Posts By By Skip Tate

Memories of my X

July 1, 2009 |

During my freshman year of college, my non-studying moments often led me down the hall of our dorm in search of some conversation, free beer or whatever distraction I could find. Doors were generally left open in those days, inviting … Read More

Commodore 64 and Other Dinosaurs

July 1, 2009 |

Back in college, my friend Henry often made the mistake of leaving the door to his room open while wandering off to visit a friend or try to impress some coed nearby. We lived in a suite of six rooms, … Read More

Archive Dive

July 1, 2009 |

The phone rang not too long ago, and on the other end was Thomas Kennealy, one of the longtime Jesuits here on campus. By all accounts, Kennealy’s now been at Xavier 39 years, placing him second on the S.J. tenure … Read More

Blue Man Land

April 2, 2009 |

David Cranston had a dilemma. His astronomy lab was meeting the same night as a men’s basketball game. 

The junior’s a diehard Musketeer fan and hadn’t missed a single game since he first came to campus three years ago from … Read More

Business Boot Camp

January 2, 2009 |

Sgts. Kenny Devers and Chad Essert stand in front of a group of nervous, half-awake and befuddled men and women. The pair are dressed in camouflage fatigues, straight-brimmed hats and have looks straight out of central casting—crew cut, piercing eyes, … Read More

The Long Shot

January 1, 2008 |

It was around 1:00 a.m. when the explosion shook Jerri Taylor out of her sleep and into a state of confusion. She was supposed to be alone in the house, but as she sat there trying to process the noise, … Read More

Big Business

October 1, 2007 |

Sean Miller was working his way through Kroger recently when a man approached with a smile and a request. “This is my brother’s phone number,” the man said, handing Miller a piece of paper. “Can you give him a call … Read More

The Good Fight

July 1, 2007 |

God needed a fighter. So he called Tom McCarthy.


Six years ago, McCarthy was living a good life. The 1994 graduate just bought a house, was taking M.B.A. classes and working at an annuities job at Union Central Life … Read More

Back on the Field

January 1, 2007 |

It began inspiring and intense, invigorating and incredible. The result was not as intended, but that was inconsequential. The Oct. 21 football game against Marquette University was more than just a game. It was a piece of history. It marked … Read More

Serving up the Works

January 1, 2007 |

Scott Gordon and his wife, Jamie, were walking down the Loveland Bike Trail in suburban Cincinnati four years ago when they passed the old Loveland waterworks building. Built in 1905, the red brick structure with a belfry on top was … Read More