Month: March 2021

He said “don’t swing”. Huh?

It was 1979 in Northeast Philly and I was a 12 year-old kid playing competitive travel-league baseball across the city. I was a short-and-skinny but talented-and-feisty baseball player. I was on the team pictured here. One of the coaches on this team said “don’t swing until after the first called strike”. I was told to keep …

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Some will say it was 3 years’​ late. I say it was right on time.

Patrick was “supposed” to graduate college in May 2017. Instead, he graduated in December 2020. It’s taken him over 7 years to finish his college degree but he did it. He did it while fighting adversity, self-doubt, confusion. He started at Penn State in 2013 as a chemical engineering hopeful, hit a hard wall, took time off, worked …

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