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Chronicle of Valentine’s Past

1987 – I remember room 1B, the desks aligned in rows with each student’s handmade mailbox scribbled in crayon. Danny B. includes candy in his valentine envelopes, something more exotic than the chalky conversation hearts, and he is the coolest kid in Mrs. Ferry’s room. 1990 – My parents leave us little valentines at our […]

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Interview footage with Tom Brady that landed on the cutting room floor of “Tom V. Time”

“Mental toughness is kind of overrated. Mostly I prefer sleeping in and binge-watching ‘Grace and Frankie.’”“I am semi-competitive. I get sad when I lose ‘Words with Friends.’ I do.”“Will I retire? Psh. Will Bellichick wear non-hooded sweatshirt apparel, without cutting off the sleeves?” “My kids have a pretty normal life. I mean, ya, their dad […]

The Agony and the Ecstasy of a Ten Year-old

My firstborn turns ten today. Pardon the theatrics, but I thought there would be more time. On the aging spectrum, our girl is now closer to adulthood than she is to infanthood. By all legal measures, we are past the midway mark of having raised a child in our home. This feels equal parts accurate […]