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June 17, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Surely, there's plenty of season left, thus making the Connecticut Sun's 2-5 record more of an annoyance than a sign of the apocalypse.
But who would have blamed the fans, especially the loyal 7,000 or so who have come...
June 14, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
It has been suggested that there's a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
That's George Blaney.
Dignity in every act of life.
And now the dignified man who...
June 13, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
If a group of men were told not to shave while listing the various institutional, governmental and political hypocrisies, they'd look like something between Castro and Ayatollah Khomeini by the end of the conversation.
And yet there's one...
June 12, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
A friend who works for the Connecticut Sun calls the WNBA a "secret society." Translation: The league's levels of competition, entertainment and accessibility grow in direct proportion to your willingness to give it a try.
And say this much...
June 11, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Imagine if during an episode of Law & Order, Jack McCoy is rolling through a pithy cross examination when Carl the Custodian barges in and says, "wrap it up, Counselor. The courtroom closes in five minutes."
Or if a teacher gets an abrupt...
June 10, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm
This is an excerpt from the poem that Liz Sutman read occasionally to the kids who would become champs:
"It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate, I am...
June 8, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
He walked on the floor at a little before 7 Friday night, Mike Thibault did, the floor he had exited so many times a winner. A winner in more than 200 regular season games. A winner in the playoffs. The architect of the...
June 7, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
It would be an exaggeration to suggest that teenagers' preferred mode of communication with adults today are word spasms yelled over whatever's jackhammering from their iPods.
Just not much of an exaggeration...
June 6, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
Taliek Brown, 30 years old now, is a Johnny Cash lyric. He's been everywhere, man, pursuing a basketball career in Bulgaria and Croatia, Macedonia and Canada, Venezuela and Turkey.
And he could have been anywhere, man,...
June 4, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
In the pantheon of Stonington institutions past and present, there are, in no particular order: Stonington Point, CC's, Dave Erskine, the COMO, the McGugans, Sea Swirl, Whit Davis and Maple Breeze, give or take some others unintentionally...
June 2, 2013; Updated: 12:06 am
Idle Thoughts, while waiting for Coach T's return to Mohegan Sun (Friday night), The Captain's return to shortstop and for SNY to resist turning every pitch from Matt Harvey into a Tolstoy novel:
May 31, 2013; Updated: 8:09 am
East Lyme - Full disclosure: What I know about lacrosse is right up there with Gothic Architecture, knitting and Buddhism. Even such limited acumen, however, doesn't preclude us from knowing that East Lyme High is the...
May 30, 2013; Updated: 10:01 am
That paragon of dysfunction, otherwise known as the Eastern Connecticut Conference, was in midseason form over the weekend, when the league softball tournament masqueraded as the ECC's first foray into reality television: "Real Softball...
May 29, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
It was one night last week that little Jackson Peluso, 21 months old, wore this look of complete contentment, firmly entrenched in daddy's arms after the ballgame. There's no bigger hero to a little boy than daddy in a...
May 28, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Dr. Joyce Brothers' recent passing leaves one less option for such a dilemma. Dr. Phil seems busy. Frankly, we'd take Dr. Zhivago at this point.
Yankee fans in this corner of the world: unite. We have a problem. What are we do tonight when...
May 26, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
Kara Lawson took the microphone Saturday night moments before the Connecticut Sun began their 11th summer here, giving the crowd brevity and levity before she gave them 23...
May 25, 2013; Updated: 12:18 am
While multi-day relays have exploded in popularity, there's one nearby relay next month that tops all the rest - at least in distance over 24 hours.
The second annual New England Relay on June 22 and...
May 23, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Occasionally, readers, bystanders and even friends will ask about my "New London bias." I don't get angry. Because they're right. I have a New London bias. Here's why: What the kids of the high school have done for me over the last 22 years...
May 21, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
The wheels on the bus will go round and round - round and round, round and round - sometime Wednesday, delivering the baseball team from UConn-Avery Point from the enchanting shores of campus to Enid, Okla., where the deer and the antelope...
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...