Those Who Stay …

[There are two fundamental stories in humankind ... a man goes on a journey and a stranger comes to town. It's a theme that is central in Grendel: The Four-Chord Opera as well. Is the one who stays, Greg, a coward or simply smart enough to hold on to a good thing. Is Del a... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Cadence

[You won't find me listed in their yearbook, but I have been accorded the privilege of being an honorary member of the Mount Saint Joseph Class of 1964. If the MSJ folks updated their yearbook today, they would point to Mark Treanor as being one of their most illustrious members. Here's what some reviewers on... Continue Reading →

It’s Always About the Beer

[from the B&N newsletter (Barnes and Nobles), October 6, 2021. Thanks to SB Jerry, Quaker SBs for bringing this to our attention.] In 1967, a former U.S. Marine named John “Chick” Donohue snuck into Vietnam to find his buddies serving in the war and bring them beer and bear hugs from back home.  It would... Continue Reading →

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