• One Little Prayer

    * When I read the reflections my students wrote at the end of last semester, I was surprised so many of them cited an article by writer Tom Junod as their favorite. It  wasn’t because Junod isn’t a fantastic technical and creative writer—he is; I find him brilliant—but rather because they were so moved by Junod’s storytelling. Can You Say…Hero? is Junod’s 1998 profile piece from Esquire about Mister Rogers. That’s right…the late Mister Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, that iconic PBS show that lasted for decades. And some of my students barely knew who he was. The article is a glimpse into the real Fred Rogers, and he isn’t…

  • Breakfast With Michael Buble

    This morning I was getting ready to go out the door. I was dressed casually, but nicely enough that my daughter knew I wasn’t going to be home working at the computer all day. “Where are you going this morning?” she asked me as she was getting her breakfast together. “Out for breakfast,” I said. “Who are you going with?” she asked. “You’ll never guess it,” I said. She looked at me, mulled it over. “Michael Buble?” she said. I laughed. She is so funny and knows my affinity for Mr. Buble. Don’t ask me why it was top of mind for her this morning, but even as I’m writing…