About moc

My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 35 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

Last day?

‘Round these parts today is the last day of school before summer vacation. Summer vacation. Ha! What a silly, 20th-century notion. Summer camp starts tomorrow, and as I’ve noted before, what with cellphones, travel sports teams, and organized “play dates,” there’s … Continue reading

Halfway home

Remember those old PGA Tour commercials? “These guys are good.” That’s the Golden State Warriors. These guys are good. And they’re halfway home to a championship. The Washington Capitals? My hometown team? They’re pretty good too. And also halfway home … Continue reading