Norman Seabrooks clutched his diploma in one hand; the other was balled in a fist. He accepted his degree from The Citadel in honor of Charlie Foster and Joe Shine, who came before him; Red Parker and Keith Roden, who struggled beside him; Herb Cunningham and Flossie Gordon, who sheltered him; the anonymous faces who stuffed his pockets with extra desserts and milk after late-night practices; the maintenance staff that publicly embraced him like a son and privately prayed for Norm’s strength and safety. But this, he thought as he left the stage with degree in hand, was for William Thomas Seabrooks.
I am excited to announce that my new podcast, Voices, is now available on iTunes.
In recent weeks I have had the pleasure of spending some time with three great writers: Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated, Jason Turbow (author of Baseball Codes and Dynastic, Bombast, Fantastic) and Greg Prince, blogger for Faith and Fear in Flushing and author of a new book on Mike Piazza. All three interviews are now posted on iTunes.
The last time I was in Plattsburgh, New York was April 2006.
On the drive North on I-87 I had an idea.: I’m going to do an informal survey with active SUNY Plattsburgh students regarding their colleges’ history.
The first day on campus at SUNY Plattsburgh I walked the breezeway that splits the Feinberg Library and the Angell College Center. Along the way, I stopped students and asked three questions: