A True ‘Power Couple’…Sargent and Eunice Shriver

I was bored to tears surfing the channels and I stumbled upon the wake and memorial service for Sargent Shriver, who died this past Tuesday at the age of 95. Sargent Shriver was the first director of the Peace Corps, running mate to George McGovern in 1972, husband to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and so forth. […]

JFK Inaguration 50 Years Ago Today

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.” On that bright cold winter morning, Robert Frost was to read a poem that he had written for the occasion: Dedication. But the sun was so bright that he could not read his new […]

The Passing of American Hero: Richard Winters

I have no idea how this got past me but we were sitting around the dinner table the other night and my son Sam mentioned that Dick Winters had died. Richard Winters was a true American hero made famous as the leader of a group of soldiers in World War II and made famous by […]

IMO: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many people my age can remember right where they were when they heard that MLK had been shot. I was at the newspaper delivery office of the Stars and Stripes in Yokosuka, Japan getting my papers to sell in the various areas of the Naval Hospital. I think I gasped some expletive in disbelief. I […]

My Favorite Christmas Card

Well, it looks like Christmas cards will be delayed this year. I’m thinking that we’ll send out something after the first of the year with details for our 25th anniversary event. Here’s my favorite card that we sent out in 2005. That’s our house in the glass ball, from the opening scene of Citizen Kane, […]

You Have GOT to Hear This: Bird-1 by Underworld

I love it when someone shares music with me and I’m inspired. This happened recently when a new friend of mine, Tom Lanen, pointed me towards the Brit Duo: Underworld. To describe it as ‘electronic/dance/techno’ is somewhat accurate, but does not do it justice IMO. I think Tom had the best explanation when he told […]

Gettysburg Address Revisited

I saw this amazing video of the Gettysburg Address and on this anniversary of its delivery on November 19 many years ago, here it is. Also here’s the link to a previous blog post, and our trip to the Gettysburg Memorial: Thoughts on Sacrifice and Humility. Here’s the text of Lincoln’s Speech: Four score and […]

A Song for Veterans

I remember the first time I heard this song. Uh, sort of. I remember that I was in the Sanders Theater at Harvard and it was performed by John Gorka. Exactly WHEN that was is a mystery. But I was certainly struck right between the eyes by this song and it is still on my […]

Grace 25 Year Videos

This weekend (October 23 & 24) our church celebrates its  25th Anniversary here in Hudson, MA. Check out these videos by my friend, Josh McKean, that were shown as part of the Saturday evening festivities. WOW! Nice job Josh! NOTE: Grace Baptist Church is in no way responsible or liable for the publishing of this […]

My Rock Star Dream

Mix together a book signing on the marketing secrets of the Grateful Dead, Mexican food, a former role as the harmonica player in a garage band, and somehow you end up on stage next to Jim Morrison of the Doors. The only other time I ever remember having a rock and roll dream was several […]