Category Archives: Living in the Past

Havana Daydreamin’

Where to next? Not Havana.  Not yet.  But maybe soon. 36 years ago this month, I covered the Trinity College basketball team as the first American sports team to play in Cuba since the revolution in 1959. Here are some … Continue reading

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Three Boys in Paris

It’s been far too long…ten years…since we last visited Paris. Even in the face of last night’s carnage, I think of Paris as a life-affirming place.  Just “being there” is exhilarating. On our visits, my wife and I will typically … Continue reading

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My Time with Dave

David Letterman’s long and successful late night run ends tonight. There were Letterman people and there were Leno people.  I’m a Letterman guy.  Jay is a standup comedy hall of famer, but I’ve always been more comfortable with Dave’s sensibilities. … Continue reading

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Thanks, Rick

One of Connecticut’s finest journalists is retiring today.  His name is Rick Huntington, and unless you know him personally, you don’t know him at all. Rick is a news photographer.  Or a videographer.  Or a photojournalist.  Pick a title, any … Continue reading

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Kept in Stitches

What’s the story behind your scar?  That’s the bright and unusual idea for Colin McEnroe’s Connecticut Public Radio show on Wednesday. Getting stitches was a rite of passage in the Brooks family.  My oldest scar, I am told, dates back … Continue reading

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My Cowboy

“I’d like a coffee light, please.  It’s for Rex Trailer!!!” It was probably 1958, maybe ’59.  Years before I realized that “TV PEOPLE!!!” were just people.  On TV. I was getting a haircut at the barber shop in Pinefield Shopping Center … Continue reading

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A Plan Comes Together

“You guys turn 60 next year.  Why don’t we all go to Pebble Beach so we can celebrate and you can play together?” So said my old friend Chuck’s wife Susan, as we sat on our patio in June, 2011.  Chuck … Continue reading

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