Forty for Forty – #32. Fourteen

“He loved you, Eddie.” I was newly-minted fourteen years old when I heard those words while sitting in a funeral home in Everett, MA – the town where I began my grade school but quickly retreated from alongside my family for the bucolic small-town splendor of the South Shore communities. Our sudden exodus came at…

Forty for Forty – #31. Film Flam

On May 22, 1994 – on a beautiful Spring morning in the bucolic Happy Valley that houses the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – I marched through a gauntlet of countless peers standing in the same boat and grabbed hold of my Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. It marked the crowing achievement on four years of study,…

Forty for Forty – #30. On Writing

It’s been awhile since I posted one of these but I really wanted to make sure the coast was clear after that little April Fools prankĀ  I pulled. Plus, I’m still smarting over “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” book deal. With this post, we round the bend to the final 10 posts leading to 40. In…

Forty for Forty – #29. The April Fools

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” ~ Ancient Proverb, Author Unknown Time to come clean. April Fools!!! I’m dying to know who among you completely fell for my latest fool-proof plan. Especially when it’s become something of an annual event…

Forty for Forty – #28. Forty for Forty

What a week! First a job offer. Now a book deal!!! The week began with me accepting a brand new job within my company. It ended with me officially signing off on something completely different and infinitely more exciting. This is what all those cryptic Facebook updates were all about. More on that in a…