When I was 11 or so, I won a whole bunch of awards for a great season in Park Slope Little League. They had Ron Darling come by to present the awards, and every time I went up on stage, he shook my hand and said, "You again?!?" and was just totally cool and charming. It was a great night for me. Last month I had a chance to interview Darling for Long Island Pulse, and he was very nice and charming once again. I told him about our shared past, but he didn't remember me. I guess I can't fault him for that since he seems to show up at so many events. You can read my full interview with him here.
I wrote a Salute to the Stale Peep for Long Island Pulse magazine. I guess the Peeps peeps found it because they sent me double secret unreleased Peeps.The blank white packages contain the actual Peeps, the other bags are mock ups full of macaroni. Thanks Peeps peeps!
After three satisfying years, tonight is my last at the Baldwin Herald. This is a link to the final long form story I wrote and photographed for the paper. It's a look at people still struggling to recoup money they were promised after Hurricane Sandy. I think it's a strong feature and good way to close this educational chapter of my career.