Andrew McCutchen Yes, that’s Andrew McCutchen, and he’s looking for his keys. This story begins on a Tuesday. I have a late start on Tuesdays, and I value the few moments I have to myself in a quiet house. I get a chance to prepare for my classes, catch up on some reading, or do important […]
Click on photo to enlarge. Everybody thinks his or her child is a genius, but holy mother, my son’s artwork looks just like Picasso’s Guernica.
Ever since I learned I was going to be the father to a son, I’ve been looking forward to the day that I got to take him to his first major league baseball game. That day turned out to be Thursday, July 5th, when the Marlins visited the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. […]
That’s me with my brother Jason, who dropped by my classroom last week to see what goes on in there. Here’s what he had to say about it. A week ago I had the opportunity to hang out in Aaron’s classroom, meet his students (whattup, Johnnie Taylor’s great niece!) and hear a very informative mini-lecture […]
I only read two lousy books in September. (The photo above comes from the wonderful Library of Congress stream on flickr.com, which I have featured before on this blog.) I only read two lousy books this month! Geez. How embarrassing. Normally, I try to get three of them done, plus a few interesting magazine articles […]
Best wishes to all for the 2011-2012 Pittsburgh Steelers’ season. Above, my daughter readies herself for her first game.
Meet Calliope June Brame. She’s asleep, so we’ll have to be quiet, but I wanted to introduce you to our new daughter. She was born at 7:45 this morning and has had a peaceful and contented first day. Vitals: 6 lbs., 15 oz., 19 inches. She looks just like her brother did when he was […]
My grandmother at the Bay of Naples, 1998. In 2003, I had the luxury of spending a few days with my grandmother, Amelia Anita Crescenzo, and her brother (my great-uncle), Richard Perillo. I knew that the two of them had some great stories that I wanted to talk to them about, so I got out […]
The mantle in my parents’ living room. This one hurt. The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in last night’s Super Bowl. I don’t really want to talk about the game. However, the Brame family experienced the whole ordeal together, and the photos are fun enough to make you almsot forget that if […]