All posts by Tom Cole

What We Learn from a Teacher

If you asked men and women to look back at who the most influential people in their lives were, other than their parents, the great majority of respondents would say a teacher or coach. Teachers and coaches are a uniquely-talented group, trying to make a difference in young people’s lives every day. When you think

THE BOWSHER BOWL

There is a unique football stadium that sits at the corner of South Detroit and Glanzman. Its formal name is Charles W Matthews Stadium, but I have always known it as the Bowsher Bowl. I became familiar with the Bowsher Bowl in 1965. St. John’s High School (SJ) had just opened and fielded a freshmen

Oct. 29, 1960 Air Tragedy In Toledo

It is remarkable how events can change people’s lives. We all take air travel for granted as it is, by far, the safest way to go long distances. When an airline crash occurs it is etched into our minds and seldom forgotten. Last March, the University of Michigan basketball team had a major scare after

Best Power Pop Band of the ’70s Played Toledo

It was a hot summer night in Toledo in 1971. The kind of summer where boredom had set in while working a summer job and participating in football practice while I waited for the next college school year to start. The kind of summer that Bob Seger wrote about— where you were looking to relax