August 4, 2016

Right Here, Right Now

Last weekend, I cued “My Hometown” on my Sony Walkman and headed to Greenwich, Connecticut for my high school reunion. Also playing in my head were Jesus Jones’ “Right Here, Right Now” and Scorpions’ “Winds of Change,” two songs inspired by world events of the era. In the weeks leading up to the reunion, I thought about what had changed, and what remained the same. A lot stayed the same. After all, we were going to a restaurant we used to go to then, still owned by a classmate’s father. Would the same people be playing the Breakfast Club roles of criminal, athlete, basket case, princess, and brain? Had external forces that happened in high school, college, and the decades that followed changed us?
September 4, 2014

Throwback Thursdays: Trapper Keepers Held Our Homework and Our Memories

Labor Day has come and gone, and we all know what that means – it’s time to put away the Skip-It and take out our trusty Trapper Keeper.