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May 17, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
You probably think it's a little weird, Dear Diary, that I spend time thinking about my epitaph. But we all have our hobbies. And mine is going to read, "Here lies Mikey D. He just didn't understand."
May 15, 2013; Updated: 11:56 pm
Here we are in Connecticut, the home office for the women's sports revolution, and even here, not enough of us comprehend the spirit of Title IX. As in: It makes no specific mention of sports. It requires equal opportunity...
May 14, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Inevitably, the residual effect of what follows would place some public pressure on Hunter Roman and Clayton Potter to attend the Ivy League schools pursuing them.
Note to Clayton and Hunter: Sorry, fellas. That's not the intent.
May 12, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm
Kelsey Griffin: born in Alaska. Attended Nebraska. This makes her fluent in "askas." Just ask her.
But this is Uncasville. A long-aska way from home. This is Uncasville for the fourth time, actually. Her fourth season...
May 10, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm
Saturday morning at Bluff Point Coastal Reserve in Groton is one of the few opportunities we get each year in the region to race on trails.
But the Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K is much more than that. The 9 a.m. race is designed to raise...
May 9, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
People ask me frequently what I like best about this job. Usually, I say the money. (Joking, joking). Really, it's this: The opportunity to tell other peoples' stories and chronicling seminal moments, and small ones, too, in...
May 5, 2013; Updated: 11:25 pm
Steve Barrett of Preston was back at the Waterford Speedbowl Saturday night, back from Afghanistan, the unwitting star of an opening ceremony that left not a dry eye.
May 4, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
We like to read things into the games we watch now, although all these years and all this technology later, there's rarely cause to read anything more advanced than the scoreboard. Did you win or did you lose? And at the end...
May 2, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
It was during an impromptu conversation with some New London High School kids last week that the topic of superintendent Nick Fischer's ensuing dismissal — no semantics here, Fischer was dismissed — arose. What followed...
May 1, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
The symbolism runs like a current through your senses, illustrating the possibilities. It's the view. Oh, the view, from the company's vivid, no-cubicles-allowed offices, high atop the city, full of hope and wonder.
April 30, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
They were all gathered at Foxwoods for the draft party, all the people in Jordan Reed's life were, last Friday night. Jordan's Village. They knew The Call would be coming, The Call of a lifetime, The Call that changes everything.
April 28, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm
Idle Thoughts, while waiting for John Sterling's first "the Grandy Man can" of the season, Kara Lawson's first 3-pointer and wondering what's become of Byung-Hyun Kim:
• Mr. Idle, Mr. I to his close friends, has been amused all week...
April 27, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Your eyes saw pink, pink everywhere Friday, pink uniforms and pink ribbons, pink balloons and even pink icing for the postgame cupcakes.
You see pink a lot now, the delicate, compassionate hue with the megawatt...
April 25, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
It's a few days removed now since David Ortiz took the microphone at Fenway and, speaking on behalf of the Red Sox, told 35,000 fans over the public address system and a television audience, "This is our f------ city."
It was a bit of a...
April 24, 2013; Updated: 11:57 pm
It's the epic example of the blow torch meeting the Exxon truck: Matt Harvey's 50,000-watt fastball whizzing away in the big, bad city, where habitual hyperbole happens right there with the frequency of honking horns in midtown.
April 21, 2013; Updated: 12:12 am
East Hartford - The frame of reference for UConn football now is that there's really not a now, other than the idea that Michigan is coming. It's all about the future: whether there is one for the Pasqualoni regime.
April 19, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
And so once again in the wake of devastation, America rallies. Friends and foes, rights and lefts. Sweet Caroline at the Stadium, a group Star Spangled Banner at the Garden. We are one. It's all local, despite the locality.
April 18, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Concepts of endurance and patience have varied in degrees over the years, especially now when a slow Internet connection, for example, can incite eyerolls, sighs and tremors. So now imagine the levels required to maintain interest and passion in...
April 17, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
I'd imagine it would go something like this:
Me: "Bless me father, for I have sinned. It's been too long since my last confession."
Priest: "What are your sins, my son?"
Me: "I wondered on Twitter if Kelly Faris was the right...
April 15, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm
Nothing else this side of the late George Carlin amuses me more than the rules of golf. OK. So not necessarily the rules themselves. More the way the golfing society attaches scriptural significance to them. As if one of the stone tablets God...
April 12, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
Sometime Monday afternoon Amby Burfoot will run along a stretch of road in Boston where he had one of the scariest running experiences of his life.
The 66-year-old Groton native will be running the Boston Marathon on the 45th anniversary of...
April 10, 2013; Updated: 6:01 am
Confetti rained on them from what felt like the heavens Tuesday night at New Orleans Arena, showering the UConn women with trimmings befitting a national champion.
Only this time, a piece just might have actually...
April 9, 2013; Updated: 6:00 am
This just in: Geno Auriemma has retired the trophy. Nobody else is going to win seven (perhaps eight by tonight) national championships and parlay it with the requisite attitude, humor and insight that make him the...
April 8, 2013; Updated: 4:37 am
It is the blessing and the curse of playing UConn women's basketball: You can become the game's royalty here. But you are judged against royalty. The Gatsbys of the game...
April 8, 2013; Updated: 5:08 am
Even the most ardent skeptics can't avoid the following truth: UConn has emerged as Broadway for women's basketball. Sinatra's reincarnation would surely croon that if...