryan by my friend Jeff Huber about five years ago. We all served on the board of trustees for a museum, which sometimes was the equivalent of fighting a war. If there was ever something that needed to be said, or something right that needed to be stuck up…

5th Grade Memories: Looking Back on September 11

Today, the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, is just like that very day: ordinary. We all got up and went to school or work, not giving any thought to what would soon unfold right before our eyes on national television. I was only ten years old at the…

Site News: Will Be Away Until 8/26

I will be away in Pennsylvania for the next week, visiting the Gettysburg battlefield, a tradition I have every year. I try to go close to the anniversary of the battle in early July, but my work schedule and not wanting to be in a place swamped with tourists prevented that this year. Jeff Huber…

Problems in Society Can Be Directly Traced Back to Youth Sports

When I was little, I always remember my grandma, and to a lesser extent my parents, saying something like, “Kids these days”, in a negative tone, showing their displeasure of the direction society is taking. Now at only nineteen years old, I hear myself saying the same thing sometimes. My two main jobs both include…