Education

Central grads: ‘Be kind, be diligent and be patient’ but mostly, be kind – especially during these trying times 

In truth, today I’m not just a reporter but I’m also a proud parent of one of the graduates, my daughter Danielle.  I can say that I’m no more proud of my daughter graduating with the Class of 2020 than I was when she finally let go of my hand without crying and walked herself into kindergarten (on the fifth day) at Smyth Road School. Thirteen years ago.   READ MORE
Culture

Coronavirus made me the Delilah of local music radio, and I liked it

Each caller was candid about how they’re managing life during the musical drought inspired by the Coronavirus. Some were more upbeat than others.  Some hid the despair better than others.  And some just didn’t give a fuck. Instead of taking a mental pounding from the fear and consternation, they just started writing new songs, they said, peeling through the unfinished numbers and piecing that shit together.  Hit the ground running with a new bag of tricks when life resumes, which, by all indications by our President, you’ll be back to work before the big spike hits. READ MORE
Culture

Unraveling my braided brain with a good read, and counting the days til Spring

I turn to this book sometimes when the mud is stuck wet and hot between my ears.  During the end of this bitter season, I find myself struggling to say the simplest of words, turning a phrase, completing a sentence. Can’t seem to capture a thought. I have it, I have it, then it’s gone.  Everything sounding like a car wreck coming off my tongue. A mish-mash of mispronunciations.   READ MORE