|Willis Reed was the captain and fighting heart of the Knick championship teams of the late 60's and early 70's. |
|My dad got this for me when he attended Yankees Fantasy Baseball Camp in 1990. It's also signed by Whitey Ford, Enos Slaughter, Hank Bauer, and Johnny Blanchard, but Mickey got the sweet spot. He always did.|
|I saw John Updike give a reading soon after this was published. Taken together, The "Rabbit" tetrology is the greatest portrait of post-war America, 1950-1980, ever written. My personal favorite: Rabbit is Rich.|
|Harry Bosch is one amazing detective!|
|My tattered copy of the Common Core. Signed by...Phil Daro and Bill McCallum! |
This is just a small sampling of what I saw. I'll also add that half of the sessions at the conference had the words "common core" in their title or description.
I listened to both Phil and Bill give their presentations, looking for a window into the minds of the men who, intentionally or not, set so many wheels in motion. And I couldn't help but wonder: When they sat down to write the standards, could they ever have imagined what would follow in their wake?
|Bill and me.|