087:336 Fenway

This year of 2017 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of a dream trip my college roommate (Bill) and I took in 1992 to see a game in every Major League Baseball stadium. After visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, our first port of call was Fenway Park, home of the […]

086:336 Hamilton

His name is Ron Hamilton. And he saved my sanity. This is my story. In September of 1990, I was taping my appearances on the game show Tic-Tac-Dough. On this particular day, I was waist-deep into my second day of taping. A week ago, during my first day of taping, I had only been under […]

085:336 Miss

I have written earlier (here to be precise) about how I was on the road when Operation Desert Storm began. Because of where I was, I missed watching this event unfold on television. That time in January of 1991 is not the only time I missed out on a historical event because I was on […]

084:336 Gizmo

Living here in the Washington, D.C. area, a phrase that pops up every once in a while is, “It’s not the crime that gets you in trouble, it’s the cover-up.” This is my story. During my sophomore year, I had been invited to the movies by two seniors in my drama class to see Ghostbusters. […]

083:336 Rose

Her name is Rose Tyler. As portrayed by Billie Piper, Rose was the first Companion of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) on the British television show Doctor Who. The role of Companion plays as integral a part of Doctor Who as does the Doctor itself. The Companion is the audience’s proxy to the wonders of […]

082:336 Seek

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. That is the last line from Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem Ulysses. It’s a poem I was introduced to by my English teachers in high school. Those ten words are fabulous advice on how to live a life. There have even been times in my life […]

081:336 Mystery

Where is D.B. Cooper? Where is Jimmy Hoffa’s body? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop? These are the some of the enduring mysteries in life that are known around the country and perhaps around the globe. But some mysteries can also be personal in nature […]