No Birthday for John Kennedy

No Birthday for John Kennedy

Chasing Presidents #35 Only in college, perhaps, do you make such fast friends that you spend an entire day together and know very little about them. Such was the case my first Saturday at Penn State. A morning of Ultimate Frisbee, followed by lunch, followed by an...
Boston by 50

Boston by 50

The Oak Ridge Boys sing about an extraordinary ordinary day. I had one on Sunday, October 8, 2006. Keith Landis had called me the night before to invite me to watch him run his first marathon. I have been watching Keith run since 1989, sometimes from the same race, so...
Chasing Presidents for 34 Years – Part II

Chasing Presidents for 34 Years – Part II

I left the crabs to their chances. As I brushed the sand off my feet, I wondered what else Long Branch might have in store for me. I had about twenty minutes left before the opening of Monmouth. And I like to be at places when they open to beat the throngs. I am sure...
Chasing Presidents for 34 Years- Part I

Chasing Presidents for 34 Years- Part I

I wasn’t chasing James Garfield last September in Long Branch, New Jersey. In fact, forgive me this admission, it had slipped my mind that Long Branch had anything to do with the Orange Township, Ohio born 20th President of the United States. But we will get to...