From the Griffin’s Nest: Op-Ed on Post Referendum Possibilities

I was pleased to return last Friday to the pages of the Griffin newspaper, which, under the leadership of new Editor-in-Chief Jourdon LaBarber, has only grown in stature as a new power player in Western New York media. News Editor Kevin Daley (full disclosure: a close friend of mine and fellow member of the SchuylerContinue reading “From the Griffin’s Nest: Op-Ed on Post Referendum Possibilities”

Throwback: MAAC Tournament Captain’s Log

  They passed bagels down the bus as a cranberry sun leaked out over the Interstate-90.  It was 6:00 a.m. on Friday and several C-Blockers were tenaciously napping off hangovers earned only a few hours before.  Some had rolled out of beds around 5:30 and slouched to the student center; others despaired of sleep andContinue reading “Throwback: MAAC Tournament Captain’s Log”

Gondolier Shirts and Gucci Bags: In Search of the Real Italy

The following is a piece I wrote one year ago, after a Canisius College trip through Italy, originally published (in truncated form) in the Canisius College Honors Post-Journal.  The names mentioned belong to friends and colleagues; all pictures, unless noted otherwise, are mine.   We sat on metal chairs, hung from a wire, ascending steadilyContinue reading “Gondolier Shirts and Gucci Bags: In Search of the Real Italy”