For many years, Dan Waggoner was like most Vietnam veterans. He did not want to look back or reminisce. For those who did not grow up, or come of age, during that bitter period of our nation's history, Waggoner's feelings might be difficult to understand.
Bruce Guthrie is a proud father. And a nervous one, too ... Bruce's son, Zach, 29, is an assistant coach for the Jazz,, which makes those playoff games must-see TV for Guthrie family.
When it comes to being easily impressed, I'll be the first to admit that I am. For example, discovering a new planet would be pretty cool, but I'd be satisfied looking into the night-time sky and having some sort of clue simply where the Big Dipper is.
Professional athletes regularly suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in the court of public opinion -- and rightly so. All too often, some of them do dumb things. A lot of dumb things. But for every Pacman Jones there is a John Cena, for ever
When I moved to Quincy in late 1998, I did not own a cellphone or personal computer and had no idea of how something that would later be termed "social media" would change the world.
Those who know me are familiar with my simple philosophy about travel: I don't.
When I was younger -- OK, much younger -- I remember how exciting this time of year would be. I would imagine those in my age bracket might agree. Over the years, though, I've noticed a change in how I approach these months of the calendar.