PETER O’CONNOR Guest Columnist email@example.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 [...]
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
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.
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.