When it’s good to miss an anniversary

All this week, I thought today was the anniversary of my last day at my old newspaper, but this says no. Now along with multiple other things I’ve forgotten, I can’t remember the date of my last day at Mother Courant. I guess that’s a good thing. It means I’ve moved on, sort of. I wanted to …

ICYMI: Helping Justin Sweetwater

Justin is trying to get his medication, but he can’t do that without a proper ID (as I wrote for Mother Courant on Sunday). After a stint in jail, Justin came out with a name change he didn’t ask for, and now he’s having all kinds of trouble. Frankly, I’ve been scratching my head over this, but Sunday, …

I’m done.

This semester, which began in late August, I taught five college courses — one at Central Connecticut State University, and four as a full-time faculty member at University of New Haven. I counted up once, and that meant that — unless there was a rare holiday — I stepped into a class prepared to lecture, cajole, …