When I returned to the Burlington Times-News in 2007 as executive editor, one of the first people I wanted to meet was Bob Sutton, the sports editor. Bob was hardly new to the job then. His dedication, commitment and work habits were already the stuff of legend. And if I recall correctly, he had just … Continue reading Bob Sutton: The hardest working man in journalism is looking for what’s next
"Deacon King Kong"; By James McBride; 2020, Riverhead Books; 270 pages. In devouring every delightful sentence or poignant passage in "Deacon King Kong" it is impossible to believe that author James McBride didn't have a grand time writing each and every word. That's how much fun it is to visit this slice of south Brooklyn … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Deacon King Kong’ is a rollicking romp
Three years ago I wrote about the only long-standing Easter tradition in my immediate family -- placing flowers at the Danbury Town Cemetery on graves in the area marked of for the Taylors. The headline back in March of 2018, "An Enduring Easter Tradition." Today I am happy to report that it still endures, even … Continue reading An Easter tradition still endures despite . . .
Sunday morning was the first time I woke up unsure of what day it might be. Saturday, perhaps? Didn't seem like Saturday. Then again, what does Saturday feel like anymore? Monday? Nah, it was too late in the day to be Monday -- 9 a.m. is past my normal 8:30 a.m. weekday telephone meeting with … Continue reading Adjusting to our new abnormal normal