Martin Connors's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

Timothy in My Life

Added by Martin Connors on July 10, 2011 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Somewhere in Time: October 23, 2009 - Nintendo, Chocolate Cake, and The Beatles

Tim’s first favorite Beatles song was “Yellow Submarine”.  The cartoonish imagery of the song, pre-dating the 1968 movie, was easy to follow with Ringo Starr’s monotone vocals.  My 1994 Camry had a tape deck and I bought the Beatles “1” album and when I would play it when we went on trips to the mall,…

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Added by Martin Connors on July 5, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

House of Sorrow

As you enter this House of Sorrow

Observe the portraits of my child

Gone are my dreams of his…

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Added by Martin Connors on July 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Somewhere Caught Between the Past and Present

When I became a cop, I learned to face the chance of my mortality coming to an end.  We learned in the police academy about criminology and from that victimology, first aid, patrol situations, comradeship, and death.  We just never learned what to do when it is our own child.  There isn’t really any course…

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Added by Martin Connors on July 5, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Somewhere in Time: Fourth of July, 2009 - Fireworks and Milk Shakes

On July 4th, 2009, Tim and I wanted to watch the fireworks.  Every year, the City of Philadelphia has a large free concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  There was a time that there would be simultaneous fireworks from the Delaware River and from behind the Museum of Art.  I had worked details on July 4th celebrations for a number of years when I was…

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Added by Martin Connors on July 2, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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