Not your father’s “Footloose”

Two years ago, I was the shuttle driver for a trio of Suffield High School sophomores, one of whom had managed to get access to an Instagram message group where Suffield juniors and seniors modeled their purchased prom gowns. Amid animated commentary, the girls howled in anticipation for their prom season only a year away.

The kids are alright

Early in November, three Suffield Observer volunteers and I were scheduled to speak to fifth graders at McAlister Intermediate School for a unit on journalism. Because of the pandemic, the show would be virtual.

Can You Feel It?

This is my second attempt at writing something about the outrage that has engulfed our nation in the wake of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis, Minn., police.