Forty for Forty – #9. A Good Walk Spoiled

Editor’s Note:   By now you know the drill. I turn 40 on June 6, 2012. As a little challenge to myself, I’m spending the next year writing 40 posts that say something about my life. In this one, I focus on one sad truth. I was the last guy picked on almost every single team….

Forty for Forty – #8. Picking up the Pieces

Editor’s Note:   By now you know the drill. I turn 40 on June 6, 2012. As a little challenge to myself, I’m spending the next year writing 40 posts that say something about my life. This one is technically a reprint. I wrote it years ago. But it has to be one of the most…

Forty for Forty – #7. September 11, 2001

“Where were you when…” Growing up, I always heard that same question (usually connected to recounted tales of JFK’s assassination) and never quite understood the heartache a simple line of inquiry could implant in a person. On September 11, 2001 – at the tail end of my twenties – I suddenly learned with great gravity…

Forty for Forty – #6. The Monkeybar Mafia

Editor’s Note:   By now you know the drill. I turn 40 on June 6, 2012. As a little challenge to myself, I’m spending the next year writing 40 posts that say something about my life. This one’s an easy one. Tonight I got some great news. It’s probably the biggest thing I’ve done creatively to…

Forty for Forty – #5. Hard Times at Rockland High

Editor’s Note:   The Mayans say the Earth will end on December 12, 2012. I  turn 40 on June 6th of the same year. I say I’ve got them beat by 6 months and 6 days. As a little challenge to myself, I came up with this year-long project. Forty for Forty is my bid to…