When an indifferent student becomes a serious teacher:

I know you. I see you from where I’m standing, at the front of the classroom. You think I don’t know when you’re checking your phone, or you’re zoning out into space, but I do. I didn’t have a phone to check during college (back in the dark ages, when mastodons walked the earth), but …

On being grateful…

Last night, I got to crowd into a theater and watch a special showing of the new journalism film, “Spotlight,” about the Boston Globe’s exposure and coverage of the Roman Catholic priest childhood sexual abuse scandal in the early 2000s. This was arranged by Central Connecticut State University, and thanks for that. So today, I …

And another thing on the battle of the freedoms

(In this case, the tension between freedom of the press, and freedom of religion): The Pew Research Center for Journalism & Media just released a new poll that says 60 percent of people who were at least a little familiar with the deadly attacks on the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” think it’s acceptable to …