Where has the time gone?


Patrick Newell

Where has the time gone? When I began at the newspaper in August of 1995, Bill Clinton was well into his first term as president, I was about 20 pounds heavier, my hair was much shorter – and still primarily dark brown – and the first of my three children, Elijah, was an infant of two months. Yesterday, June 22, my son turned 16 years old. This infant I cradled in my arms nearly 16 years ago is now my height (perhaps a shade taller), and possesses a driver’s permit He also stopped by the Norwich High School guidance office to obtain his official working papers. Time waits for no one, but at least I still have my waist line, just like our thinned down 43rd president.