Three decades as a Philly Cop come to a close

This past Friday, January 19, was my last official day on the payroll of the Philadelphia Police Department. After nearly three decades, I hung up my badge and gun, riding off into the sunset of retirement. I come from a Philly Cop family. My brother, Mike, remains on the job as a Sergeant with the … Continue reading Three decades as a Philly Cop come to a close

Television & the presidency as a time machine

I was sitting at home this past Saturday night, just flicking around the dial, when a newly produced special report on the Fox News Channel titled "Television & the Presidency" caught my eye. Being a bit of a history buff, especially American history, it was right up my alley: a historical perspective on the role … Continue reading Television & the presidency as a time machine

It was twenty years ago today

  The date was August 5th, 1985, “8-5-85” as it would easily be remembered, and would become forever known in team lore. It was a typically warm, sunny summer evening on the softball field at Archbishop Ryan High School in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. On this night, the Brewers softball team was trying to … Continue reading It was twenty years ago today