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A Happy Easter in wake of Notre Dame

A Happy Easter in wake of Notre Dame

In a sense, Notre Dame was sadly victim to a general state of disrepair. It is the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort of cathedrals.

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

The world of Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear subs

The world of Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear subs

Days onboard at ballistic missile submarine quickly fall into a routine.

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Thoughts on ‘summah’ — redux

Thoughts on ‘summah’ — redux

PETER O’CONNOR Guest Columnist opinion@lbknews.com I wrote a while ago about the departure of our seasonal residents and visitors from Longboat Key. It has been truly quiet this year. Now we too are about to leave, if only for a few days. As you read these pages Pat and I will be off to New […]

August 3, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

More on ‘Summah’

More on ‘Summah’

A half year ago I penned a piece here in these pages on summer, or ‘Summah,’ as I called it. That was in the New England idiom. Some of you related; some even liked my effort. Thank you.

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

This way again

This way again

Some of you have told me that you have enjoyed my travel columns. I hope so. I haven’t done one lately, so here we go. Football season seems to start earlier these days. I always thought of it as a fall sport. It starts in late summer these days. I’m off to Indiana

September 9, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Thoughts on ‘summah’

Thoughts on ‘summah’

That’s ‘summah,’ as we say in New England. I like to think of myself as a New Englander, if not a true Bostonian in spite of my native New Yorker status. I served in both Connecticut and Rhode Island before my later years in Massachusetts

August 4, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

55 years ago…

55 years ago…

My cousin Vernon is taking me to a Notre Dame football game. Vernon is my second cousin, whose father works for my dad’s company as its accountant. The families are friends, and Vernon is “the man” to me. He goes to Notre Dame, drives a car and has a smile on his face as he takes his younger cousin to a Notre Dame football game on a fall Saturday

May 20, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A trip to the ‘House that George Steinbrenner Built’

A trip to the ‘House that George Steinbrenner Built’

I had the chance to attend what I think was a memorable occasion in New York last Saturday night. Yes, it was cold on that November evening. The occasion was the meeting of Notre Dame and Army in a renewal of their storied rivalry. These two teams, of which real sports journalists have written legends over the years, met again this year in Gotham.

November 27, 2010 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Meandering, still

Meandering, still

About six months ago I mentioned that I was no longer working here. I thanked a quarter of you for that. I thank you again. To my publisher and friend, Steve Reid, I add thanks for his confidence and for the opportunity to appear regularly in these pages. As before, this newfound freedom means more opportunity to travel this great land. What follows is a short report on my meanderings, still, which might also include a small message.

October 9, 2010 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »