And so it begins…

By the time you read this, I will be standing in front of my JRNL 3367 (Interpretive and Editorial¬†Writing) class, my start to the Spring 2017 semester at University of New Haven. This is my fourth semester teaching there, and I have to say, the contrast between this semester and the first, say, two, is …

The cast of “Amazing Grace” was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

You can listen here, and imagine what this was like with the whole cast, and the audience singing along. It. Was. Awesome. We walked out with a woman who’d served as a counselor during¬† 9/11 and we all chatted like we’d just been to a really good church service. And thanks, Lois, for passing this …

So how’d the 100-day challenge go statewide?

Watch this video and catch yourself up. In short? It. Was. Awesome. That picture is of Sal Pinna, recently housed through the 100-day effort after 20 years of homelessness, most of those spent in Hartford. He’s hugging Sara Capen Sal0mons, of Journey Home, whom I am proud to call my friend. That’s Sal’s apartment, the …