Why I Support Independent Schools on #GivingTuesday

I was fortunate to spend 13 years at the Bancroft School as a student and the last three-plus years at The Rivers School as a member of the faculty and staff. In that time I have both seen and felt the impact independent schools have on their students and that is why I give back … Continue reading Why I Support Independent Schools on #GivingTuesday

2 Ways Student Athletes Can Build a Better School Community

While browsing the materials in the Positive Coaching Alliance Development Zone the other day, I came across an article called "Using Your Power to Improve Your School Community" that touches how student-athletes bear a great deal of responsibility in creating a healthy school community. As some of the most visible representations of school's community in … Continue reading 2 Ways Student Athletes Can Build a Better School Community

Why I Bring My Camera Everywhere

One of the first lessons I learned when I started my career at The Rivers School was that rarely, if ever, was there not something going on that was worth remembering.¬†Whether it is a teacher who has brought their class outside to enjoy the weather, a group of boys who created a makeshift volleyball net … Continue reading Why I Bring My Camera Everywhere

The First Year of the Rest of Your Life

Back in the 1960s, Charles Dederich started a drug rehabilitation clinic called Synanon that morphed first into a cult then a church. Synanon's slogan was the now-popular sarcastic saying "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." The connotations of this saying today are typically negative, but now that we're a week … Continue reading The First Year of the Rest of Your Life

UMass Football 2013 Media Day Notebook: Mike Wegzyn, John Bond, and more from MAC Media Day

The 2013-14 college football season technically begins on the first day of training camp in August, but for many the season kicks off when coaches and players meet the media on Media Day. For the UMass Minutemen, their second season in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) unofficially kicked off at MAC Media Day in … Continue reading UMass Football 2013 Media Day Notebook: Mike Wegzyn, John Bond, and more from MAC Media Day

Bruins’ Stanley Cup loss the latest in a decade of disappointments for New England fans since 2010

New England ruled the first decade of the 21st century. Three Patriots Super Bowl championships, the Red Sox won two World Series titles and the Celtics won their 17th championship in 2008. With the exception of the Bruins' 2011 run to the Stanley Cup, the final game or series since 2010 has been a source … Continue reading Bruins’ Stanley Cup loss the latest in a decade of disappointments for New England fans since 2010