The Dream Will Never Die

In the fall 2013, I was asked to speak at a university in the mid-west. Arriving the night before as usual, I had an evening to myself in my hotel room. That night, I made a phone to a close…
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The Time Is Now

Two weeks have passed since the Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality is the law of the land.It’s been a euphoric time for the LGBT community in our struggle for equal rights. However, the time is now to continue the…
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25Years After The Mask Came Off

25 Years ago this month, my autobiography, Behind The Mask, was published.  From the day I made my first public appearance on national TV (not as an umpire) my life has never been the same. Since that time, I have…
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A Month of Pride

In the early hours of June 28th, 1969, at a small place called the Stonewall Inn located in Greenwich Village, a crusade was born.  The birth of the modern day LGBT Civil Rights Movement had arrived. June is set aside…
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Rebooting

Rebooting It’s been awhile since I updated my blog, however I had a good reason…I needed to reboot!! We all get to a point in life, when we need to recharge our batteries. For me, it was 25 years in…
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Michael Sam

Michael Sam’s recent announcement, about his sexual orientation, sent shock waves thru out the sports world and for that matter the world. The fact that the SEC defensive college football player of the year, and most likely an NFL draft…
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“It Is Not Truth That Matters, but Victory”

POWER is the root of all evil. At least that is what I have read and heard. Today, after the Freeh report came out about the scandal that has surrounded Penn State since November, we learned more about what power…
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DEXTER, A NEW HOME, AND A NEW PROJECT

Dexter, a new home, and a new project have kept me on a rollercoaster ride for the past 6months. Dexter, our 16 year old yellow lab, passed away on March 31st.  I had wanted to write a blog about Dexter,…
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“I Wish I Had Done More”

“I wish I had done more”.  In our society, we hear this statement way too often. In the last few days,  I have heard it way too much. What is happening at Penn State is nothing less than appalling.  I…
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My ‘Go To’ Guy

Forty years is a long time. For some, it’s a lifetime. For others (like me), it is extra time that we weren’t suppose to have except for a divine intervention. This July marks an anniversary of a chance meeting of…
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Counting My Blessings

When Sunday morning came around, I had decided to write a new blog piece. My mind was made up that I would write about Harvard’s graduation, which is this coming Friday the 27th of May. However, I decided to wait…
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Words Hurt

In our society today, our professional athletes, as well as anyone in the public eye (including Lady Gaga), tend to forget themselves and use words that hurt people. I am sure that most people in the public eye have no…
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