Tom and Dave, wise men still.

Lunch with the old sports department crowd

You bet I was excited to see David Elfin for lunch last week. He and I worked together in the sports department of the big daily in the mid-1980s. I was his boss, technically, the assistant sports editor to his men’s basketball beat writer. In reality, though, we’d both come up here with time spent…

I Can't Help Falling in Love with Your Genorosity.

A bunch of library treats for Elvis Presley week

Oh, what a sight greeted me in the break room of the Liverpool Public Library on Tuesday. A colleague is obviously a fan of the King. Tuesday marked the anniversary of the celebrated rock ‘n’ roller’s passing. He left this world in an unfortunate way on Aug. 16, 1977, way too young. People across the…

Michael Keaton Mark Ruffalo play journalists chasing the hard story. (From IMDb.com)

Spotlight delivers what we needed

Hooray, daily journalism. Boo, Catholic Church. That would be the easy way to review the award-winning Spotlight, directed by Tom McCarthy from the script he co-wrote with Josh Singer about the true tale of how Boston Globe’s investigative team painfully and pain-stakingly put together the series that once and for all brought the decades of…

You like me, Roxy, you really do.

Meeting Roxy

Rescue dogs are special. I had the pleasure of meeting Roxy at Jeff’s 30th birthday party last weekend. She’s a little bit of a thing. I remember how Kristin was texting Karen back and forth with photos when she and Jeff were making the final plans for the rescue. Karen had been over to meet…

If We Were Having Coffee

Observations

When Paul Curran titles his weekly Sunday guest column Observations, well, I certainly sit up and take notice. Hey, it’s hot on that side of the border, too. Welcome to the weekly coffee and tea garden. My name is Paul, I’ll be your barista today and I’m happy to be here at Mark Bialczak’s Little…