Guestbook for calasanbook


Total: 250 guests
Name: Ted George
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-12-30 18:55:42
Comments: Dominic - Forgive me for the presumptiousness of the following comments but I think you have the order backwards: you need to forgive those who have wronged you and let go of the anger and bitterness you feel over things in your past in order to be open and receptive to the love you seek. To me, your posts reveal a person consumed with the painful events of the past - until you divorce yourself from these events, there simply will not be room in your life for the family you want so much. I truly hope the New Year and the years to come will bring you happiness and the joys you seek.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-12-30 18:10:44
Comments: NEW YEARS MESSAGE. This is the end of the year, it is the end of the decade, it is the end of the century, it is the end of the millenium, but I am working and praying in the hope that it is not the end of my family. I'm going to be 47, I never took wife and I never had children. My hair is turning gray, my teeth are crumbling, I can't read the fine print anymore, I start to hear things wrong. I have good reason to believe that my sexual health is in decline, even though I haven't been active for two decades. To the bastards who appoint themselves alternative police in America, improvising and enforcing their own bullshit-law, I say "thank you" for ruining the entire mating season of my life on earth. If I die without children, be proud that you killed off a good family without any good reason, and without proving a single one of your false accusations. Who commanded "thou shalt not take the law into thine own hands"? Who commanded "thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighber"? I want to forgive everyone who ever wronged me, but I have to be able to start my family LIKE A FREE MAN FIRST. Will my bloodline survive in the new millenium?

Name: Dome Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Dade (land) County, Florida
Time: 1999-12-30 17:49:26
Comments: During the mid-1990s (before the Busway Max) I went into Border's bookstore near Dadeland South. Then I took a bus to Cutler Ridge. While waiting for the bus to Florida City, I was approached by someone who looked like David H. He carried a book by his side and his dress and eyeglasses and hairdo were EXACTLY like they appear on John S. Barth's page of "Pietati Et Literis, 1970". But he didn't have the limp which David had in the mid-1980s, so I suspected that "shopping mall nation" (the alternative police) were trying to fool me with a look-alike. There were two other similar sightings in the Miami area. NEW TOPIC: One day in the mid-1980s, someone befriended me in Hartford, CT. After he had my confidence, he said something like "I used to live in New York City, and I used to be homosexual or bisexual, and I heard from some of my friends that when YOU lived in New York City, YOU used to be homosexual or bisexual. I would like to sit down with you and find out from you who our common friends are". (1) I was NEVER homosexual or bisexual. (2) I NEVER lived in New York City (but my identification was stolen there, in March 1970, as described in records #127 through #143). To pieces of human garbage who appoint yourselves "alternative police" in America: (1) don't harass me (2) don't harass Harriman or McIntyre or Hickerson or anyone else who I went to school with just because YOUR pornographic system in the Times Square internat hub attacked the health of MY lower abdomen on my first unsupervised trip to New York City in 1970.

Name: McIntyre / 71
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Cambridge, Ma.
Time: 1999-12-30 05:45:12
Comments: For those who knew David,I should add that the schizophrenia began in adolescence, as usual, and progressed. From the early seventies through at least 1992,he was essentially hitchhiking around, staying with friends if he could in the beginning, more removed as time went on. I last saw him in '92 or '93, in Buffalo, very haggard. He checked himself into Meyer Memorial for a short while, but since his current obsession was that he had to be in Washington Square Park soon for a gig set 20 years before, the guy in charge of his case figured "let him leave town". Has anyone seen him since?

Name: Ted George
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-12-29 22:16:59
Comments: Thanks to Michael McIntyre for the kind note. I seem to remember teasing him about his capering about like a drunken dwarf (of the Tolkien variety). I had to laugh at the reference to the 24 hour seminar - I assume that he meant the time spent to research, write and type the thing. Speaking of seminars, does anyone have any information about Mr. Hadrovic? I had a sighting of David Hickerson at Christmastime, 1975. He came through town and was on his way to see his mother in Texas, as I remember. He was then pretty much as McIntyre described him. Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy New Year.

Name: McIntyre/71
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Cambridge, Ma.
Time: 1999-12-29 06:58:20
Comments: Hi to all. Hi to Tom Dus, fellow punching bag in 1C in 66-67.But I was only in the day school then: the tales I heard of the bullying you endured in the boarding home were horrendous and plausible, particularly since I got to see samples on the '67 field trip to the Smokies. In Cleveland I think, you went to Fr. Mustos for help and so taught me not to. Thank you for that, [I'm sure you didn't notice] but I don't think I ever tried to ally with you then or later, and for that I'm sorry. I heard you were at the Tea 3 summers ago. I hope to run into you at one. To Dominic: by the big G that was nice! But I still haven't written the damn letter, so I wanted to write this in between. You actually were one of my favorite people for many years, I think a favorite among a lot of people.By the time I got to the boarding home, 68-70, you, with Hevesy, O'shea and Poncho, formed an elite. Remember leading the Fish Cheer in the rose garden in Delaware Park? And you, like Hickerson, were educational to be around, on music, film (we went to see Weekend at the then Circle Art), the writing of the 24 hour seminar... You were just always mischievous and aunt-scaring, but later you did try to rescue Hickerson [brilliant, taught himself Anglo-Saxon, infuriatingly good musician, cartoon parents out of town, schizophrenic, a terrible guest: one time he visited Dominic for about a week, and since Dominic said he didn't want to see any dirty dishes, he found about 20 under the couch after David left.] I thank you for trying to help David in Hartford; it cost you a lot, and I'm sorry, but it was noble. People need safety nets, but sometimes it's dangerous for the net.

Name: Dominic Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-12-27 18:51:54
Comments: Micheal McIntyre was cordial to me on many occasions, so I won't argue about the correctness of every single word he wrote. He loaned me money to buy a Canadian National Railroad ticket for David Hickerson so that David and I could cross Canada together from Toronto to Vancouver B.C. on my way to Reed College (that was probably in 1971). I was trying to be a do-gooder and re-unite David with his father (any recent sightings of David Hickerson?). He provided me with a room to live in, in Buffalo during spring-summer '72. He gave me a place to stay in Chicago when I hitch-hiked there in '73 (I was testing my wings for an eventual trip to Oregon). He helped me get a job in Chicago when I drove there in '74 and he accompanied me on a very pleasant trip when we drove from Chicago through St. Louis, Cairo, Memphis, Jackson, and on down to New Orleans, later that year (I was going to go to Oregon in the spring, but I returned home when my father was hospitalized for surgery). After I got fired by United Technologies Carrier Corp. AND evicted from my "illegal sublet" rental unit in Farmington, CT, during the same month, August 1986, I felt that I was being persecuted and I fled to Cambridge, Mass, where Big Mack gave me a place to stay while I searched for work. That enabled me to get a job in a lumber yard when I was jobless and homeless. McIntyre did all this for me even though I was never his favorite person, just to compliantly and complaintlessly answer an appeal for help. I don't recall ever paying him for anything he ever did for me (except for that $4.00 check which has still not cleared) but maybe one day... If he's still in the bookstore business, he should be everyone's first choice when it comes to buying a book. This entry distracts attention from Ted George's open question, below.

Name: jane cudmore
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-12-27 17:11:15
Comments: I too would send my kids (if I had any) to Cal. I transferred there after 6th grade at Nardin where I was but one of a class of 25 or so white Catholic kids. Arriving at Cal I found such diversity and at such an important stage in my developement that I am convinced I am a much better person for the experience. I only stayed 3 years as my parents were not as convinced of the benefits and I was transferred to Nichols - a difficult transition to be sure! I am sure that I was somewhat naive and could not see the problems that others have referred to at the time , but my answer remains a resounding Yes!

Name: TOM DUS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: STILL IN OHIO
Time: 1999-12-24 19:10:10
Comments: I VISITED THE SCHOOL AT XMAS CIRCA '85. MY DAUGHTER WAS WITH ME. SAW GERENCSER, HE GAVE ME A BOTTLE OF CAL WINE. I STILL HAVE IT. HAVEN'T FOUND THE RIGHT OCCASION TO OPEN IT. ANYHOW, IN RESPONSE TO THE QUERY, MY DAUGHTER THOUGHT THAT GERENCSER WAS SCARY, AND SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT CAL WAS NOT THE PLACE FOR HER. SHE WENT TO LUTHERAN SCHOOLS INSTEAD, AND SHE'S ATTENDING BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY NOW. CAL, LIKE LIFE ITSELF, WAS AN EXPERIENCE YOU MAY HAVE REGRETTED AT THE TIME, BUT YOU WOULDN'T HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO DO SO. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Name: Michael McIntyre/71
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Cambridge, Ma.
Time: 1999-12-24 04:50:04
Comments: To answer Ted George, a wonderful fellow whose family boarded Kovi after the boarding home closed in '70, I would send my kids (if I had any) to the school if it was as it was when we were there, but I could send them with less trepidation in later years, when the sexes were more balanced and there was progressively less hitting and "cookies" (an earpull from a particular priest). But in all periods, it had great teachers: one of them, Chambless,once said that it was a "terrible place to work but a great place to teach". To Dominic, I have to write you a letter and will do so within a week, but I think the people here who didn't know you in the boarding home should know that your problem was not so much being separated from your family as in the family you were separated from. Also do remember that you used to pile garbage on my head while I was asleep and did worse things to others; power sawing Horn's [Fr. Mustos'] crucifixes in half lengthwise for instance was probably funnier than wise.But you were very worth knowing, though expensive if one lent you money (your official position was that everybody knew you didn't pay back money,so you didn't have to). And at U. of Chicago Press, putting the note from the coffee machine that said "Do not put wet spoon in cremora" in the press's first ever shipment to Red China in '75 was brilliant. Oh, the name you were looking for a while ago was Clinton Lee. To Nathan Rose, thanks for having this site.To all, Happy Holiday Period.

Name: David Koepsell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-12-23 14:35:40
Comments: I would send my kids there, no doubt. In fact, I'd like to see a Calasanctius Charter School here, assuming they stand the constitutional challenge in court. I was way ahead of the game due to Cal when I got to college and I would say the majority of my education, despite the law degree and the PhD, happened at Cal. By the way, I have self-published a novel on the web. It's a sci-fi book about the SETI@Home project. It's available at http://www1.fatbrain.com/asp/bookinfo/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=EB00004697 That's also the link above. I'd appreciate any feedback anyone might have. Special thanks to Martha Clother who typed it from my largely illegible scrawl. D Koepsell '86

Name: Ted George
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-12-20 21:20:28
Comments: Thanks to Jessica Turnbull Engborg for reminding me of some of the positive unique experiences Calasanctius provided: the field trips were a wonderful memory and I experienced the same realization about the writing ability of my classmates when I went to college - even in law school one of my classmates had not taken a essay exam. The seminar program was a real plus. Thanks. I hope others will consider my question: whether you would send your kids to Cal if it still existed. Happy holidays.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-12-18 22:13:47
Comments: I went to Kindergarten in Hartford, CT with Miss Mullen at the elementary school which used to be at the corner of Washington St. and New Britain Ave. Hartford has since changed around some school names. They built a new High School on Wethersfield Ave and they gave the name of the old high school on Maple Ave to it (did my father go there?). Then, they gave the name of my elementary school to the old high school on Maple Ave. My elementary school (Fox) became elderly housing units. Those sly foxes! If I go back to Hartford and I describe where I went to school, they can make me look like a liar. I attended grades 1 through 4 at the Barnes and O'Connell Schools in East Hartford, CT. Then, at Calasanctius, I attended forms Ia, Ib, II, III, IV, V, and VI before going on to college. Some people are skillful at making us look like liars. Somebody called me a liar because I only went to school for 11 years instead of 12 between kindergarten and college ("it doesn't add up right"). Then, a job placement person in Orlando, Florida mentioned that I had only a 4th grade education, as if to say that my Calasanctius education didn't count in the "real" America. Who cares, anyway? Starting my family like a free man and then working to raise it is the real test. So far, I have flunked due to the condition I was in when I left that school. Please read my story in records #127-#143 to see what I mean.

Name: Jessica (Turnbull) Engborg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo
Time: 1999-12-18 01:23:26
Comments: Send my daughter to Cal? In a heartbeat!! The unique experiences I had at Cal (both when I was in Prep A through Prep C 1977-1981 & Form IV through Form VII 1987-1991) and the education I received were well worth the time & effort! I found that when I went to college the students there couldn't even write a simple 2 page comp paper or do basic pre-calc. And the fieldtrips! I have had the opportunity to travel to almost every state in this wonderful country and have the most amazing memories! Sure the bus smelled and we all got tired of each other after about a week, but come on, what other school offers such an extensive program these days? I was one of the lucky ones and if there ever is a school like Cal in the town I may live in you bet Miranda will be a student there! Thanks go to the Hull's for finding such a wonderful way to celebrate Geoff's life by starting the scholarship fund. My life would not be as rich if it weren't for them!!

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-12-17 21:26:27
Comments: To Ted George: That's a big "if". In order to send my kids there, I would need to first have kids. I didn't have any yet, and I attribute this to problems which started during my last year at Calasanctius. At age 16, I got caught up in the fads of 1969. McNally's chapter (cf. record #235) mentions that season (Woodstock festival, etc). In record #136 I mentioned trying "real" hallucinogens in Oct. 1969. McNally reports that Kerouac died here in Florida later that very same week (his books stimulated my curiosity regarding drugs). Three weeks later, I snuck away from Calasanctius in order to attend the "March Against Death" in Washington, D.C. (was it Nov. 15?). I went so that I could call someone in Buffalo ("collect") and show her how radical I could be. I was surfing waves of faddism the way some people surf the internet. The crazy events which I report in records #127 through #143 were mostly in the boarding home and not in the day school. Father Mustos supervised for 6 years (1963-1969), then (with him gone) I ran wild that last year (1969-1970). If your kids are at home, you can watch them grow up. If they are away at a boarding school, anything might happen.

Name: Graham Silliman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Time: 1999-12-15 13:44:21
Comments: Send my kids? If the Calasanctius of the 70s still existed today (what a thought!), the answer is no. On the other hand, the school was a reflection of its times. If Calasanctius had survived until today, it would have had to change with the world around it. It's hard to imagine kids today doing some of the things we did, and it's hard to imagine a school in the 90s run the way Calasanctius was in the 70s.

Name: Ted George
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-12-14 23:21:36
Comments: I'm curious - If Calasanctius were not defunct, would you send your kids there? Assume that things would be about the same as they were when you were there.

Name: Tracey Mitchell Miles
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-12-14 03:34:05
Comments: Happy Holidays to all. Are there any plans made yet for the xmas party?

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-12-06 20:56:16
Comments: There is a website called "www.jajazz.com" which contains a chat page called "Jazz Forum". That chat page is nicely done, with "table of contents" in the top window controlled by the upper right slide switch. Perhaps Mr. Rose might consider adding a similar page to the Calasanctius Home Page. I put some text into it ("Musician as Pied-Piper") which explains what I meant by a "sales blitz" in an earlier record. The story which I put into records #127 through #143 is also nicely complimented by the "Endgame" chapter of a book in this library branch: Dennis McNally, "Desolate Angel, Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America" (Random House, 1979).

Name: Dominic Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-11-22 19:39:47
Comments: Today, here, the Calasanctius Home Page is in "AltaVista" as "www.fas.harvard.edu/~ndrose/cal" but it is in "Yahoo" as "fas-www.harvard.edu/~ndrose/cal". Does this mean that schism-ism is about to split us up into two separate versions? Also, I found a separate "Calasanctius Preparatory High School - Buffalo Alumni Registry" at "www.infophil.com/New_York/Alumni/Calasanctius_Prep-HS/". What is this new registry all about?

Name: Naureen Mohamed '88
Website: Joshua Blake Sticht Freelance Illustration
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Buffalo, then Rochester, NY
Time: 1999-11-21 19:27:59
Comments: Announcing the birth of Noah Alexander Sticht, born to Naureen Abubaker Mohamed and Joshua Blake Sticht (both class of '88) on Sept 6, 1999. 7pounds and 9 ounces and 20 and 1/2 inches long. This announcement is a bit late, but hey, we've been nurturing a new human being. Motherhood is wonderful and I have been so lucky to be able to take a FOUR month maternity leave. I can't believe it's almost 75% over already. Having a baby is not completely as I expected, and now I can hardly remember what it was like not having a baby. GO TO JOSH'S WEBSITE (ADDRESS ABOVE) TO SEE PICS OF NOAH! I will ask Josh to update it soon. I am now a board certified family physician with the task of finding a job. If anyone has any connections anywhere, let me know. This is a harder task than I ever thought it would be. Also, if anyone is a physician or knows one in city of Buffalo, please contact me so that I can get the scoop on what's going on in health care over there. Even though Roch is only 80 miles away, it might as well be 8000 miles away as far as the job search is going. If its job related, email me at Naureen_Mohamed@urmc.rochester.edu. Otherwise, email me at address above. Any plans for a headmaster's tea or other such get together this Dec.? Please let us know

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homer-stead, Florida
Time: 1999-11-09 22:40:48
Comments: Greetings to Carl Valvo. When I was the smallest kid in the boarding home, you were up there in the pantheon of older students. In records #143 and #150, I said that I wanted to carry my story forward into the 1970s. On June 16, 1999, I became out-of-work. On June 30, three of you asked me to please shut up (kick me while I'm down). Maybe in July, I discovered the backdoor into "Calasanbook", via the "world famous guestbook server" website. In August, I went back to work, and I was upset all day one hot day, because I had discovered that my text had become somehow bowdlerized. On August 12, I worked all day on a hot day, and then I raced my bicycle for a half-hour to get to the library before closing time to express my feelings about it. Record #194 was entered at 22:58:57 (London, England time), or 5:58:57 p.m. in Miami, Florida (less than 1 minute and 3 seconds before closing time). The librarian was asking me to please hurry up, is that when I typed "yound" instead of "young"? Two days later, I came back to continue what I was trying to say, and I got an error message upon submission. I was so angry that I tried 4 times in a row. I thought that Mr. Rose had finally figured out how to block me from access to the guestbook. In my exasperation, I forgot the lesson I had learned when #118 got in there twice, and I also forgot to disguise the spelling of "mol-est" to evade a pattern-matching filter. It seemed to me like some of you had asked me to please shut up, and then, someone found a way to anticipate my story in a snide, sneaky, swindling, back-stabbing, cowardly way, irrational argumentum-ad-hominem against a good man. Then came what seemed like parodies of my own mistake. It was only around August 25 that I came to see that the version obtained through the lycos website was bowdlerized, but the version accessed other ways was not. I am finished with what I wanted to say. Had I just told it all without listening to criticism, it would have been shorter and more coherent.

Name: Carl Valvo
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Concord, MA
Time: 1999-11-07 05:35:41
Comments: Greetings from the class of 1966. What can I say? I've just spent a good chunk of time reading each of the 230 entries posted to date. I'm very pleased that this page exists (especially since the school itself no longer does), saddened that some of our fellows are struggling and in pain, heartened by the compassion and patience of others, and wondering where all of the early students -- those whom Fr. Gerenscer referred to as "pioneers" (and sometimes as "baboons") -- are. After Calasanctius, I lost touch with most of my classmates. If any of you are out there and wonder what happened to me, here's the short version. I managed to graduate from Harvard in 1970. A good number in the draft lottery allowed me to go on to graduate school in education, also at Harvard. A brief stint teaching in the Massachusetts public schools made me more grateful than I already was for my Calasanctius education. I left teaching and moved to Vermont where, after the obligatory time pounding nails (this was the early 70's after all), I drifted into law and returned to Boston for law school. Twelve years at the Mass. Attorney General's office (doing mostly constitutional litigation) and now ten years in private practice (doing the same) brings us to 1999. I was the graduation speaker at Calasanctius one year, I think 1982 or thereabouts. I have been married to Mavourneen Pardee for over thirty years (!). Mav has been active in child care issues for many years, is the principal in a consulting firm in that field, and is also involved in an internet start-up that will link parents, pediatricians and child care centers. We have three children: Corina (now married and a mother herself), Genevra (Smith '99, now living in Santiago, Chile), and Nick (a senior in H.S.). Life is good. I'd love to hear news of Calasanctians from my era. Mulhern, O'Connor, Mageli, Rudzinski, Brzustowicz, Lutomski, et al., what's happening? My parents have moved away from Buffalo, so I don't expect to visit that fair city too much, but I'd make the trip if there were a reunion.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South of Miami, Florida
Time: 1999-11-06 22:51:03
Comments: Greetings to Ted George. In record #101, Dus mentions Soos (with nose like John "Alleyexpander" MacDonald) and Zubriczky (with face like young Louis Riel). Recently Mr. K. (who I have never met) mentions a Canadian bride. Dickenson & Young wrote "A Short History of Quebec". My 2nd edition (1993) tells me (if I remember correctly) that in New France, the age of majority was 25. Under the British regime (1763-1791), the voting age was 21, but the average age of marriage continued to be 22 for women and 27 for men. My mother had a french name, so the State of CT placed me in foster homes with french-canadian families in CT. When CT social worker Joan A. Bassford sent me to Cal-Prep in 1963, I was 10 years old, and she told me that I would be a "ward of the State of CT" until the age of majority, which she said was 21. In records #127 through #143, I tell of things which were done to me during my prep. school years, ages 10 through 17. Ted George can tell you that I looked normal for 6 years at Cal-prep, but I went into a tail-spin during my last year there. So I arrived at Reed College in 1970 in bad shape, and in 1971 I rec'd at Reed College, a letter (supposedly from the State of CT, but probably forged from info kept in Cal-Prep files) saying that my funding to Reed College was being cut off because CT was cutting the age of majority back to 18. It could be that the survival of my blood-line on the planet Earth was undercut while I was at prep-school. By age 25, I could do college-level work, but I'd rather stack produce. In March 2000, I will turn 47. Will I have enough health and time left to start my own family and raise it?

Name: Ted George
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-11-05 22:05:28
Comments: Finding this home page was an unexpected treat. It is nice to see familiar names from the past. To Fred Harriman - I saw the now old post relating your mother's passing. I have very fond memories of her and her kindness. I remember particularly riding back with your family from East Aurora once and your mom putting her head on your dad's shoulder while he drove. Their comfort and affection touched me even back then. My condolences. Rumor has it that John Miskuly is trying to put together a reunion. That would be great fun. It would be fun to hear from other members of the class of '70 (or thereabouts).

Name: David R. Koepsell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo, still
Time: 1999-11-04 20:45:03
Comments: Dear Cal Folks: This past summer was eventful. Got married to a wonderful Canadian bride. I am still teaching at the UB Law School I hope that any of my Cal cohorts will look me up when they're in town. It would be nice to catch up face to face. As for all of the nonsense that has been posted below, it is tedious and at times disturbing, but it would be a shame to block access to a fellow who so obviously needs someone to listen. It would be best if he could just tone it down a notch or two. Too much ranting can turn even the most liberal among us into proponents of censorship. koepsell '86

Name: TOM DUS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: OHIO
Time: 1999-11-02 20:53:59
Comments: HEY PROCCI,CONGRATS ON YOUR MOST RECENT NOTE....NO SEXUAL REFERENCES, CLEAN AND STRAIGHTFORWARD. MORE OF THE SAME WILL BE GREAT. HOPE THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER FOR YOU EVERYDAY

Name: Dominic Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Dade Regional Branch
Time: 1999-11-02 01:15:20
Comments: Congratulations to all proud parents. In record #138, I wrote an ambiguous sentence. When I described my first "unaccompanied" trip to New York City, in March 1970, I meant to say my first "unsupervised" trip. On our Calasanctius field trip to Brookhaven National Labs, a few years earlier, we parked the Calasanctius School Bus at a Catholic School in Brooklyn, and we took the subway to see a show at Radio City Music Hall, complete with "The Rockettes". On that trip, we were closely supervised. We all ate lunch at a Horn and Hardart Cafeteria near Penn. Station, and I called my mother at 440 W. 34th St., asking her to come visit. When she came into the cafeteria, I greeted her tentatively, in front of all. Maybe that's why Tom Dus thought that I was from New York City. I wasn't positive in my identification of her, because my family broke up when I was in kindergarten. During my foster home years, from 1959 to 1963 (when I was sent to Calasanctius) I saw my father more than once a week, but I saw my mother less than once a year (on the average). That lack of mothering made it hard for me to identify her, but it made things easy for the ones who led me "through the mill" at Calasanctius, as described in records #127 through #143 and beyond. "As soon as you're born, they make you feel small. by giving you no time instead of it all..." (quoting John Lennon).

Name: jennifer chianta
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: buffalo/columbus ohio
Time: 1999-10-07 06:53:04
Comments: hey cal folks! my name is jennifer chianta ('85-'87). after surfing the guestbook, i felt compelled to submit an entry as the only representative of the class of '96. what happened to you guys!! it was great to see the entries of some of the upperclassmen whom i looked up to. people like becky heim and susie post - even though you guys never knew me! well take care everyone. to those of you who constructed the site, a million thanks for the memories. i'd love to hear from anyone who was in the '85-'87 classes of ms. mcpherson, mr.lawrence, mr.rizzo etc...

Name: Susie (Post) Nadrich
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cranford, New Jersey
Time: 1999-09-30 22:23:23
Comments: My husband Mike and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Tyler Emerson Nadrich, born August 2nd. She has blonde hair and blue eyes and weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. After three months of bedrest during pregnancy, she came into the world only a few weeks early, and is doing very well. (We're thrilled to have a daughter, two sonograms told us that we were having a boy!)

Name: Jessica (Turnbull) Engborg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo
Time: 1999-09-27 13:36:45
Comments: HI EVERYONE - HOPE THE "PICNIC" WENT WELL - SORRY I MISSED IT - ANY WORD ON A HOLIDAY PARTY? IF ANYONE KNOWS PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH DETAILS - I'D LOVE TO HELP OUT IF POSSIBLE!! OH YEAH, CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSH & NAUREEN ON THEIR RECENT ADDITION!! YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A BLAST!!

Name: Carl Weiser '86
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-09-20 22:31:16
Comments: I've add three new photos to Sammy Weiser's web page. You can check them out at http://www.e-stork.com/b73xgv/samuel/

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: F.C.C. (Florida City Campersite)
Time: 1999-09-17 16:10:41
Comments: Mr. Rose, Here's another technical glitch: in records number 146, 171, 173, and 175 I tried to use clever text in the "Name" field. For some reason unknown to me, my name got zapped-out in each case. Another observation: From our home page, if you click upon the guestworld icon or link, you get into the same "world famous guestbook server" page which I previously mentioned. If you put "Acharra27" into the lower box next to the SUBMIT button, you get into another guestbook from lycos which I have also embellished.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Outskirts of Hurricane Floyd
Time: 1999-09-13 16:12:24
Comments: I don't remember any David Scrimm, but I knew older members of the Regan, Spaulding & Chisolm families. There were so many younger students in the school when I graduated, I didn't know them all. Relating to Montana, I put some text into the chat page of glacier.national-park.com. My last trip through Montana was in 1971, returning from Reed College in Portland, Oregon to Tonawanda, N.Y. in a car driven by Peter Fejer. Some people find my story in records #127 through #143 to be incoherent because they don't read it in the correct order. I started out telling it very concisely. Then, when no one barked, I got expansive. One day I may do as Mr. Rose suggests, putting it on my own web page. Hurricane Floyd will MAYBE hit us tomorrow, it's category 4 and it didn't hit the gulf stream yet (that's a double meaning joke, because I live in a Gulf Stream brand trailer). You can find hurricane graphics by searching via YAHOO for EARTHWATCH, STORM99, & NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

Name: David Scrimm
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Helena, Montana
Time: 1999-09-12 04:51:49
Comments: SO glad to find the site. To all those responsible, my sincere gratitude. JUst read all the postings(skimmed). I remember Dom back when I was at Cal and hope that he can find peace. His postings are a bit of a hassle, but I for one, can handle it, especially if in some small way it helps him. Maybe those of you in the medical field can suggest some remedy. If anyone cares, I'm now an attorney with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. Although I didn't graduate from Cal, it sparked a life long interest in learning that has yet to be extinguished. I'd like to find the mailing list if one's available. I'd love to know what happened to all my friends and tormentors. Thomas Lowes, George Haar, Bill Regan, Thomas Gullo, PAul and Philip Burke, Jessica Mix, Mark Spaulding, Tibby Chisolm and everyone else from '72 to '74 or that era. Did we change the world?

Name: Pam (Fried) Crawford
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Carolina
Time: 1999-09-06 05:31:47
Comments: This website was quite the "fun find." I'm a bit of a nostalgia buff and wouldn't mind hearing from some old pals. Life is pretty good here in the South- two kids, two cats...what more do you need?

Name: jane cudmore
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-30 20:22:39
Comments: Just a note of thanks to the organizers of the Graycliff event. It was a lovely evening and a great opportunity to see the place. Though still a "diamond in the rough" Graycliff will prove to be one of the jewels in the crown of WNY.

Name: Thom Tsukada
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-29 19:43:50
Comments: Nathan Rose mentioned the Calasanctius Mailing List. This pre-Web organization provides a cautionary example of what can happen if civility and self-restraint give way to unbridled indignation. The archives of the CML are available at http://www.voicenet.com/~tsukada/cml_archive.htm , and chart the descent of the CML into acrimony and civil war. I should warn potential readers that this collection is extremely obscure. (Obviously, some of us had far too much time on our hands during the early 1990's.)

Name: Fred Harriman '71
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-26 16:06:35
Comments: Decisions by Kansas State Educators to impede the teaching of Evolution in High Schools remind me of how lucky I was to have a Calasanctius education. One of the first things that Fr. Benjamin Cobos (RIP) taught us in 1A (5th grade) was the scientific method. It never ceases to amaze me how persistent moronic, provincial, right-wing reactionaries can be with their lunatic agenda. Thank you Fr. Cobos, Dave Roycroft, and everyone else who helped me understand the difference between scientific thought and religion and the need for both. Calasanctians! Unsheathe your sharpest Kriglerian wit to put reactionary morons in their place!

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-08-25 01:03:27
Comments: Mr. Rose: There's a back-door into the guestbook. From YAHOO, I search for "lycos guestbook". I click upon "world famous guestbook server". In the lower box next to the SUBMIT button I enter "Calasanbook", then I submit it. This is one of many ways that I use to get into the guestbook. This is the version that comes up "bowdlerized", it took me a while to see this pattern.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Fl
Time: 1999-08-24 23:43:04
Comments: Greetings to John Searles. I remember you and your brother David, and I met your father also. You were from Missouri then, and when Searles Brand Cranberries from Kansas came into the local Publix Supermarket last year, I thought of you. I tried to put a good story into records #127 through #143, but later it got out of focus. I don't think that I'm going to recover from the trouble that was made for me in 1969-1970. Some people needed to leave me alone until I was fully grown. If I had started a small family around 1973-74 when I was "building my love nest" (apartment, car, two jobs) then I would have raised it by now and I would have 20 years ahead of me to plan my retirement. Instead, I'm up against it in years, working in a container nursery. I thought that Beauregard Lee was from some place other than Atlanta, some people get the story scrambled.

Name: John Searles
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Cleveland, OH
Time: 1999-08-20 15:10:42
Comments: Hello Everybody - Anyone remember me? I was at Calasanctius for three years, '63-67, in the boarding home run by Fr. Mustos, in the class with Ritchie, Norcross & VanCoevering. VanCoevering was the one who put the bone on Hadrovich's desk, though I was the one who took the blame. Menke was the one who dumped out all the beer that I bought (at age 14). I got kicked out of the boarding school for repeatedly bringing in an 18-year old waitress from the corner coffee shop. Precocious, but frankly I didn't know what to do with her. Sexually naive then. An excellent experience overall, met lots of fine, interesting people though I picked up a lot of bad habits (smoking etc.) that took years to overcome. Making a living as an Artist now, after trying a number of other things. Into rollerblading, swing/lindy dancing, trying to feel young and energetic. I was in Buffalo last year, found Delaware Park, then the old school, looking exactly the same except that the main driveway is now grassed over and there's a big black wrought iron fence blocking the old entrance. Found the Boarding Home on Switzer, now condos. Tompkins and Reuther were distilling ethanol down in the basement, then filtered it through activated charcoal stolen from Palma's chemistry lab, trying to make some version of Jack Daniels. Ended up with an unpalatable slurry of ethanol and powdered charcoal. Very chi-chi area now, outdoor cafes, etc. Almost 47 now, the years have zoomed by. How much time do we get here on Earth? I hear Persico died, Van Coevering took his life. I have dozens of stories, about Michael Jackson, the water fights spurred by the syringes George Hevesy stole from his father, football with Mr. Brennan, renting a limousine with Peter Csepes to take Ellie Kirsanow and Nadia to the school dance where she introduced me to French Kissing while dancing to the Beatles. Wrestling with George Wilkins in the National Park, some kind of contest to see who was most worthy of Louise. Wrestling with Pat Crowley, I always immediately put him in a ferocious headlock and then clamped down like a bear-trap until he gave up. Hope your ears are okay, Pat. I remember you too, Procacino. Sorry I was so rude to you so often. You were younger than me and that was part of the code there, the older victimized and harassed the younger, until the younger proved himself indomitable. Sad but true. I remember 4 of us in the Boarding Home, attacking with pillows that young black kid from Atlanta, hitting him until he blacked out. I still feel guilty about that. I remember Fr. Nokawi stealing all our money and getting dismissed. I remember when Fr. Mustos took an Alka Seltzer without water and had to be rushed to the hospital. His little green Ford Van and all those trips to the airport and back. Well, I'm taking up too much space and I have to get to work. Cheers everybody. Feel free to write.

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-20 07:08:49
Comments: By the way, as some of you have discovered, there is a little glitch with the guestbook. When you submit a post, you may get an error message telling you it didn't go through. However, it probably did. I'm contacting the management about this. In the meantime, if you think your post didn't go through, check the guestbook before you resubmit it; it's probably there. Nathan Rose

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-20 07:01:40
Comments: Before the Cal page there was the Cal Mailing List. These early records of primitive Calasanctine internet civilization have been recently unearthed. Linguists are at work even now deciphering these difficult texts. A url will be made available when their work is complete.

Name: Jessica (Turnbull) Engborg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Class of 1991
Time: 1999-08-19 18:09:27
Comments: Wow! What a great connection to some lost friends!! I just moved back to Buffalo this summer after being in Washington D.C. and Cincinnati for the last 8 years. I brought with me a beautiful 8 1/2 month old little girl, my daughter, Miranda. I hope to see many of you in a few weeks at GrayCliff!!!!!

Name: Jessica (Turnbull) Engborg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Class of 1991
Time: 1999-08-19 18:03:13
Comments: Wow! What a great connection to some lost friends!! I just moved back to Buffalo this summer after being in Washington D.C. and Cincinnati for the last 8 years. I brought with me a beautiful 8 1/2 month old little girl, my daughter, Miranda. I hope to see many of you in a few weeks at GrayCliff!!!!!

Name: Jessica (Turnbull) Engborg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Class of 1991
Time: 1999-08-19 18:04:38
Comments: Wow! What a great connection to some lost friends!! I just moved back to Buffalo this summer after being in Washington D.C. and Cincinnati for the last 8 years. I brought with me a beautiful 8 1/2 month old little girl, my daughter, Miranda. I hope to see many of you in a few weeks at GrayCliff!!!!!

Name: F. A. Preve '83
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-17 01:36:29
Comments: Just do it already, Nathan. I think it's safe to say that (aside from DP's former classmates) we've all had enough of his senseless rants. It's a real shame that I had to sift though copious amounts of his :-) just to find Carl Weiser, Thom Tsukada and Maureen McL's recent posts. Censorship be damned. Oust the :-). Cheers.

Name: F. A. Preve '83
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-15 03:13:21
Comments: Just do it already, Nathan. I think it's safe to say that (aside from DP's former classmates) we've all had enough of his senseless rants. It's a real shame that I had to sift though copious amounts of his :-) just to find Carl Weiser, Thom Tsukada and Maureen McL's recent posts. Censorship be damned. Oust the :-). Cheers.

Name: F. A. Preve '83
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-08-15 02:33:49
Comments: Just do it already, Nathan. I think it's safe to say that (aside from DP's former classmates) we've all had enough of his senseless rants. It's a real shame that I had to sift though copious amounts of his :-) just to find Carl Weiser, Thom Tsukada and Maureen McL's recent posts. Censorship be damned. Oust the :-). Cheers.

Name: F. A. Preve '83
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-15 02:29:37
Comments: Just do it already, Nathan. I think it's safe to say that (aside from DP's former classmates) we've all had enough of his senseless rants. It's a real shame that I had to sift though copious amounts of his :-) just to find Carl Weiser, Thom Tsukada and Maureen McL's recent posts. Censorship be damned. Oust the :-). Cheers.

Name: F. A. Preve '83
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-15 02:28:47
Comments: Just do it already, Nathan. I think it's safe to say that (aside from DP's former classmates) we've all had enough of his senseless rants. It's a real shame that I had to sift though copious amounts of his :-) just to find Carl Weiser, Thom Tsukada and Maureen McL's recent posts. Censorship be damned. Oust the :-). Cheers.

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-14 20:43:01
Comments: To Dominic Proccacino: Enough is enough. A bulletin board only works if new messages are visible at the top for a while. Instead, they are immediately buried under ten of your nonsensical postings. I've already told you I'm reluctant to restrict this board; but if you don't cut it out, I'll have to block your access. Nathan Rose

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-08-14 17:01:06
Comments: In the last 5 or 6 entries (one got in repeatedly because of the error message problem reported by Pam Legge), the 6 letters "m-o-l-e-s-t" again got bowdlerized out with the happy face. "M-o-l-e-s-t" cannot be on the F.C.C. list of banned words, and the man who came into my trailer park after Hurricane Andrew was smearing me as a "child m-o-l-e-s-t-e-r" (an exact quote). Bleeping it out suggests a word on their list. You don't protect children by twisting my words around, as Mr. Rose suggested, you protect them by letting them read my story EXACTLY AS I WROTE IT, so that they know in advance that such things are done in the world. I took that walk in New York City in 1970 because it was OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF MY IMAGINATION that anyone could attack me the way that I was attacked. Children need to know, that's why they should read records #127 througfh #143 and beyond. I love truth, I hate lies. Please don't mutilate the truth the way my life was mutilated.

Name: Dominic Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-08-14 16:37:28
Comments: The story which I put in this guest book, starting in record #127 and continuing to #143 and beyond, is a free gift to the world. I am trying to show some people that you really make too much trouble, and it leads to the destruction of families like mine. We weren't born to compose symphonies, build skyscrapers, build ocean liners, or whatever. We were born to grow up unmolested first, love spouse 2nd, have children 3rd, work to raise family 4th, all as the lord intended. The deal that I was born into gave me until age 21 to finish growing up. Some people wormed their way into that deal. They made my trouble by pushing me in or leading me in to things ahead of my time ("lead us not into temptation"). They ruin the basics, they brag about accomplishments which are far from the basics, they kill us off by attacking our health before we are fully grown, then they try to take our place in the world. I am trying hard-work-in-the-hot-sun to see if I can cook out of me the trouble which started inside me at

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-08-14 16:18:36
Comments: The last two records got truncated to a shorter length than when submitted. The two faced game is this: (1) some want to present me as the molester of the young woman I dated around 1974, and present themselves as her champion. (2) Then, to another group, they want to say that all of the trouble which started for me in 1969-1970 (before college) was actually caused by things like my relationship with her (after college). In 1973-74 I was looking for a wife, but my heart was divided between the high-school girl and Miss M1, far away at college. In 74 when my car was paid for, I left CT with the intention of courting her in her college town, but I never got there.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-08-14 16:10:26
Comments: The last two records got truncated to a shorter length than when submitted. The two faced game is this: (1) some want to present me as the molester of the young woman I dated around 1974, and present themselves as her champion. (2) Then, to another group, they want to say that all of the trouble which started for me in 1969-1970 (before college) was actually caused by things like my relationship with her (after college). In 1973-74 I was looking for a wife, but my heart was divided between the high-school girl and Miss M1, far away at college. In 74 when my car was paid for, I left CT with the intention of courting her in her college town, but I never got there.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-08-14 16:09:37
Comments: The last two records got truncated to a shorter length than when submitted. The two faced game is this: (1) some want to present me as the molester of the young woman I dated around 1974, and present themselves as her champion. (2) Then, to another group, they want to say that all of the trouble which started for me in 1969-1970 (before college) was actually caused by things like my relationship with her (after college). In 1973-74 I was looking for a wife, but my heart was divided between the high-school girl and Miss M1, far away at college. In 74 when my car was paid for, I left CT with the intention of courting her in her college town, but I never got there.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-08-14 16:15:31
Comments: The last two records got truncated to a shorter length than when submitted. The two faced game is this: (1) some want to present me as the molester of the young woman I dated around 1974, and present themselves as her champion. (2) Then, to another group, they want to say that all of the trouble which started for me in 1969-1970 (before college) was actually caused by things like my relationship with her (after college). In 1973-74 I was looking for a wife, but my heart was divided between the high-school girl and Miss M1, far away at college. In 74 when my car was paid for, I left CT with the intention of courting her in her college town, but I never got there.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, FL
Time: 1999-08-12 22:58:57
Comments: continued from #193. FACT 1, I became involved with a yound woman at Calasanctius, winter of 1969-1970, as decribed in records #127 to #143. FACT 2: I dated a high-school girl from the group home where my sister lived, from 1973 or 1974 until she went away to college. Maybe she was too young the first time I met her, but the last time I dated her she was a college freshman. FACT 3: One of the central truths of my life on earth is that my natural way of courting has never yet been seen, because of the condition I was in when I came home from school. Some want to say that when I was attacked in New York City in March 1970, I got what I deserved for my actions during 1972-1974 (when they describe what I did, they go beyond the truth. Then, they want to play a two faced game: to one audience (maybe the young girl's family) they want to say that I am the one who abused or mistreated their daughter. Then, to another audience, they want to say that all of the trouble which started at Calasanctius, 1969-1970

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Dade County
Time: 1999-08-12 22:46:58
Comments: After 4 days of hard work in the hot sun, I just left my botanical nursery job one hour and a half early. I'm 46, it's not as easy as it used to be. In case I pass out on the job, or have some other problem, I would like a few more words to outlive me. My text got bowdlerized in a swindling way which seems to point one in the wrong direction. When I came home from Reed College in 1972 I was "running around like a chicken with his head cut". The hallucinogens used at Calasanctius and the urinary-bowel problems which started 1969-1970 put me in a very confused state of mind. Normally my memory is excellent, but certain events during the period 1969-1972 are really confused in my mind. When I returned to CT in 1972, my first act was to try to get myself hospitalized, but an unemployed man has no insurance. My sister lived in a boarding home for high-school girls, and when I came home, at age 19,20,21, I tried to date a few of them. I had no circle of friends anywhere in the world, because of the way m

Name: Carl Weiser
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-11 20:34:21
Comments: Those not in Buffalo might have missed this announcement from the Buffalo News... Buffalo native William Eddins has taken another step forward in the classical music world with his appointment to the position of resident conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, considered one of the world's elite symphonic ensembles. His contract will extend through the 2001-2002 season. Eddins is a graduate of Buffalo's Calasanctius Preparatory School and holds the distinction of being both the youngest student ever admitted to the Eastman School of Music and its youngest graduate. In the 108-year history of the Chicago Symphony, Eddins is the first ever to hold the title of resident conductor. The new position will increase the number of concerts Eddins will conduct both in the regular series and during the summer at the Ravinia Festival, as well as expanding his role in the orchestra's education and outreach activities. Eddins had previously served the orchestra as associate conductor (1998-99), assistant conductor (1995-98) and apprentice conductor (1993-95). From 1992 to 1997, Eddins was assistant conductor, then associate conductor, with the Minnesota Orchestra. His most recent area appearance was as guest conductor with the Chautauqua Symphony in 1996. -- Herman Trotter

Name: Mr. Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-08-11 00:37:43
Comments: In the beginning was my text, and my text was with truth, and my text was good. Someone found a way to worm into my text. Bowdlerize: To expurgate (e.g., a book) prudishly. PUNS: I didn't become like a PRUDE until my PRUnes got stewED. STEWED PRUNES. SOUR GRAPES. MOLDY FIGS (moho = mold, higo = fig. The last of the Moho-higans). SALE (soiled, en francais) PAIR O'DICE (Sal Paradise, the hero of Kerouac's ON THE ROAD, the man with the dirty balls who fell [old typesetter might spell "sal" with an f] from paradise). Did I use any words banned by the F.C.C.? NEW TOPIC: I put some unrelated text into the chat pages of X.NATIONAL-PARK.COM, where X stands for Biscayne, Everglades, Glacier, Grand.Teton, Rocky.Mountain, Sequoia, Yellowstone, Yosemite. I discuss our Calasanctius field trips, etc. Maybe someone can help me with the exact dates.

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-10 15:21:47
Comments: Good grief, Proccacino, don't take on so. The guestbook has not been altered. You are using a public terminal in a library, no? I suspect the library has installed filtering software to protect children. So the guestbook may look different where you are, but the rest of us still have the pleasure of reviewing your autobiography in all its pristine splendor of diction.

Name: Dominic Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-08-07 19:04:19
Comments: It looks like somebody tried to bowdlerize our guestbook, certain words considered expletive have been deleted. Maybe somebode wrote a filter which replaces certain words in a list with the character string ":-)" (it looks like a sideways happy-face). In records #158, #159 and #176, the 6 letters "m-o-l-e-s-t" (remove the hyphens) got replaced by the happy face ":-)", for example. This is a clever swindling technique, because if you asked people to imagine what the original text said, they would almost certainly guess something else (try it, ask many people). In records #127-#143, I tried to share the truth as a free gift to the world and as a warning, in the tradition of old time epistle writers who have to end-run the truth around those who block it. In other places, other everyday dictionary words got bowdlerized out with the happy face. Maybe you can start a big argument about the propriety of certain words, and when everyone is distracted by little issues, you can squelch the truth about truly bi

Name: Ross Hammond ('81)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-07 06:46:03
Comments: Sorry I'm going to miss the picnic. By the time I found out about it I had already made by Buffalo pilgrammage plans. I'm still out in San Francisco, doing my international consulting work and playing disc golf (frisbee golf for the uninitiated), wondering what has happened to my classmates. If any of you are in the area, drop me a note. Cheers, Ross

Name: Richard Hull
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-06 16:29:56
Comments: P.S.: I'll be in Buffalo from the 16th through the 22nd, and can be reached through Elaine's phone at 645-3650 ext 671. There for David Koepsell's wedding and to try to sell the Elmwood apartment house. (Any buyers?)

Name: Richard Hull
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Austin, Texas
Time: 1999-08-06 16:27:05
Comments: Responding to Tom Tsukada's query about "City of Light": Yes, Tom, I just finished the novel. Sara Kolberg very kindly sent it to me. It's been reviewed positively in the NYTimes (Monday of this week, as I recall). I enjoyed both the fiction and the history very much. The novel is very successful in transforming Buffalo and Niagara Falls into what they were like at the turn of the century. It skillfully captures a number of real characters and interweaves them with the fictional characters. One of those books it's hard to put down. Made me late to work twice! Buffalo must have been quite a place 100 years ago.... I won't comment on the possibilities of employment for a programmer in Buffalo, but i can assure you that they are terrific in Austin. If you want to come down to look things over, you (and any Cal alum) are welcome to crash at my place. Very neat city, great downtown (no boarded up or vacant stores!), terrific night life, great university, fair museums, pretty good classical music, very good live music, rolling hills, trees green year 'round, lots of lakes and water, laid back community (you can go to the symphony in evening clothes or sandals and cut-offs and no one minds)....

Name: Maureen McLaughlin '85
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Beautiful Sunny Dowtown San Francisco
Time: 1999-08-03 18:41:00
Comments: For the first time in 5 1/2 years I will be cruising the streets of Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas. I will be there from Aug. 19-22 and am wondering if there is anyone from '84-'86 who might be around. I am planning to head out with the glowing bride (who is the cause of my journey), for one last night of Buffalo debauchery at the Pink Flamingo, Continental, etc. Are these places still in existence? What should be I be expecting from my old hometown? Anything new and exciting I should be sure to explore? Let me know. I am excited but also a bit apprehensive about returning to Buffalo. I have fond, albeit foggy, memories of my Buffalo years and I am debating whether or not I should just leave them where they are. I think this email may be more for reassurance that Buffalo is still wonderful and I will be transported back to age 17 when my mind was clearer (?), my friends understood everything and there was always food in the fridge.

Name: Thom Tsukada '83
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Philly
Time: 1999-07-18 04:15:40
Comments: Has anyone else read the new novel City of Light, by Lauren Belfer? For those who haven't heard of it, it's a historical mystery/melodrama set in turn-of-the-last-century Buffalo, around the time of the Pan-American Exposition. Cal folks will find it of particular interest, as much of it is set in the Delaware Park area. In fact, the Sinclair House where much takes place is the Buffalo Seminary building just around the corner from Cal. Many of us will remember playing soccer and tennis and even a few Turkey Bowls in the field belonging to this house. Also, the Rumsey family plays an important role. The book has gotten good reviews in the NY Times and elsewhere, and I'd certainly recommend it to Buffalonians and Cal folks. (I imagine it's gotten a lot of press in Bflo.) - Thom

Name: Thomas Tsukada '83
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: suburban Philadelphia (a little east of Devon)
Time: 1999-07-18 04:03:08
Comments: Hi all. I've been mulling over moving back to the Buffalo area, and I was wondering what current Cal Buffalonians think about Buffalo as a place to live and work. My old Buffalo friends are split into moderately anti-Buffalo and extremely anti-Buffalo factions, but these are all ex-Buffalonians, whose measure of success seems to be how far they have moved from WNY. On the other hand, they are all more-or-less rational, so they may have a point. (I'm particularly interested if anyone has any opinions about the Information Technology scene in town. I'm in software, and haven't seen much there, though I am pursuing a possibility.) Thanks. - Thom Tsukada '83.

Name: DomProccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-07-12 17:26:26
Comments: Greetings to Pam Legge. In records #127 through #143 I was trying to show what really happened. I've heard that some people have similar stories to tell, but they can't find the words. Life is short, a big piece got blown out of mine. I'll work harder than ANYBODY to raise my family (I proved it this past winter) but I have to start it like a free man first. Attacking my health before I'm fully grown doesn't help. Thanks to the ones who do read my story.

Name: Pam Legge
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1999-07-11 10:21:08
Comments: Sorry for the duplication. I got an error message after sending the first posting, so I figured it didn't go through. The message remains the same, however. That's all, thanks.

Name: Pam Legge
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1999-07-11 10:20:40
Comments: I, like many others, find some of the recent postings upsetting and disturbing. I am even more disturbed, however, that there are those of us who choose to condemn rather than try to understand. Once I realize the nature and content of Dom's messages, I simply choose to skip over them, as I would any others that don't really concern me. This is not only an easy choice, but one totally within my ability and propriety. While I, too, would like to see these outpourings cease, I would be much happier to see them replaced with messages of hope at finally having found effective help, followed by those of gratitude to us for our indulgence in the meantime. Dominic, please feel free to contact me. I will do whatever I can to help, I promise.

Name: Pam Legge
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1999-07-11 10:04:09
Comments: I, like many others, have been upset and disturbed at some of the recent postings. I am more disturbed, however, by those of us who would choose to condemn rather than try to understand. Once realizing the nature and content of Dom's messages, I simply began skipping over them. This is an easy choice, and one within my ability and propriety. I also make the choice to personally pray for Dom and hope he will truly find the peace and help he so dearly needs and deserves, no more or less than any of us. I would be delighted to see the messages stop, but if they were replaced by those of gratitude at having finally found help and solace, and thanking us for being indulgent while he needed to share that journey with us, all the better. Right now I feel helpless to be of support to a former friend who is so obviously in need of help. Please contact me, Dom, if you like. I'd be glad to do whatever I can.

Name: Aaron S. Meier
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-07-09 22:56:20
Comments: DP: Censorship or no, this is no place for venting about sexual molestation. Nor are you the first person to be victimized by Cal students and faculty. Back in the 80's, one of the guys in upper school was sexually brutalized by a bunch of his classmates on a field trip. I don't see him posting the sordid details of this incident here -- nor should he. Administrator: Let's oust this character and restore some sanity to this forum. I'm sick of reading his nonsense. Okay?!?

Name: sick of this nonsense
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-07-09 20:54:46
Comments: Dom, two words: BOO HOO. After reading your whole story, I can only conclude that the only person preventing you from living a somewhat normal existence is yourself! In your quest to set your self up as the pathetic victim you blame all your misfortune on everyone else, but fail to recognize that millions of people have experienced much greater tragedy and trauma, and are doing fine. They are not sitting around complaining about it to an audience who really couldn't care less. You will never accomplish your stated goals of wife and family if you continue to wallow in your pit of paranoid victimhood. Nobody wants to date a whiner, pal. Get over it, and good luck! ps. do us a favor and don't bother to respond

Name: D.CHrIs P.
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-07-09 17:54:35
Comments: typo CORRECTIONS: the packing house closed June 16, 1999 (record #175). I lost the underlayment job on January 14, 1994. There seems to be a force in nature which can trip my pen when I'm writing, my tongue when I'm talking. In 1985, a prosecutor gave a garbled account of something. He confused me, I wanted to say "no, not exactly" but my tongue said "yes" (I was surprised). I tried to type without error, but then I was blind to my own mistakes. Record #165 is continued from #164. The exact quote in #174 is: "He's a child molester, all he does is sit around AND jerk-off all day" (still not true). Pardon bad spellings (smae for same, becase for because, syphon for siphon, etc). Record #121 seemed to pooh-pooh the idea that things done to me during prep.school years could influence my life today. In the story which begins in record #127, I try to show you how the dominoes fall. Thank you for reading it. "Domino" Proccacino.

Name:
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-07-08 15:50:45
Comments: 6 of 6. DC=Disorderly Conduct,SP=SamePrayer,PD=PoliceDept, PX=Publix,H=Homsted,FC=Fla.City. In 92 I was thrown out of a rooming house in H for praying too loud for fair chance to start family like free man. In 94(?) I had scuffle with PX manager, smae reason,SP. 9/30/95, my bicycle was stolen,FC case#58794. FC impounded my car maybe 8/6/96. So I had to walk home from PX after midnites. One night I walked home praying aloud, SP. Two men menaced me with knives on U.S.1. Another night a would-be-robber threw me to the ground on Krome Ave,FC. 12/15/96, robber stole my wallet at the gate to my trailer park, FC case#84952. 3/22/98 H PD arrested me for loud prayer, SP, in PX parking lot, "DC". 4/19/98, "case dismissed". 9/10/98, H PD arrested me after I shouted at a PX customer who stuck his hand in the pocket containing my wallet on payday. "DC". 9/12/98, PX dismissed me. 6/16/98, packing house closed, unemployed. PUT ON MY TOMBSTONE: "He never gave in".

Name: CHrIs P (Chip)
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-07-08 15:35:32
Comments: 5 of 6. In 94 it looked like I was in line for a house. Someone (no exact date) came smearing me in my trailer park: "He's a child molester, all he does is sit around a jerk-off all day". Not true! But at Reed College, 70-71, I was smeared as "the mad masturbator" becase of the shape I was in when I left Cal (cf. entries #127-143). Next someone came around smearing me at my Publix job: "Chip has homosexual tendancies". Nickname "Chip" comes from "CHrIs P". I don't want a house before I have a woman, I don't want a woman before my condition improves (hard work doesn't improve it enough). Otherwise I might be just an "emasculated name on a doormat", a stepping stone in the land rush, a pawn in their game. I won't settle for less than starting my family like a free man, and I won't deal with a central committee about it, but it might already be too late. P.S. - In the 80s, harassment chased money, in the 90s it chased housing.

Name:
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dade County, Florida
Time: 1999-07-08 15:27:18
Comments: The Falcon hears the Falconer, Mr.Rose, 4 of 6. I rode my bicycle from CT to FL in '88 'cause my car was impounded in New Haven, 87. In 93 I got Ma's car from TX. I reg'd & ins'd it in FL, late 93. 1st week of 94, someone put jar, bottles, can under tires 3 morns in a row before I left for my construction job (courthouse builder). Next week car wouldn't start despite tune-up oil-change etc. on 12/23/93. 3rd week of 93 I lost my $290/week floor underlayment job due to car going bad (clogged fuel line, flat tire, etc). That sent me into a packing house, 2/94. Next brake lines were punctured on two separate occasions(94.95?) . Finally, car was impounded in Florida City, after it was blocked from emissions test, illegally I think. Why did trouble pick up again in 94? Some people are legit authorities (no doubt), but they can't find me until I register/insure a car. The country is like what Digital Equip. Corp. calls a "layered product". Some are layered like shit on a shingle. What does your shingle say

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-07-02 19:30:59
Comments: A clarification for Dominic Proccacino: you don't need your own computer to use email. Various places (Yahoo, for instance) offer free email accounts that you can access with a web browser without any special configuration. You just have a password. Same thing with free space for home pages; so you could do it from the library's computer. In any case, you, like anyone else affiliated with Cal, are welcome to use this board for conversation. It's just that long, ongoing narratives would be better put on their own page, the address of which you can always point to from this board. Nathan Rose '83

Name:
Website: unemployed(?)
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-07-02 15:29:22
Comments: Ten years later in November 1998 I was working in a bean packing house. One night I forgot money for food, so I munched on many green beans soaked in a chemical (insecticide? preservative?) which was supposed to be washed off. I munched on them until I felt mildly sick. This feeling (chemical after taste, funny stomach) lasted 2 or 3 days, but the irritation inside me went down to nothing for almost 2 months, and I thought that I had finally defeated the trouble which started in 1969-1970. But then, in January 1999, the irritation started to come back, and my jubilation turned into anger. Why couldn't the doctors do that for me? I would be happy to hold the irritation down to that level for many years. This is the last entry for now, addressed to all Cal scholars who went to Med School.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino, 1970
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-07-02 15:22:08
Comments: In 1985, after 15 years of seeing doctors with urinary and bowel complaints going back to my last year at "Cal", I decided to try to treat the problem myself. I tried to rig up some contraptions to combine the effects of a "sitz bath" with a "digital rectal exam" in treating "chronic non-specific prostatitis". Some bastards apparently concluded that my contraptions were "homosexual paraphernalia", and harassment against me intensified. The idea that I could mechanically squeeze bad secretions out of my prostate region was a good one, I did just that when I rode my bicycle from Connecticut to Florida in 1988. The irritation went down for months until I next drank draft beer in a bar. I also rode my bicycle to Florida to escape the "hellhound bastards of organized genocide" who (I am proud to say) I have never given in to.

Name: Proccacino,class of 1970
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-07-02 15:04:32
Comments: Greetings to Grossman, Miskuly, Dus et al. - Let me finish in 3 to 6 entries what I want to say. During the 1980s I had a computer of my own to config, and I worked as a programmer. In direct proportion to my level of income, I was harassed by ones who thought I was homosexual, and they ran me into homelessness (1985,1986) and joblessness(1986). The bastards couldn't make a case, so they tried to frame me. Subsequently, I was blackballed and, when I became poor enough, I had to let go of my belongings in storage. Hurricane Andrew was nothing compared to "the trouble I've seen". That's why I don't have a computer today to config for E-Mail (this is the library's), but I don't want to buy another computer, I want to start my family like a free man.

Name: TOM DUS
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: ELYRIA,OHIO
Time: 1999-07-01 22:05:47
Comments: PROCCI, I WAS SADDENED TO READ YOUR STORY. I HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER GETTING SOME PROFESSIONAL HELP TO DEAL WITH YOUR SITUATION. PERHAPS A LOCAL PRIEST WOULD BE WILLING VISIT WITH YOU OR REFER YOU TO SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP YOU. YOU MUST GET HELP, BECAUSE GOING IT ALONE IS NOT WORKING. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WERE RAPED. IT'S THE GRAPHIC DETAILS THAT OF THAT EVENT THAT DON'T BELONG ON THIS SITE. PLEASE TAKE MY RECCOMENDATION SERIOUSLY.

Name: Jason (John) M. Miskuly
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Boston
Time: 1999-07-01 21:01:01
Comments: What a delight to find the page! Just spoke with Peter Good about having a reunion of 1970 grads next year. Would love to hear from those interested and anyone with contact info. on classmates. I, too, remember Chris P fondly. Things don't always develop as we might expect or like, but it's good to know he's still out there struggling.

Name: Anita Grossman
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: New York City
Time: 1999-06-30 22:10:35
Comments: When I was at Calasanctius (1966-1971) we were graded by the number of intelligent statements in our blue books. Are we grading Proccacino now? His messages may make some uncomfortable, but I, like other alum, have fond memories of him, and welcome him to the site.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library
Time: 1999-06-30 20:11:47
Comments: Continued from record #165: I was harassed, I was run into the gutter. Now I am 46 years old and facing extinction. The trouble was made because my health was attacked before I was fully grown. Do these words sound familiar: "IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE DEAL, AND THE DEAL WAS WITH (somebody), AND THE DEAL WAS GOOD. SOME PEOPLE WORMED THEIR WAY INTO THE DEAL RIGHT FROM THE START"? It's an old story, who let the camels into the tent? Let your children read records #127 through #143 of this guestbook, had I heard of such things happening, perhaps I could have avoided them.

Name: Dom Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library
Time: 1999-06-30 19:52:17
Comments: Families like mine are killed off in America because sneaky hellhound bastards of organized genocide succeed in attacking our health before we are fully grown. Then such bastards try to squelch the truth in a way that covers up the genocide. I put my story in the guest book because I wanted every alumnus to read it. Perhaps their children can learn how to evade the genocide. Before you tell me to get out of my school's guestbook, I suggest that you get out of my country. This past winter I worked harder in a packing house to feed your kind of shit than probably any one of you have ever worked. Some people destroyed my chance to grow up in a famuily of my own flesh and blood, they destroyed my chance to go through the normal stages of growth, they destroyed my chance to go through 5 stages considered as one thing (5 fingers, 1 hand): (1)date my woman (2)win my woman (3)love my woman (4)have my children (5)raise my family. I was pushed down, my pants were pulled down, something was stuck up my ass, I w

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-06-30 19:19:58
Comments: As the maintainer of this site, I don't want to start excluding people or particular messages. However, it seems clear that most alumni don't want to read any more of Mr. Proccacino's life story. So I have a suggestion for him. Many places (including the site that hosts this bulletin board) offer free web space for home pages. Why not get yourself one, and put everything you want to say there? I'm sure no one would object to your posting the address on this board, and then anyone who liked could visit it. While you're at it, you could get a free email address, so people could respond to you privately. Nathan Rose '83

Name: Francis Preve '83
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Deep in the heart of Texas
Time: 1999-06-30 16:28:45
Comments: I'm not sure I'm feeling quite as charitable as Jane after sifting through ten or so pages of Proccacino's ramblings. While I'm no fan of censorship, I hereby move to ban this disturbed fellow from our newsgroup/guestbook. His postings are a waste of bandwidth to those who actually *want* to communicate with other alumni. Anyone second that emotion? - F

Name: Jane Cudmore
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-06-30 16:06:52
Comments: Mr Proccacino - On behalf of the vast majority of Cal alumni, family and friends who enjoy this site, I respectfully request that you refrain from any further diatribes regarding your unfortunate experiences at Cal. I think we all understand and sympathize with the problems you had and infact may still have, however, this bulletin board is not the appropriate place to explore them. I hope you are able to receive the help you need in a more suitable forumThank you.

Name: Tracey (Mitchell) Miles
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo
Time: 1999-06-29 04:35:33
Comments: Greetings all, has a date been set for the picnic? Hoping maybe the weekend of Aug 14th..........

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Downtown Miami
Time: 1999-06-19 18:03:25
Comments: In #158, I wanted to say that some people swindled me out of my fair chance to grow up unmolested first (that was during my Calasanctius years). Then, after I returned from school in bad condition, some OTHER people found excuse to harass me and eventually run me into the gutter. Earlier this week the packing house where I worked closed for the season, so I am unemployed again. Another time I may continue my story. Meanwhile, greetings to all Alumni, and please read what I wrote in entries #127-143 of this guestbook. Thanks.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino, II
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library System
Time: 1999-06-17 16:38:42
Comments: "The People Seldom Judge Rightly" (continued). Some people want to fight against the little King Davids who attack our health the way mine was attacked (see records #127-143). They appoint themselves vigilante-judge-jury-executioners, and they enforce their own laws. I was attacked in New York City in March 1970. It took me years to see that some people were treating me like a dirty dog because they thought that I was the attacker. I was harassed, I was called every kind of dirty name. Some people molested me out of my fair chance to finish growing up. Then, when I came home from school in bad condition, they found reason to call me the molester. Maybe they were looking for a substitute charge to get me with. I had two girlfriends in my youth, all basically normal. But they called me unbelievable dirty names. "They keep making trouble until everybody is dead, that's their system".

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino, II
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library System
Time: 1999-06-17 16:25:52
Comments: I put a truthful story into records #127-143 of this guestbook. I got some comments: (1) "They do that to you so that they'll look better than you. That's why he doesn't want them, either". (2) "What's your objective in writing that?" My objective: Love woman, have children, raise family. But if I can't meet that objective because of what was done to me, I have a secondary objective: show what really happened. Families go extinct in America, no one seems to know why. In record #156 I was refering to 1 Samuel 17:49. Some people fight a war of take-over by attacking the sexual health of the young. QUOTE: "Omnia Gallia est divisa in tres partes". (1) abdomen, from the dome (diaphragm, pun: frag'em) on down to the anus. (2) thorax (lisped: sore-ass). (3) head. Some people "divide and conquer" by attacking our lower abdomen. If we die without children, they try to take our place. QUOTE: "The people seldom judge rightly". I was attacked in New York City, March 1970, as described in records #127-143.

Name: P-R-O-C-C-A-C-I-N-O
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library
Time: 1999-06-14 15:38:55
Comments: Continued from record #155. I was echoing the pharaoh (Hinny-Says 12:18) "What is this you have done to me?". (3) The attack against my back-end by "little King David" in New York City, March 1970, which I describe in records #127 through #143 of this guest book. Imagine Goliath to symbolize man's sexual potency, imagine "one stone" to symbolize what that "little King David" slammed up my back end (pun on "1 SAM-U-EL" : SLAM-U-WELL). I didn't fall yet, but I've had an irritation inside me since 1969-1970. I avoid foods which make it worse (beer) and I try foods which bring down the irritation (Cranberries, Iced Tea mix with Citric Acid, mixed extra strong).

Name: P-R-O-C-C-A-C-I-N-O
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library
Time: 1999-06-14 15:22:09
Comments: Greetings to Frank Carey! I am also normal but I left Calasanctius in bad shape. Imagine that you are young and carefree. Your friends get you drunk, they take you for a walk in the woods, they push you into a beartrap which they previously set and chained to a tree. While you're trying to figure out how to get your foot out, they set a fire under the beartrap. While you're jumping up and down, they say "why are you doing that to yourself? Back in the days of yore, the mighty men (Hinny-Says 6:4) could walk on hot coals without jumping up and down, they could stick their hand in the fire without being burned. Hercules could hold his horses and not be torn apart". I use fire to represent the irritation which started inside me during 1969-1970. Three things went into this problem: (1) The drug experiment of August 1969 seemed to burn my prostate gland the way too much fertilizer burns a plant. (2) The fling with Miss M2 (winter 69-70) led me to cry about difficulty pissing. I was echoing the Pharaoh (

Name: Grinch
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Niagara Falls
Time: 1999-06-11 22:40:12
Comments: Hello, all! Some of the Older Members occasionally do get together for a jar and a jaw; as a matter of fact, I'm off to join McIntyre now. We'd love to hear from you! I must say, having read some of the prior entries, that the only thing remarkable about my post-Calasanctius life is how absolutely normal it's been. Go figure. Regards, Grinch '73

Name: Dominic Christopher Proccacino II
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library Branch
Time: 1999-05-07 22:39:39
Comments: TO FRED HARRIMAN: I rec'd card sent in response to record #150. If this system doesn't communicate, then someone sure fooled me. I sent you a picture postcard and then 3 letters all within the past week, via USPS mail. If they don't get there then let me know. I forgot to use pen-name "Sonny Caprock". TO ALL ALUMNI: Imagine that you want to win the America's Cup Race. In the hour before the race, your "friends" drug your drink, they slash your sails, they jam something in your rudder, they set your prow on fire. Then, the race is on and while you drift helplessly in the tide, your friends are pointing at you: "Look at what an idiot he is! He can't do anything right!". That's what I try to explain to you in records #127 through #143, by "the last hour" I mean my last years at Calasanctius. In this guestbook, "view previous 10" seems to mean "next 10", and vica versa.

Name: Nicholas Gramza
Website:
Referred by: AngelFire
From:
Time: 1999-05-06 06:30:22
Comments: "Hiya, just settin' down to yammer atcha for a spell..."(-morph) Calasanctius begat one amazingly cool trip with my ripe little neurons and therein kissed some cool dream winds. I learned foremost a love of chemistry and horticulture nd am currently in the entheogenic plant buiseness. You can buy from "me" V^d#maoNZ;) at entheogen dot com. I am working on some interesting chiasms - meristematic genetic interface. Need a classic Volvo? How about one hybridized with a westphalia syncromesh? Also, on wesern new york's first Desert Caracle refuge and playground - a labour of love for the edification in enviropsychaelogy of some scruffy little urchins. My granddad left me a big chunk of land bordering on the grounds of Bethlehem Steele and I figured - what the fuck. (probably Fr. G.'s exact words when he admitted me!) Any $$$ contributions will be gratefully accepted (definitely among the most useful things Cal taught me - need money, ask for it.)my lawyer is yet working with NYPIRG and the WNY Land Conservancy for tax exempt. status... Lessee, more about me. After Cal i went to the Park school and quickly left, having received funding from, in part, a very generous and great hollywood actor, to study at the prestigious Millbrook School and Trevor Zoo. "The bus stopped by and I got on, that's where it.." always drops me down when my neurons blaze too much. I love hob nobbing with important people and would be nothing without their strange and caring curiosity in my life. Oh the shit I've lived w/o even thinking twice.... the hearts I've broken...(some of whose daddies are listed annually in Forbes;)the strings i've pulled to literally save my life. Virtual reality has nothing on the opportunities Cal fired up. Well, I'm in the area nowadays and am collaborating with some of you illustrious Cal AND Millbrook folk on a revolutionary, and, for the time being, secret design that is artistically, environme=ntally, educationally and financially mega rewarding in the zenest senses. Can't say much more w/o my lawyer fixin' a few more things in stone but stay tuned to MTV around about april 2000. Well, I love you "ALL". Love to have some tea w/ yous guys or bring some of my special cactus sauce to the next spaghetti dinner. Very good. Verry good.

Name: David Koepsell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-04-29 22:38:34
Comments: AISHA LABI! I got a voice mail from you saying you were in London! What's going on? You can try me again at home, or you can always reach me in cyberspace. as ever David p.s.: Peter Spiegler, you out there?

Name: Proccacino '70
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library
Time: 1999-04-25 18:54:51
Comments: Greetings to Fred Harriman. I remember visiting you on Elmwood Ave. sometime around the mid to late 70's. We went to hear some music at the place around the corner on Forest Ave., the one with the "Jack Daniels" motif on the door, across the street from Buffalo State Mental Hospital. Someone told me that it was Tom Telesco's place but he wasn't there. Did we hear members of the group "Spyro Gyra" or did someone just tell me that they also played there? I would like to carry my story forward to cover the 70s, but it would fill up the guestbook. Your homepage gives a California address, please send me a postcard from there. I visited your father in Buffalo in 1992 following hurricane Andrew. My address is in record #143.

Name: Fred Harriman '71
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-04-23 05:55:15
Comments: Hi everyon. Hi Procci. I'm with Dus, Procci, I hope you get well. And thanks for those Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie records you left with me in Buffalo back in '76 when you visited D'Auria and me on Elmwood. I treasured them and even took some with me to Japan. Some of them are still at my in-laws, in a plaster-walled storehouse about where we keep the miso. I listen to them whenever I visit. For everyone else, I finished work on another SONY Playstation Game "Grandia." This one was really odd because I'm sure it was written by someone who lives or lived in the Yamagishi commune that I joined 6 years ago (and left 8 months later). It's a small, odd world we live in. But it's home.

Name: Proc-ca-ci-no
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-04-12 17:27:43
Comments: As Columbo said in the T.V. series, "one more thing". In guestbook entries #127 through #143, I tell the story of how my wallet got stolen from me in New York City, New York in March of 1970 (probably on March 29 or 30 or 31). This incident should not be confused with the second time my wallet was stolen. In Florida City, Florida on December 15, 1996, a "strong-arm robber" threw me to the ground and stole my wallet. That wallet contained my expired Connecticut Driver's License, Operator Number 033021500, and other papers such as a short form Birth Certificate issued to me in Sept. 1970 to replace the one stolen in March 1970. This robbery has a Florida City case number 84952 or 8495-2, but I never reported the New York City incident to the New York City police, so I am unaware of any case number. Some people like to confuse the issue. As of April 10, 1999, I have not received a single postcard in response to my request in record #143, so communication via internet doesn't look promising to me.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino (II)
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library
Time: 1999-04-08 16:47:12
Comments: One last item from the Miami-Dade Public Library. In this library system I found a book by Richard B. Rice, William A. Burrough, Richard J. Orsi called "The Elusive Eden, A New History of California" (McGraw-Hill, 1988). On page 480 of this book, one finds a photo of a jacked-up "student protester" and I believe that this is a photo of me. The caption is wrong, however. I visited California in 1970 and again in 1971, but not in 1968. Does anyone have a photo of me walking around Calasanctius (1969-1970) carrying my books in a laundry-bag-style bookbag, slung over my right shoulder with my right hand holding the handle in the position shown? Perhaps this is a composite picture? Calasanctius had a Shamess and photo credits go to a Shames. At Reed College (1970-71) I expressed my intention to relocate to California but I never moved there. Make a fool out of me on this one, because nobody cares anyway.

Name:
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami-Dade Public Library
Time: 1999-04-03 22:49:23
Comments: "Business First of Buffalo" ran an article on June 8, 1992 entitled "Williams Manor buys Calasanctius Property". It begins "The former Calasanctius Preparatory School is being turned into upscale housing" and it later says "The school closed in June 1991". Then it quotes Dean Drew: "This is the end of the real estate portion of the school". But please don't liquidate me, I didn't have any children yet!. In March 1993 I was mailed news about a new "Calasanctius Day School" being started at a new address for a different age group. The words in the Alumni list "had there been a 1992" and "had there been a 1993" make sense when talking about the old Preparatory School. Alumni for years after 1992 have appeared in the alumni list since 1997 when I printed out my hardcopy. Are names added to the list since then connected with the new school? yours, Dom Proccacino.

Name: Michael Bondgren
Website: Hornd's World
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Last Time I Checked I Was Still In Buffalo
Time: 1999-03-22 23:32:42
Comments: I wonder where the people from the classes of '96 & '97 are... I know they're out there somewhere.....But Where?

Name: carl weiser
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-02-22 16:22:12
Comments: Janice and Carl Weiser ('82) are the proud but sleep-deprived parents of Samuel John Weiser, born Feb. 15 , 1999 in Arlington, Va. He was 7 pounds 12 ounces. He eats a ton. His hobbies include evacuating his bowels and looking bewildered.

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-06 15:50:29
Comments: Continued from entry #142: ...or any other unrelated, totalitarian, and poorly informed cast of thousands. I would like to say more, but I can't hog your entire guest book. Here ends a chain of entries which begin with entry 127 followed by 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142. UNRELATED QUESTIONS: (1) was our Florida field trip in 1967 or 1968? (2) Does James Daily or anyone else have pictures to display of our field trips (Great Lakes, Middle Atlantic, Florida, Rocky Mountains, California) ? If you read this then send me a postcard: Dom Proccacino, P.O. Box 900833, Homestead, FL 33090-0833.

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-06 15:41:54
Comments: Continued from entry #141: ...and start a family of my own, then I will have to find a way to protect my family from the people who make this trouble by leading us in before we're ready. But if I can't break out of the trouble which started in 1969-1970, then I won't have any children to protect, and the scavenger dingo-dogs might actually steal the name of my family and fix the birth and death papers to make it look like my blood line didn't go extinct. Next month I turn 46 and many places force retirement at 65, so I don't have too many years left if I want to date my woman, win my woman, love my woman, have my children, and raise my family. Let's forget about planning retirement, I just want to avoid extinction without having to make a mercenary package deal with the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, the army, the navy, the air force, the elders of zion, the tribal council, the royal court, the royal bank, the united way, the united front, mork and mindy, minnie and moscowitz, or any other un

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-05 16:19:46
Comments: continued from entry #140: ...false accusations, especially since Hurricane Andrew made federal disaster relief available to me. Didn't Bela Krigler teach us that some people have "the mentality of racketeers in a concentration camp"? Some people seem to play this game: what do we think we have on him, and how can we use it to siphon-off his federal disaster relief? And especially: how can we use it to grab any housing that might come his way so that we can ruin new families in new parts of America? To the tune of the spiritual "Death don't have no Mercy" I sing: The liars don't have no mercy in this land, they don't give a damn what lies they do spread, but when they're finished making trouble, my family is dead". I wanted my life on earth to have a mating season, but a funny thing happened on the way to the starting gate. I got led into things that I wasn't ready for, and big trouble followed, for as the twig is bent, so grows the tree. If I can break out of the trouble which started in 1969-1970 a

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-05 16:07:38
Comments: Continued from entry #139. Just then, a door opened to the end of its security chain at the bottom of the stairs, and the man attcking me ran away with my wallet, out into the "pornography district" which surrounded the Port Authority Bus Terminal. A large percentage of the Grayhound bus traffic in the U.S.A. gets funnelled into that terminal. I returned to Buffalo somehow, and by the spring of 1970 I had major urinary complaints, bowel complaints, and concentration problems. A New York City Police Detective (maybe transit police?) supposedly went to see my mother at 440 West 34th Street and Sheriff Mike Amico came to see me at Calasanctius. He wanted to know: do I use drugs? Do I like poetry? (some seem to believe that love for poetry is related to homosexual nature). And ever since then, some scavenger dingo-dog people periodically try to prove that I am homosexual, presumably because that case would let then steal something for nothing. I have been the victem of many false accusations, especially

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-05 15:53:12
Comments: Continued from entry #138. When I saw that the flight of stairs was leading to the roof, I said to him "I'm not going up there" and I turned around to leave. Just then, he threw me down on the flight of stairs. He pulled my pants down. With his mouth he pretended to go for my crotch, while with one hand he stuck something up my anus-butthole and with the other hand he stole my leather billfold wallet. All the while, I was shouting "No! No! No!", and I was punching him, but I was in a funny position and I was weak and tired. My wallet contained no money, but it contained plenty of identification (social security card, birth certificate, names and addresses of my relatives, phone numbers, etc). New York, New York! The City so nice, they only robbed me twice!

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-05 15:47:12
Comments: Continued from entry #137. So there I was in New York City, my first trip there unaccompanied by parent or teacher. I tried to contact some relatives by telephone but there was no answer. My mother didn't answer the doorbell at 440 West 34th Street (I was never inside her apartment there). I turned 17 that month, I was still thinking like a kid, I was afraid to call my father in Connecticut because I was supposed to be in Buffalo. I was hungry, I was tempted to steal food from a cafeteria. I started to pan-handle in the Port Authority Bus Terminal to get money for food and for a bus ticket. In the bathroom of the Bus Terminal, someone made a homosexual proposition. I had never heard one before and I didn't know what was involved, but I had the idea after two days high on drugs and two nights without sleep that if I pretended to be willing to go along with him, I could ask him (please brother) for some food, because I was hungry. We took a walk, we went up some flights of steps. When I saw that the

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-05 15:33:33
Comments: Continued from entry #136. Now I have to be delicate because I don't want to smear anyone's reputation, but I want to show what really happened. While using those drugs I got led into a relationship with another young woman, lets call her Miss M2 (B1 and B2 are bombers, M1 and M2 are rifles) and things got amorous and I ended up crying about urinary trouble, difficulty pissing, urgency, frequency, etc. Then, in March 1970, Easter came early and M2 was going to New York City for some reason, and I decided that it would be an adventure to hitch-hike into New York City from Buffalo to visit her. I hitch-hiked down, I spent a night without sleep, I spent a day with her, her relative in New York wouldn't let me stay there (uninvited). When I tried to hitch-hike out of New York City I got robbed, and I was left with an empty wallet. Then came another night without sleep after two days high on drugs.

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-05 15:23:42
Comments: Coninued from entry #135. At that time an irritation came into the region of my prostate gland, and it has been with me ever since. Doesn't the body detoxify itself by storing toxins and poisons in such places? Is there a doctor in the house? I went back to school, 6th form, in Sept. 1969 feeling light-headed and detached from reality, Then, in October 1969 I started experimenting with "real" hallucingens. Euphoric! I forgot all about M1, I forgot all about school, and I started using what was being hawked as hallucinogens once, twice, even three times a week for the rest of that school year. I got into college based on my performence up to that year, because that year was a total burn-out for me. While using those hallucinogens, I got involved in situations which never would have happened, had I not been using them.

Name: Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1999-02-05 15:10:35
Comments: Greetings to Brian Hetrick. Continued from entry #133. The summer of 1969 I stayed in Buffalo because I heard a rumor that M1 was going to stay there, I wanted to pursue my interest in her when school was out. The previous two summers I had picked shade tobacco in Connecticut, but that summer I picked to stay in Buffalo. M1 disappeared from the scene and I decided to try to be a hippy. That year I came under the influence of some books. Kerouac's ON THE ROAD gave me the idea that I could hitch-hike all over. And a book by "Free" had a recipe for extracting a hallucinogen from seeds treated with mercuric chloride. At Hickerson's place I tried it, but I got confused about what was the hippy drug and what was the poison. We ingested some liquid containing the washed-off residue. I drank about 1/4 glass and I vomited. David drank about 1 & 1/2 glasses and I didn't see him vomit. So I became mildly sick (it lasted for weeks or months) and David pretty much got blown out of the water. At that time an

Name: Brian Hetrick
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-02-03 17:47:49
Comments: I want to mention that the e-mail-less need not be: places like iName (http://www.iname.com) offer free web-based e-mail, as well as permanent free forwarding addresses. After going through the messages here, my overwhelming reaction is sadness. I've kept up over the years with only two or three other Calasanctius graduates, and we've all been through struggles with our sojourn there. It seems Calasanctius catapulted some of us over walls, and some of us into walls. Oh, well.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-02-02 01:49:49
Comments: Continued from entry #132: In March 1969 I turned 16. That entire semester was a time of introspection for me. One time M1 told me that I was "too bourgeois" so I started thinking about ways to be more radical. Another time B3 told me "she can't be yours because she's using drugs" with another student. I never saw her use any so I can't say that this is true, but that was the year when psychedelic rock groups out of San Francisco and England seemed to be doing a sales-blitz to promote the use of psychedelic drugs. I had not been one to try crazy things up to that point, but by leading me in with M1 and then making her scarce, and then telling me about her alleged drug use, they got me interested in those drugs. Subsequently a college student hired to supervise in the boarding home offered to supply me with them.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-02-02 01:43:38
Comments: Continued from entry #131: When I went home for Thanksgiving 1968 I told my father that I had a girlfriend, and I called her on the telephone. I spoke with her father also, and he didn't seem impressed by me. After vacation was over, she acted like she had been instructed to avoid me: if I saw her in the hallway, she went the other way; if I sat down with her in the cafeteria, she got up to leave; if I tried to walk her home from school, she got hustled off into a car. One of the boarders warned me: "she doesn't like you, you're not pleasant". Another student mocked me about my feelings for her. When I went home at Christmas 1968 I was sadder than at any point in my life, and my father told me before he died that it was the biggest change he ever saw in me.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-02-02 01:34:39
Comments: Continued from entry #130: In the weeks that followed, some efforts were made to "fix me up" with M1. First, a teacher arranged a date for us at a dance in Tonawanda. When I was too shy to dance, another party was arranged in a private home. They spiked the punch, strobe lights, etc. and they got us to dance. Then, on the return trip to Buffalo, they put she and I on a mattress in the back of the school van and the fast boys coached me: put your arm around her, kiss her, lie down upon her, etc. I enjoyed those things but I was too shy to do them on my own. Other similar things followed and you could predict that my heart would melt for her because my family had split up 10 years earlier, and I had been starved of attention and affection from a woman for 10 years.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-02-02 01:24:00
Comments: Continued from record #129: In 1963 I was sent to the Calasanctius Preparatory School for Gifted Boys. Shortly thereafter, the family of Marcia Wienfeld reportedly sued in a court of law to have their daughter admitted. It became a prep. school "for gifted children". Other young women followed until they exceeded young men in the class of 1971. (10) In Autumn of 1968, I was 15 and I had never even thought about dating a young girl. My natural mating season wouldn't have started for maybe another 5 or 6 years had they left me alone. But one evening in Sept. or Oct. of 1968, B1 came to me and he told me that Miss M1 had expressed that she "had a crush" on me, but she didn't know how to approach me because I was so shy.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-02-02 01:10:53
Comments: Continued from entry #128. "The Old Testicle stopped working but there is soap in the New Testicle". (8) Another boarder told me that if I ejaculated on a microscope slide and looked at it in the biology lab, I could see if there was sperm in my semen. I was probably 14 and I had no idea how to ejaculate, so I never tried his suggestion. In recent years someone suggested that you can't see the sperm without the proper dye anyway, so this is a misleading experiment. My conclusion from all of this was that too many crazy people like to stick their hands in our pants. Now let me describe how some people mutilated the sweet springtime of my short life on earth.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-02-02 01:03:07
Comments: Continued from entry #127. (4) Another time some boarders dragged me into a bathroom and they tried to get me to suck on a syphon which was stuck in a shit-clogged toilet. I wouldn't do it. (5) Later, another boarder said that he heard me in the bathroom, something was going on, and he made against me the first false accusation of homosexuality. (6) After the boarding home moved to Bidwell Parkway, I awoke one night, someone seemed to be running out of my room. My covers were down and my crotch area was wet. I touched it, I sniffed my fingers, I ran to the bathroom. I saw my fingers and my face and my scrotum were red. At first, I thought it was blood, but because it didn't coagulate, I concluded it to be red-ink, symbol of bankruptcy. (7) Subsequently a boarder shared a pun with me: Old Testament/New Testament vs. Old Testicle/New Testical. My expansion of his pun is: "The Old Testament stopped working but there is hope in the New Testament" vs. "The Old Testicle stopped working but there is soap in

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-02-02 00:53:52
Comments: I went into Calasanctius School at age 10 in 1963 happy and healthy, and I came out 7 years later with urinary and bowel complaints and concentration problems. I have been lamenting the trouble which started in 1969-1970 for almost 30 years now. In case the blood line of my family goes extinct in America, I would like a factual sequence of events to outlive me, so that some people can see how we get pressured to extinction. This story won't fit into one guestbook entry. CLEAN MINDS, DIRTY HANDS: (1) When I was maybe age 11, two boarders B1 and B2 jumped into my bed and they tried to manipulate my private portions. I shouted to Father Mustos for help, and they ran away. (2) Subsequently B1 wanted to show me that if you immerse a sleeping boy's scrotum in warm water, he will piss in his bed. I wasn't interested in his demonstration. (2) Another time B2 invited me into a bathroom for a "penis measuring contest". I wasn't interested. (4)Another time, some boarders dragged me into a bathroom and they trie

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami
Time: 1999-01-31 19:51:30
Comments: In 1963 Connecticut Social Worker Joan A. Bassford showed me a Reader's Digest article about Fr. Gerenscer, the 1956 Hungarian Rebellion, the airlift, the founding of the Calasanctius School in 1957 on Agassiz Circle, its move to Windsor Ave... I can't find this article in the public library. Does anyone have a copy? It was indexed in "The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature" at U.B. in the late 1960's. I can't find it today under "gifted children", "preparatory schools", etc.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-01-29 15:09:11
Comments: To the Very Reverb-End Mark Wozniak (you have one of those on your sound-board, don't you? ): I would like to add an autobiographical essay of a size which seems to overflow the buffer of your guestbook. Perhaps it could even be clicked upon from my entry in the alumni list, class of 1970. I am using a computer in a public lie-brayery and I am usually limited to a 45 minute session (I might need a dozen such sessions to communicate what I wish to say). Also, if I try to send E-Mail I get an error message because the .INI file is not set up for E-mail. Suggest a way to do this by USPS mail if possible, that will tell me if you get this message. Dominic C. Proccacino, P.O.Box 900833, Homestead, FL 33090-0833.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Homestead, Florida
Time: 1999-01-25 15:17:07
Comments: Could someone get to Micheal "WWW" McIntyre, class of '71, this message: I sent to him last year a check #154 on my Publix Employees Federal Credit Union account, to cover a book which he previously gave to me ($4.00). So far, this check hasn't cleared. A rock an roll lament: "I can't get to you through the U.S. Mail". I wonder about it. After Hurricane Mitch hit Central America last year, I sent to Catholic Charities in Miami a check #165 ($100.00) in response to an appeal from Pope John-Paul. I mailed it on November 6, 1998 from Homestead, Florida and checks written after it cleared but that one never cleared, either. So the pattern seems to be this: if I send the check from the post office in Homestead, Florida, it might not get there. When I lived at 17 Evergreen Ave, in Hartford, CT I shared apartment A6 with my father, retired State of Connecticut employee. For a while, he paid the rent on his checking account, then (after he went into St. Mary's Nursing Home on Steele Road in West Hartford, C

Name: Nadia Grabiner
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo
Time: 1999-01-20 04:54:50
Comments: to who ever sent in the pictures: i just wanted to thank you so much. they brought a tear to my eye. even though i was only at cal from ages 3-7, it had such a great impact on me. i miss it so much. i wish there were more pictures of the windsor building though. maybe some of the playground in the back. i know my brother, Brian, would love one of the playground. he was the first one across the monkey bars. a pic of the cafeteria would be great. i'm sorry i don't have any to contribute. maybe my mom saved some of the old field trip pictures. i'll ask her. once again...THANK YOU!!!!!!

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Florida
Time: 1999-01-14 17:41:01
Comments: Greetings to Ami Jo in Vermont! I would send you e-mail directly if I knew how to do it from this public library. I remember visiting you atop a mountain near Woodstock, Vermont back in the early 1970s. To Thomas Dus: I was from Hartford, Connecticut (where my father worked in the State Office Building) and not New York City, but after my family split up, my mother lived in New York City for a while before moving down to Port Lavaca, Texas. To Mark Wozniak at WBFO: did you receive any of the postcards which I sent to you since discovering your web-site? Some of my U.S.P.S. mail seems to get through but my personal letters have mostly gone unanswered, at least during the last year or two. Dominic Proccacino, P.O.Box 900833, Homestead, FL 33090-0833

Name: THOMAS DUS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-01-13 16:22:40
Comments: TO PROCCI, SORRY TO SEE YOUR ON THE DARK SIDE, I REMEMBER YOU AS A BOARDER FROM NY CITY. YOU ALWAYS WERE A LITTLE CRAZY, MOST OF THE BOARDERS WERE, MYSELF INCLUDED. I REMEMBER THE CANADIANS THAT WOULD TRY TO SNEAK HOME AND GET CAUGHT WALKING ACROSS THE PEACE BRIDGE. I GUESS STANDING IN A LINE IN FRONT OF THE BOARDING HOUSE WITH 30 OTHER KIDS IN 20 DEGREE WEATHER WHILE A PRIEST WALKS BACK AND FORTH SLAPPING EACH KID TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO LEFT A CIGARETTE IN THE JOHN COULD INFLUENCE THE WAY YOU DEVELOP LATER IN LIFE. GOOD LUCK PROCCI, I HOPE YOU GET BETTER

Name: Emily Lindstrom Tuck
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Boston, Massachusetts
Time: 1999-01-11 15:11:30
Comments: Happy New Year to all! Along with Tom Insley (Hi Tom!) I also attended Cal almost 20 years ago (has it been that long?) My brother Peter and I were among the crew who traveled from Batavia from 1979-1982, before our family moved to Texas. I'm currently an attorney in the Boston area, after having lived in Alaska and Minnesota. I was excited to find this set of websites and would love to hear from others!

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: The dark side of the moon
Time: 1999-01-09 19:23:34
Comments: Perhaps you should add an alumni obituary list, since some graduates might be expected to die out anytime. You could list in their obits how many children they had, just to show the fertility rate of the school's graduates. For example, I will turn 46 in march 1999. Both of my parents are reported dead on death certificates from Texas and Connecticut. My older sister and my yuonger sister are both grandparents, but I have had no children yet. All the trouble which I lament started in 1969-1970, the year when I graduated. Some day I may write a short autobiography and then I will ask you to display it. Meanwhile, greetings from South Florida from a Produce Packer (Beans, Tomatoes, Cucumbers). My address is: P.O.Box 900833, Homestead, FL 33090-0833. I just stopped in the library on my way to work.

Name: Dominic C. Proccacino
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: The dark side of the moon
Time: 1999-01-09 19:20:19
Comments: Perhaps you should add an alumni obituary list, since some graduates might be expected to die out anytime. You could list in their obits how many children they had, just to show the fertility rate of the school's graduates. For example, I will turn 46 in march 1999. Both of my parents are reported dead on death certificates from Texas and Connecticut. My older sister and my yuonger sister are both grandparents, but I have had no children yet. All the trouble which I lament started in 1969-1970, the year when I graduated. Some day I may write a short autobiography and then I will ask you to display it. Meanwhile, greetings from South Florida from a Produce Packer (Beans, Tomatoes, Cucumbers). My address is: P.O.Box 900833, Homestead, FL 33090-0833. I just stopped in the library on my way to work.

Name: Amy Levi
Website: Under construction
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Vermont
Time: 1999-01-03 19:28:53
Comments: Wow. What a wacky web find. If you think you want to find out what I'm up to, you can e-mail me directly. Cheers!

Name: Indra Sunrise Geerts (1990)
Website: The Black Sunrise Gothic Page
Referred by: Net Search
From: Buffalo, of course
Time: 1998-12-30 23:04:59
Comments: Hello everyone. I never make it to the teas or picnics, because my work schedule does not offer time off the way other peoples might. After I graduated, I went to Rochester Institute of Technology for two years, then went to UB for another three. Currently, I have my own business, retail gothic jewelry/clothing, at which I am moderately successful. Email is welcomed. Regards, Indra

Name: Timothy J. Doyle
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Francisco (then Collegeville MN)
Time: 1998-12-23 02:04:56
Comments: Looking over my list of classmates, I realized I had omitted Brian Mulhern, who was the only one I remained in contact with for any length of time; he was at Carleton in MN at the same time as I was at St. John's U. -- I'm now manager of Programming & Implementation at Laborers Funds for Northern Calif., Inc., an employee benefits funds administrator for the construction industry, and have a commute which includes a ferry ride on SF & San Pablo Bays; married w/ two sons, 15 & 13, the younger of whom has represented the Bay Area at the National Spelling Bee for the last two years, and who hopes to be back this year. I remember "Flip" & various dorm-mates: George Lohmann, Pat Thrasher, Bela Mariaci (sp.?), Julius Horvath, Gerorge de Nemenskery-Kisz (?), a yoga enthusiast, the Gibsons from Oklahoma, one of whom carried his own seasonings with him, and constucted elaborate booby traps in the dorm; Frs. Marina, Masdaval, Fiore, Mr. Paul, Mrs. Friend, & others.

Name: Donald Ziolkowski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: From Buffalo, of course. Now in Southern California.
Time: 1998-12-21 10:21:18
Comments: 113 posts. And not one mentioned Podson's Porridge. So many things I recall, from '79 - 81. It's late now, I'll try again later. Sara, I wish I could make the Tea. Not this year. But stay in touch. Joel Kerber has my new address.

Name: Tom Insley
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Fort Erie, Ontario
Time: 1998-12-19 16:44:11
Comments: As an addendum to my previous entry (see below), I noticed that my e-mail address does not actually appear; so, rather than clicking on the link and doing a cut-and-paste, here is where I may be reached: tom_insley@hotmail.com Hope to hear from everyone soon! -- Tom

Name: Tom Insley
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Time: 1998-12-19 05:49:11
Comments: Hello, fellow Cal students! I attended Calasanctius during the 1979-80 school year, and was in Fr. Pazmany's Prep 'F' class that year. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Melanie McNally, Jennifer Myka, Emily Lindstrom, Roger Shaft or Orville Harris, please drop me a line at the above e-mail address, or feel free to pass my address on to them! Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from some/any of my long-lost friends soon! -- Tom Insley

Name: charles dougherty
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: boston
Time: 1998-12-16 02:08:01
Comments: No comments other than to say I would be pleased to hear from members of my class('71).

Name: keith tarbell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: buffalo
Time: 1998-12-12 20:30:38
Comments: Ob/Gyn-s: The death of Dr. Slepian by the anti-choice nuts has created a serious gap in services to women in Buffalo and western New York. If you are interested in a return to Buffalo to provide essential services to women in our community, please contact me. As a member of the board of Pro-Choice Network of Western New York, I will gladly assist you in contacting the clinic.

Name: Christina Vladutiu('93)
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: now: Baltimore, MD
Time: 1998-12-04 22:26:24
Comments: Any folks from the classes of '92-'95 out there? Denise Payne? Brian O'Connell? Tim Piwowar? Alexis (A or M)? Anyone in the Baltimore area? I'm currently at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. I really love it, but it would be nice to know more people in the area! PS Ursula Kerber: do you remember me? You used to run the ECP program back in '83 or so. I was 8 then, and my little sis Cay was 3. We loved you!!

Name: sarah jm kolberg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: buffalo
Time: 1998-12-01 18:45:15
Comments: The holiday Headmasters Tea has been scheduled! Saturday December 26 from 7pm to 10pm at Hallwalls again. (Thank yous due to Sara Kellner!) Invitations with a map should be arriving straight away, but as a reminder - its in the old Trico factory at 2495 Main Street, Suite 425. Hope to see everyone there!

Name: Lew Harriman
Website: Mason-Grant Home Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Portsmouth, NH (Originally Buffalo)
Time: 1998-12-01 14:32:49
Comments: Interesting post, Tim. I was also a member of that class (66) but after chewing up time acting in a play at the studio theater in second form, I dropped back and graduated in 1967. I seem to remember that Eric Flipowicz was a member of that class, as was Tim Canty and Dave Cooper (Who, sadly, passed away last year of heart problems). My most vivid memories of that 1st form year are of History/Social studies teacher Mr. Osika (Changed his name to Kent that year) and Mr. MacIssac, the English teacher. Both pretty good instructors, but also, both very fond of the T-square as a device for improving student's behavior. I'm having trouble bringing up your face. If you want to see if mine is familiar, try my web page, listed above. What are you up to these days? (My activity is also apparent from the web page)

Name: Timothy J. Doyle
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Francisco (orig. Colloegeville, Minnesota)
Time: 1998-11-28 22:44:54
Comments: Left a fragmentary earlier message: was trying to come up with complete list of class of '66 (as of '62, my 2nd & last year). Bela Berte, Richard Brzustowicz, Raymond David, Timothy Doyle, Michael Garvey, Rick Gretz, Richard Millhouse, Bob Morrison, John Murphy, Michael O'Connor, Ralph Rudzinski, Tibor (?) Szabo, Leslie (Ladislao) Veres, Carl Valvo, to the best of my recollection. I remember the field trips as high points (New England & Great Lakes), and being farmed out (as a boarding student) to fellow students' homes when the dorm building was needed for fundraising events (in my case to David Olodart's - add to list above). I remember prodigious amounts of work, greatly varying teaching styles, carefully preparing presentations for Assembly and invaryingly having my knowledge of any topic dwarfed by that of the encylcopedic "Big G." -- getting the worst sunburn of my life at Derby, sneaking in contraband copies of Mad Magazine, and the Britannica so old that it referred to America as "the Colonies".

Name: Timothy Doyle
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Francisco (originally Minnesota)
Time: 1998-11-28 22:05:27
Comments: I entered the First Form in 1960, and attended for 2 years, the second of which my brother Justin also attended and my father, Leonard Doyle, taught Latin and English Composition. Members of my class were Bela Berte, Richard Brzustowicz, Raymond David, Michael Garvey, Rick Gretz, Richard Millhouse (?), Michael O'Connor, Robert Murphy, Michael Olodart, Ralph Rudzinski, and others, but my time is up on this terminal at the moment.

Name: Timothy Doyle
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Francisco (originally Minnesota)
Time: 1998-11-28 22:06:09
Comments: I entered the First Form in 1960, and attended for 2 years, the second of which my brother Justin also attended and my father, Leonard Doyle, taught Latin and English Composition. Members of my class were Bela Berte, Richard Brzustowicz, Raymond David, Michael Garvey, Rick Gretz, Richard Millhouse (?), Michael O'Connor, Robert Murphy, Michael Olodart, Ralph Rudzinski, and others, but my time is up on this terminal at the moment.

Name: Timothy Doyle
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Francisco (originally Minnesota)
Time: 1998-11-28 22:06:45
Comments: I entered the First Form in 1960, and attended for 2 years, the second of which my brother Justin also attended and my father, Leonard Doyle, taught Latin and English Composition. Members of my class were Bela Berte, Richard Brzustowicz, Raymond David, Michael Garvey, Rick Gretz, Richard Millhouse (?), Michael O'Connor, Robert Murphy, Michael Olodart, Ralph Rudzinski, and others, but my time is up on this terminal at the moment.

Name: Alan Sobkowiak
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Bryn Mawr, PA
Time: 1998-11-14 22:07:28
Comments: Very Cool: rather like a time trip for me to some of the most fun (if not most edifying) years of education. Some random abstract thoughts for those who remember Third and Fourth Form in the mid to late-70's: Mr Hegadus' garage door. Those poolies. Egyptian burials for mechanical pencils. Squirt gun rings being confiscated by Father Richard. Me getting whallopped by the lockers. Gummi Bears!! The Halloween party where Nathan came as the "fromage" Ms Berlin teaching music with "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Mozart" And my favorite, "House on Fire" magazine: this one was a hell of a lot of fun b/c we all got yelled at by some fire official. Anyone who recalls some of the recipies knows this was just a wee bit of overkill. I was pointed over to the site by Jane Cudmore. Great to see a site immortalizing Cal. I moved to the Philadelphia area about ten years ago with my wife Jennifer Wall. Currently working as System Admin for a Medical Publisher. Sorry to see that I missed the last picnic, but I'd love to get together sometime with anyone who's still in Buffalo.

Name: THOMAS DUS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: OHIO
Time: 1998-11-11 19:14:17
Comments: ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT 2 BOARDERS FROM 60'S NAMED JOHN SOOS OR ANDREW ZUBRICZKY, BOTH FROM TORONTO.

Name: Fred Harriman
Website: O Pater parvulorum!
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Grass Vally. CA
Time: 1998-11-06 21:02:47
Comments: Greets! I have just finished my part of a translation of a SONY Playstation role playing game called "Star Ocean, The 2nd Story" from Japanese into English. Just in case any of you out there play these things, I have slipped in 3 Calasanctius characters in the game: "D'Auria," "Walmeyer", and "Gerencer." If you play this game for the rest of your life, you might run into them, good luck!

Name: Richard Hull
Website: Texas Council for the Humanities, Texas Humanities Resource Center
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Austin, Texas
Time: 1998-11-02 21:15:53
Comments: I vote for December 27th for the Headmaster's Tea! The 26th is a bit close to the 25th, for those of us who travel from out of town after the 25th. On the other hand, if those in town for the 25th would make it on the 26th but not the 27th, that's a good reason to have it the 26th! Let's hear from others....

Name: THOMAS DUS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-10-26 16:37:11
Comments: HAS ANYONE HEARD OR KNOW ABOUT JOHN SOOS OR ANDY ZUBRICZKY, THEY WERE BOARDERS WHO TRANSFERRED OUT,WOULD HAVE BEEN CLASS OF 72

Name: Julie E. Maybee
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 1998-10-26 02:25:16
Comments: Hello fellow Calasanctius folks. I never had the chance to be a Calasanctius alumnus, but my brother (Bradley Maybee) was. I've got to tell him about this site. Anyhow, I have just returned to the East Coast (New York City) after spending five years as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas. I did my Ph.D. in Philosophy at Cornell University. And now I'm at Lehman College, City University of New York. What can I say--I love New York. I married an American in 1989, and had two children while a graduate student (now 8 and 6 years old).

Name: Liam G.B. Murphy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-10-26 01:49:50
Comments: Whatever happened to John Aker and Marian Demos? Has anyone heard from them lately? All email welcomed on my end ... love to hear from folks... Regards, Liam

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-10-08 23:12:44
Comments: Those of you living in and around Buffalo may be interested in the site my father has set up to oppose the Zoo move. It's at: http://keepthezoo.edgeglobal.com/

Name: Rich Goranson
Website: What, me worry?
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Left Field
Time: 1998-09-27 18:29:59
Comments: Gee, Jane, thanks!!! Now you could have left your email address so that we could harass you privately but I guess we'll have to do it publicly. ;-) Have you found the "higher love" yet, Raina???

Name: Bruce Fisher
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-09-14 16:54:49
Comments: Great news that the winter Headmaster's Tea will be happening again...missed the picnic due to a rain delay in Algonquin Park, where our daughters Julia (8) and Chloe (6) were having their first experience of the Boreal Forest evening symphony (loon fluting, wolf howling, moose snorting). News: Marcelle Mostert ('71) is exploring new research approaches in neuropsychiatry after having investigated ADD, and is once again enjoying outpatient work at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine's Dept of Psychiatry. Lydia (5) is attending The Right Place for KIDS, which is sort of kind of somehow related to Cal. As we explore how in the heck to educate our children, I would greatly appreciate hearing from other Cal people about choices/preferences/experiences in the post-Cal world. NB: just found out that there's a Calasanctius College in Ireland. Cheers.

Name: Scott Then
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Tonawanda, New York
Time: 1998-09-10 20:45:04
Comments: Hi all... wow my second entry into the guestbook...who'd have thought. Anyway, I wanted to get to the summer picnic but was unable due to a flight leaving for Boston. That is the only bad thing about being a Flight Medic, plans always change.. Oh well, I hope that there is a get together in Dec. sometime. I should be able to make that one. If you have looked at the email addresses, you will notice one recent change around here, I have gone back to UB to finish my education. I couldn't believe all the time I have spent in school and not completed my degree requirements, but I guess when you change majors as often as I have, you tend to not quite finish the required classes. I think I am almost done with Bachelor's Degrees in 3 departments. So this is the time to finish. I have an offer for a job in London when I do complete my degree, but recent business developments in Buffalo may prevent me from leaving for a while.. Well, that is all for now... hope all of you are doing well, and if you see any of my graduating class ( '89 ) around tell them I said HI! Scott

Name: Charles C. Sanscrainte
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-09-08 05:37:27
Comments: Almost forgot. You too Murphy.

Name: Charles C. Sanscrainte
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-09-08 05:31:47
Comments: New poop. For anybody interested. I am no longer living in California. So much for the earthquakes, fires and riots. Had twelve years of that and "decided I needed a change?" No...not really. I have in fact packed up all my belongings and have moved to sunny Chicago (hah). I couldn't take the sun and fun any more?? No. I was made an offer "I couldn't refuse" from my older brother Bill, who lives here with his wife and two children. I was not planning on coming out here until the fall (September or October) but somehow, (mysteriously) the company I was working for decided to pull the plug on their West Coast office. My brother swears he had nothing to do with it, but I have my doubts. So now I am assisting him in his endeavor of starting up a computer consulting firm (lucky for me I was learning about computers and networks and the such) for those of you who were following my life with a great deal of interest. So, I'm here and will probably die here (sooner or later). Anybody got the goods on the hot nightspots out here? My brother, being married and all, doesn't know nothin', so I'm on my own when it comes to that. Let me know if any of you are in town because God knows you wouldn't go all the way to the West Coast. I think I heard somewhere that 95% of people are born, live and die within a 35-mile radius. How many of you fit into that category? Nothin' but love. P.S. Hey, Pundurs, I've been sending you files for a long time now. It would be nice to hear from you.

Name: Tim Sobolewski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Williamsville, NY
Time: 1998-09-02 22:28:48
Comments: Thanks to you who set up the picninc; I was sorry I couldn't make it, but would love to see an event on Dec 26 or 27. I've thought that a sort of 'job bank' for us alums might not be a bad idea. With that in mind: 1. I'm looking for a software developer: C++, SQL, etc. Please contact me for details. 2. A very good friend is exploring employment in the History Dept at UB, among other places. Any of you have a good contact or two there? I'd be willing to help coordinate a job bank if anyone's interested. Nothing worse than an out-of-work intellectual; we should be able to help each other out. For my more well-heeled fellow alums, we're looking to raise additional money for our software company as well. Don't send checks till you see the business plan; please inquire.

Name: Richard Hull
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Austin
Time: 1998-08-27 19:41:43
Comments: Many, Many thanks to Sarah Kolberg and Sarah Kellner for organizing the Cal Picnic last Saturday. Former faculty and staff that were present included Elaine Hull, Dennis Sarac, Rosemary Lyons, Nancy Post, and yours truly. We left before all was eaten and drunk, so may have missed some. A headmaster's Tea is already in the planning stages. Would folks prefer Saturday December 26th or Sunday December 27th? Possible activities include getting Ken Kerber to cater some sort of food event, I understand. Watch this space for details.

Name: Martha Clother
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1998-08-27 19:17:34
Comments: The Treanors have asked me to pass the word that there will be a Memorial Service for Pat Treanor, Class of 91, on Wednesday, September 9, 7pm at Annunciation Church, Lafayette and Grant Street, Buffalo. After the memorial service there will be a reception at the Treanor Home, 756 Richmond Ave., Buffalo NY 14222. The Wm. Patrick Treanor 95 Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by the family. Contributions may be made to Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14208. Thank you. Martha Clother

Name: Nadia Grabiner
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo
Time: 1998-08-19 02:49:49
Comments: hey all! i have a big favor to ask. i was wondering if anyone would be willing to drive me to the reunion picnic, this saturday. i live across the street from the zoo. please get back to me! nadi_@hotmail.com

Name: Jane Cudmore
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-08-19 00:20:57
Comments: I've wondered for years what's become of the people I spent the best 3 years of my educational career with. It's great to hear you're out there somewhere!! Hope to see some old faces at the picnic. Jane

Name: Ann Hanulak-Ossanna
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Amherst, NY
Time: 1998-08-14 02:42:04
Comments: Hi everyone! I'd really like to hear from my former classmates wherever you are. Ann Hanulak-Ossanna Class of 1983.

Name: Mark Wozniak '71
Website: WBFO - Buffalo's NPR Station
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo
Time: 1998-08-06 15:08:54
Comments: Today's (Thu 8/6/98) Buffalo News has an obituary for former 1960s era Cal chemistry teacher Robert Palma. He was 58, and a native of Buffalo. He died of a heart attack on April 30. He taught at Calasanctius and Cleveland Hill High School in WNY before moving to Wichita Falls Texas 26 years ago. The obit says he taught at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, and in recent years with his wife and son ran two Italian restaurants. He published over 350 research papers, and a book last year, "Chemistry for the Consumer." Robert J. Palma Sr. is survived by his wife of 40 years, two sons, two daughters, his mother, two brothers, two sisters, and nine grandchildren.

Name: Rich Goranson
Website: A very dangerous man
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1998-08-06 01:16:56
Comments: Minor correction on Dr. Katja Bock ('81). She is an OB/GYN practicing in Saratoga Springs, not in Syracuse as I posted two weeks ago. I was wrrrr...wrrrrrr...wrrrrrrrrrooooo...I can't say it. :}~~~

Name: Tom Antos '68
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1998-08-05 13:42:38
Comments: Thank you to the folks who got the web page and guestbook started. A lot easier way to keep in touch with old friends. I tentatively plan to be at the picnic. I will be in NY and Boston the last two weeks of August and had already planned to be in Buffalo that weekend to visit my mother,brother and sisters. A lucky coincidence. Anyone have an address or e-mail for Tom C. Piccioli? For mailing list maintenance: my home address changed to 6822-76th St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Name: Kathie Fell Parker '72
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Syracuse, NY
Time: 1998-08-02 06:16:48
Comments: Are there any other 70's grads out there? Reading through the postings, I see our 80's counterparts seem to favor governmental jobs. What happened to us? Wish I could make the picnic - - -

Name: Margaret Chamberlain
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-08-02 04:17:48
Comments: Nathan, this is great. Thanks for giving the Cal folks a way to keep in touch. I read through some of the messages and it sounds as if everyone is doing amazing things all over the world. I visited Cathleen Moore and her husband Toby Mordkoff in October. They are Psychology professors at Penn State. I am an attorney at Farhat & Story PC in East Lansing, MI. I practice Health Care law. I live in a very tiny town called Grand Ledge, on a short dead end street that is home to about 400 children who all seem to be drawn to my front porch to look at my dog through my living room window. It really is as surreal as it sounds. The local newspaper recently had an entry that stated "Firefighters responded to a report of a smoking washing machine. They unplugged the machine." I just happened to be in town for the Cal picnic last year and I am really hoping to be there this year intentionally. Incidentally, does anyone know what happened to Michelle Boltz or Maritza Boshnakov or Peter Hadrovic? Take care Margaret

Name: Rich Goranson ('81 sort of)
Website: A life of lechery
Referred by: From a Friend
From: I used to know, but I can't remember anymore
Time: 1998-07-25 08:14:16
Comments: Ladies and Gentlemen: What a long strange trip its been... I didn't know that people were even getting together anymore. I was at Fantasy Island taking my kids out for a birthday present and who do I run into but Ursula Kerber. After the initial shock wore off she told me there was a Cal website but didn't tell me where it was. Fortunately, I'm rather resourceful and found it on my own. What have I been doing? Well, after graduation (unfortunately at Orchard Park and not at Cal) I became a slave to the USArmy. I bumped around a LOT: Massachusetts, Maryland (where I helped Jeanne Godley-Davis and her family move), Minnesota, Worms Germany, Alaska, California (I ended up at DLI too, but for Arabic), Texas and finally Arizona where I was discharged in May 1990. I missed going to Desert Storm by three weeks. After nine years in Army Intelligence doing a host of unmentionable things, I moved back here and worked as a Customs Broker for about five years before my present intellectually stimulating occupation: Postal Clerk. :} I do medieval re-creation for fun. I've been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism since 1984 and am now considered a "dinosaur." Anyone who wants to see the Buffalo practices, they are on Wednesday nights at 7ish at ECC North on Werhle and Youngs in Williamsville. People I know about: Friends, I have been so far out of the loop that I'm surprised that I even know where I am. Well, I have to mention Ursula because I ran into her today. She's doing social work on Buffalo's East Side. Brave girl. Dr. Fred Bock was at my mother's retirement party (I was not). He told her that Katja is practicing medicine in Syracuse. Stephanie is out raiding poor undervalued corporations somewhere. That's it. Since a tea that I went to in 82 or 83 I have had no contact with anyone from Cal until this afternoon. (Not true, I ran into Jane Cudmore briefly at Record Theatre on Main St. a few years later) But that's been it. Ursula told me that no one knew where I was. Well, in the words of the legendary George Hamilton, "Here I am!!!!!" I hope to be able to make the picnic. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do on this site. Good to see all of you are still kicking!!! Rich Goranson, Professional Nuisance

Name: sarah jm kolberg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: buffalo
Time: 1998-07-14 22:37:39
Comments: The CAL picnic 98 has been set! Same place as last year - Emory Park Shelter #1 on Saturday August 22 from 12 noon until whenever. Watch your mail and this board for updates. The picnic will be just like last year - bring your own games, food, drinks, etc. There are grills and playground facilities on site. If anyone is interested in helping, contact either myself or sara kellner. Hope to see you all there! Incidently, August 27 is St. Joseph Calasanctius Day - while searching for "Calasanctius" i found this on a website listing days honouring different saints.

Name: Fred Harriman '71
Website: Frederick S. Harriman
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Grass Valley, CA
Time: 1998-07-13 06:22:46
Comments: Sorry to make my first contribution to the guest book a sad one, but Lew('67)'s and my mother, Helen B. Harriman died on June 22, 1998. Her obituary is on a webpage I am trying without success to get to show picture data at http://www.oro.net/~fredh/HBHobit.html. We'll be having a memorial service for her at Trinity Episcopal on Delaware across from the Buffalo Club on Aug. 1 at 11:00 AM. A reception and celebration of her life will follow either at the church or somewhere convenient.

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-07-10 17:31:01
Comments: After the Tea there were threats from various quarters about a summer picnic, but I haven't heard anything since. Is anyone actually planning anything?

Name: David Koepsell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1998-07-06 22:05:32
Comments: Well, finally kicked the law habit. Like so many of my fellow attorneys, I am leaving the profession. Thats what I get for going to law school because I did not know what else to do. Anyway, Thank goodness I had a backup plan. I'll be a lecturer at the U.B. law school while I look for a tenure track position in Philosophy or Law (or both?) Any leads? By the way, I'll be at the Tangled Web conference at Dartmouth August 7-9 presenting some crank theories I dreamed up about cyberspace. If anyone is in that area that I know of, let me know. Happy Canada Day to all!

Name: Deniz Sarac
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-06-15 17:19:49
Comments: Patrick Treanors death is certainly a tragic loss to anyone who knew him. Certainly, even more so to his family. It is my understanding, though somewhat removed from the source, that the family prefers that any memorial services be delayed. I trust that we all would respect their right to privately grieve and find sense in all of this. In the mean time, those so inclined can send contributions to Canisius College.

Name: The Grabiners
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo
Time: 1998-06-13 14:27:00
Comments: We assume that by now most folks have heard about Patrick Treanor's death. Is anyone planning a memorial?

Name: Joe Spaulding
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1998-06-10 21:42:25
Comments: My sister Alyson is working for the merged Buffalo General/Millard Filmore/Children's hospitals. She had a second son in March 98. Her friend Nina Shapiro lives in San Francisco and was married last summer (1997).

Name: Mark Felski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: East Aurora
Time: 1998-05-30 00:19:42
Comments: Martha, thanks so much for your consideration in answering my query.My best to you and yours.

Name: Martha M. (Post) Anderson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo, New York
Time: 1998-05-27 15:41:16
Comments: Mark, According to my Erie County Bar Association directory, Alyson is an attorney with Millard Fillmore Health System. Can't help you with the others. Martha '80(Jennie's sister)

Name: Mark Felski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: East Aurora NY
Time: 1998-05-21 22:14:42
Comments: Does anyone know what became of Nina Shapiro,Ray Stingle or Alyson Spaulding?

Name: Richard Hull
Website: Texas Council for the Humanities
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Austin, Texas
Time: 1998-04-21 23:08:25
Comments: Last week I had dinner with David Roycroft and Dan Valahu at a restaurant here in Austin. David is at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (wasn't recently blown into Georgia, despite newspaper reports), writing curriculum for a state-wide science educational television network, and traveling around the world making science films. Dan is at Baylor University in Waco, in the French department. Both are looking like they haven't aged a bit (unlike yours truly - but then they didn't have to be Headmaster!). Both are well, remember Cal with great fondness, and asked for all the gossip. Of course, I TOLD ALL! So everyone is now in big trouble. Anyone heard plans for a summer BBQ? Date? Place? I'll be in Buffalo for a Philosophy Department Retirement Party at the UB Center for Tomorrow at noon on Sunday, May 3. Wouldn't it be interesting if a few hundred Cal exes crashed the party....?

Name: Bruce Fisher
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-04-14 21:04:43
Comments: The city of your youth needs you. Thirty Cal grad and not-grad classes have scattered across the globe, with varying effect, generally (judging from the messages left on this site) positive. The allure of elsewhere is and always will be strong, of course; and mobility, even transience, is the essential Americanness in action. However, this place is (for those who are economically equipped) very pretty, very clement, very generous in a worn-down and comfy sort of way. The air and water are both cleaner than when you were last in residence, the Canadian parks and parkways more verdant and well-tended, the theatre scene more various and challenging. The public institutions, however, are a wasteland, an archipelago of unredeemed brownfields. They need you! Government at all levels, the university, charitable and cultural -- every institution here craves an infusion at least of raw and preferably of refined intelligence, and a little Cal-style emotional instability wouldn't hurt either so long as it came with the former. Caveats: Taxes here suck. If your children are still in school, get ready to shell out both big bucks and big time, because even the best of the privates & parochials require close supervision. Houses are CHEAP but don't expect the appreciation of any of the markets the WSJ tots up in its Friday section. Air fares are insane and all the people you left behind are still here unless they're become bartenders at a Shoney's in Chapel Hill. Nonetheless, living here rather than in a place where excellence is commonplace is a challenging experience, and you, at least at one small place in your life, and in at least one reasonably important dimension of your life, accepted challenge. This is the wild frontier: a place currently ruled by a savage combination of mediocrity and narcissism, where the native elites are as unacquainted by either experience or temperament with the concept of innovation, and where the cosmological notion of the Black Hole has a peculiar salience. Don't allow it to be nostalgia that leads you on an inspection tour of the possibilities here; the issue should be, can you visualize something interesting to do, to join or to make happen? Everyplace sees transience; this place has seen only one-way mobility. Returning here would be an act of insane arrogant wilfulness, but isn't that you? Or maybe it's just my mood today. Please do not e-write me if you are still seeking some sort of institutional imprimatur or the approval of some idealized parent (university, brokerage house, law partnership, etc.); please do write if you have ever imagined Cortez as your kinda travelling companion. I mean, really -- did Satan have it right in "Paradise Lost" or didn't he? So be a fallen angel, and move to Buffalo, and rule. Or at least help out in the job.

Name: Eugene L. Hegedus
Website: WHLD
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1998-04-13 19:51:51
Comments: Just like you, I made it to email! For those of you who would like to contact me, I'd be happy to hear from you. I still have all the solutions to all the puzzles I tortured (nurtured) you with . . . Needless to say, I wish the best to all Calasanctius students and their families, the old as well as the new.

Name: Forrest one more time
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: chapel hill nc
Time: 1998-04-10 10:53:10
Comments: fr. gerencher? called me in 1986 to save the school damn. I was in clinical depression iq 170? duh! I needed help couldn't give. your school ?is that right? anyways your place was lost because I was screwed. I love you. We have so much to give the Fr. wanted me to be in the school as a student? I'm not fluent tonight. If you remember us write me. I am lonly and alone and a dumb ass intellicual. You will be too. Forrest

Name: Forrest Anthony Rogers 3rd
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: chpel hill nc
Time: 1998-04-10 10:02:44
Comments: Where is Karen Leschuk? For those of you who suspected yes ! duh for those who didn't know whatever. I am maybe a weirdo but I have been with out her for 15 years. my soul and my heart hurts. I need to know about her. If I hurt her I'm sorry or any of you guys. Karen is my LOVE and I must find her I cannot be complete without her. Forrest/uncloked

Name: Paul Kotas
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: People's Republic of California
Time: 1998-03-28 18:13:02
Comments: This is too bizarre!. Just three weeks ago I was goofing around online, "chanting" (if you will) the Alma Mater to a buddy of mine, and then out of nowhere, my brother emails me the URL for this page! Coincidence? After almost 30 years? You tell me. BTW I, too, would love a bottle of Chateau Calasanctius! I'll never forget siphoning/drinking the stuff by candlelight in that dank coal cellar with Fr. Cobos! In fact, I can't get over the flood of memories coming back from those days. Things only another alum could appreciate. How soon before this site has pics of the school? Like those stained glass windows, Mr. Hegedus?

Name: Chris Clarke
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-03-23 21:08:29
Comments: Yep, Martha, that's us; the Clarkes of Windsor Ave. And Mrs. Rad did indeed live at our place. The family broke up and we all went our more or less separate ways in about 1980. It's been a long time since I've seen the neighborhood, though I understand the squirrels in Delaware Park are still demonically possessed. And oh, despite my earlier entry, I would have been in the class of '75 if I hadn't transferred, not '74. Messed up on the math. (I still don't understand how I qualified for Cal.)

Name: Joseph Sanscrainte
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-03-21 19:15:10
Comments: Here's the poop on Joe Sanscrainte. Married (to Rosa Dolce), living in New York City. My wife and I are both "freestyle visual artists"; for more information, check out our website at www.livehotgraphicsex.com. Or perhaps some of you caught my special "soy bomb" number opposite Bob Dylan at the Grammy awards. As you can probably tell, things are going great! Oh, my wife and I also have our "day jobs" where we "go to work" and "make money" for "the man". She's a Trust and Estate's attorney with the law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, and I do Insurance (mainly Construction Defect) Litigation with Gartner, Bloom, Greiper & Sanscrainte. (Ok, so I added the Sanscrainte; so what? Leave me my dreams, man). Anyhoo, [insert standard stuff regarding highly idealized versions of Calasanctius memories, and sincere wishes to keep in touch with simply EVERYONE!].

Name: Martha Post Anderson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1998-03-21 16:22:07
Comments: Chris, didn't you live on Windsor and have sisters Carrie and Coral? If so, your sister Coral was in my class. I thought I saw her name on a letter to the editor of the Buffalo News and it gave an East Aurora address--is that right? I believe Mrs. Rad lived at your house? Looks like we haven't tracked down many from your class yet but if you find anybody, let Nathan Rose know because he maintains this site (Thanks Nathan!).

Name: Chris Clarke, '74 (almost)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Oakland
Time: 1998-03-21 05:15:27
Comments: i'm thrilled to find this site! any of my former classmates online?

Name: Martha Post Anderson '80
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1998-03-13 20:45:42
Comments: Hello all. For those of you legal-types out there (particularly those in practice for less than 6 years or so), Nixon, Hargrave has a few associate positions open in various offices around the state, and I think in D.C. too. If you're as bright as your alma mater indicates, and you might consider a career move, please feel free to e:mail me. Martha Post Anderson

Name: Madonna Gruber
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Fredonia, NY
Time: 1998-03-04 03:06:59
Comments: Hi everyone. I have just joined the world on the internet. I have completed my Masters degree in Special Education at D'Youville College. I recently moved to Fredonia to be closer to my job in Silver Creek. I am teaching in a special ed. preschool this year. I really enjoy it! I haven't done anything too exciting since graduating, just plugging away at college and masters work. I am still in contact with Glenn Colton, from our filedtrips. He has started his own educational music shows and travels to many western NY elementary schools to perform. If you remember my brother, Tom (before he transferred), he married in June of 1995 to Aimee. He was commissioned into the Army as an officer from the Canisius College ROTC scholarship program. In October, he was deployed to Bosnia. If any one would like to write to him, thomasgruber@yahoo.com. He may not get back to you right away, but I know he appreciates any messages from old friends.

Name: Richard Hull
Website: Texas Council for the Humanities
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Austin, Texas
Time: 1998-02-27 01:37:00
Comments: The Hungarian stamp image of St. Jos. Calasanctus recently posted by Nathan Rose seems to be a picture of Calasanctius healing the eye of a child. According to stories about him, he found a child with her eye gouged out and hanging down her face. Calasanctius reportedly put the eye back in the socket, and the child could see again. The picture depicts this miracle, together with the book that symbolized perhaps the greater miracle, the public school for the ordinary citizen's child. Calasanctius Preparatory School carried on the tradition, with every effort made to insure the school's accessibility to anyone who needed it and wanted to attend. That tradition is being carried on today, in the form of the Geoffrey Hull Memorial Scholarship Fund, now being managed by The Buffalo Foundation. Proceeds from the small endowment go to fund a scholarship for a gifted Buffalo student to attend one of the private schools that is willing to take on the challenge of educating him or her to maximal potential. Contributions may be made to the fund by sending the check and a covering letter indicating that the fund is the intended location, to: Linda K. Wadsworth Development Officer The Buffalo Foundation 237 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14203. This fund was started in 1987, the year that our son died tragically. It was protected from the financial disaster that ended the school by being first placed in a private trust. This past year the trust was dissolved and the proceeds transferred to The Buffalo Foundation, in order better to realize the goals of the fund.

Name: Jennifer L. Thomas
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Buffalo
Time: 1998-02-13 17:36:00
Comments: Oh, what the heck: Jennifer L. Thomas officially announces her engagement to David E. Leonard as of 12/24/97. The two plan to marry on 6/12/99. Jennifer is a graduate of Calasanctius School, class of '89. Ok, now that that's over with: I'm also trying to get all of the people from the class of '89 together at either the '98 or '99 Headmaster's Tea for our 10 year reunion (assuming they continue). Send e-mail to: thomjl39@buffaLOSTate.edu

Name: sarah jm kolberg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-01-30 03:37:00
Comments: While searching the net one afternoon i came across a site which listed days of the year recognized for certain saints. I found out August 27 is St. Joseph Calasanctius Day. If it's feasable, this would be a great day for the summer picnic!

Name: Maureen McLaughlin
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: San Francisco
Time: 1998-01-26 20:40:00
Comments: Hey everyone- it's great to read the updates on everyone. Congrats Julie, Joel, etc. on your marriages and children. I am now doing graphic design work for a training/consulting company in SF. I have lived here for about 5 years after a year in Sonoma, CA and a ski season in Breckenridge, CO. I plan to transfer to the Boston office this summer (if all goes well). Yep, I actually miss snow. I just really miss the East Coast. I plan to stay there for about a year and then head for London. Some things never change I guess. I currently live about 5 blocks from Dennis Watson and ride the bus in the morning with him occassionaly. We ran into each other about 5 years ago in a bar (?!) in Sonoma. Very random. I do still talk to Fran G., from time to time. He has had a pretty exciting life and career but I'll let him tell you about it. Last I had heard of Bill Nixon he had quit practicing law, apparently hated Wall Street, and was planning on returning to school to study History. I haven't been back to Buffalo since my father passed away in '93 but at that time I did run into Geckler who was running his owm catering company. I imagine Buffalo hasn't changed too much. Anyone have any info. on Darren or Aviva?

Name: Andrew Glasgow
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Buffalo
Time: 1998-01-25 00:58:00
Comments: Hi! I'm on the list, but without a homepage or address. Here's both! By the way, to anyone who's in Buffalo in the next few months, Rosemary Lyons (remember her?) has an exhibition at the Birchfield-Penney Art Gallery (at BSC, Rockwell Hall) of "The Book of Hours," which is a combination of art and writing. She collaborated with a man named Kim something -- he wrote enteries in a diary about life, death, and the experience of AIDS, and she transcribed it into gothic-style calligraphy. Very touching and thought-provoking. I highly recommned it. It'll be in town until March 22 or some such date.

Name: Kurt Russell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Currently Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Time: 1998-01-22 05:12:00
Comments: Greetings to all! I thought that I would add a line or two to the guestbook. Most of graduates from the late 70's and early 80's only will remember my brother and I from two events - either as one of the two small brats hanging around at volleyball practice (being run by my mother Mrs. Russell) or as one of the two brats that many different people babysat for (probably in dire need of cash or a grade boost to anybody who had my mother as a teacher). In any event I was one of the few people who actually made it through Cal all the way, and whether that qualifies me for some type of endurance award I am uncertain. To go as so many people before me in the logbook I shall summarize my life since that delightful day in June 1989, when I walked across the stage at Buffalo State to get my Cal diploma with the rest of my classmates... I went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York (just outside of Albany). I graduated from there with a BS in Chemical Engineering. From there I was employed by the Foxboro Company, in where else but Foxboro, Mass., working as an application engineer for this computer process control company. I started out in the International Dept., where I was given my first glimpse of the "land in the sand" or "fun in the sun" Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. To summarize I have relocated out here to work in the grueling site end of projects engineered in the states. I wind up replacing the control systems in refineries and gas plants, some of which are the largest in the world. Other than the unbearable heat, the non-existant cloulds, ever-present sun, lack of rain, the weather is fine. Also, getting used to Arabic/Islamic culture and customs takes a little time to adjust. But as the sun melts your brain, one can almost acquire a perverted, twisted liking for this place. I will close with the statement that as a result of my stay here I shall have enough stories to entertain my children and grandchildren for a lifetime, although I have to find the wife bit before I can begin to tell the stories. Take care, and feel free to write e-mail. The camel express is not all that fast, so regular mail takes weeks to get to me here. Not to mention with all the sand dunes shifting I have to continuously update my address (from the third dune to the left of...)

Name: Jason Willig
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1998-01-19 23:42:00
Comments: Greetings all. I'm not up to the task of condensing the past ten years into a paragraph or two (sad, but i probably could). Anyhoo...I'm married to a wonderful Kansan, living in Berkeley, CA, leaving current job to pursue M.B.A., very happy, yadda yadda yadda. Wish I'd heard about this site sooner so I could've made the Tea. Thanks Nathan, thanks Sarah. I hope to hear from some of you...

Name: Joel Altre-Kerber ('84)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo NY
Time: 1998-01-12 20:38:00
Comments: Hi all - Sorry to have missed the Tea - in rather a bad way with the flu and infecting former schoolmates with a disease of any sort after so many years is in rather bad form (I think Ms. Manners will back me up on this one). It seems that compared to some others here, I have lead a quiet life these past .. 13 1/2 years. I'm still here in Buffalo (actually within a mile of whats left of the alma mater) with Jane, my wife of 4 1/2 years. No kids - one human with this gene set is sufficient for the time being. A couple of people have asked about my last name change, and for the record, I added my mother's maiden name (Altre) with my original surname (Kerber), since my mother's bloodline dies at this generation, and I hope to keep the name alive when children DO enter the picture! (Gentleman, if you ever had to do a legal name change, you should pity your wives if they do so. It's a pain... Among other things, it's no fun relearning your signature.) I have been with KeyCorp here in Buffalo for 9 years. It was one of those "only a part-time sales job during college while waiting to move to DC and start my illustrious career in the State Department" things which turned into a career over the years. I am SURE some of you know what I'm talking about,a nd have experienced a theme and variation on the same tune. I am currently Assistant Vice President and Applications Manager for the burgeoning TeleSales area which basically means I match computer systems and upgrades with business needs. It is a challenge keeping up with the technology and Lord knows, anyone who knew what my computer science/physics/chemistry grades were like at Cal knows this is the LAST position I should have ended up with! A few more years, and I may reach the exalted status of CONSULTANT and anyone who has been in banking knows that's where the real coo-coo money is! All hail Electronic Commerce! Intranets! E-Money! Video feeds! Computer Telephony Integration! ... sorry.. got a little excited there.. So no African adventures. No residencies. No great political career (Julie Schwartz Copeland - when I was passed out on Cal wine, apparently you took my career track with you! Love to hear some war stories ...). Which is not to say life has been boring! Anyway, to all my classmates and friends, a big hello and glad to hear you're doing well. I'm notoriously bad at maintaining communications with anyone, so if you're ticked at me, so be it. I don't blame you. But I AM getting better, so if the urge strikes to send me a note, I will reply forthwith. After all "Work not handed in counts ZERO" as Dr. Dowling used to say (it works well as a threat in the corporate world too, by the by)! My best to you all, and whomever took my Thomas Dolby "Golden Age of Wireless" album at the Halloween dance at the Rumsey Building in 1983 - "I WANT IT BACK!" Later.

Name: Adam Burgess (70-75)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hawaii
Time: 1998-01-11 00:56:00
Comments: It's great to see so many Cal folks hooking back up after all these years! Boy, this "information age" thing is kinda cool, huh? Although I didn't graduate from Cal (City Honors HS, '79), I was there for five and a half years (70-75) and have often wondered what happened to my old friends and teachers over the years. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it to the Tea, but I think my sister Martha made it. I would've loved to be there. For anyone who cares, here's my timeline since high school: I went to Univ. of Wisconsin for a couple of terms, then worked various jobs in Buffalo and Colorado (Locksmith, Harpsichord builder; you know, the usual stuff). In 1983, I joined the Navy as a Russian linguist. 85-88 I was stationed in Japan and flew reconnaissance missions off the coast of the USSR and also from aircraft carriers. I married my wife Nemia in 1986, and in 1988 we moved to Denver where I did stuff I could tell you about, but I'd have to shoot you. At the same time, I served as an inspector/interpreter with the On Site Inspection Agency (OSIA) and went to the Ukraine, Belorussia and Russia to inspect Soviet missile bases for the INF Treaty. In 1990, I went back to school (Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA) for Vietnamese. While there, I also certified as a Tagalog (Philippines) linguist (didn't study; just picked it up from my wife). Since 1992, I've been working with Joint Task Force-Full Accounting in Hawaii investigating POW/MIA cases. Every couple of months, I go to Vietnam for a month to investigate cases, interview witnesses, climb mountains and cut through jungles looking for aircraft crash sites and hopefully recover remains. After I'm done with this job (one or two more years), I hope to go back to school for Thai and then who knows what? I plan on retiring from the Navy in six or seven more years, then possibly go to work in Vietnam or Thailand. Right now I'm working on my Masters in economics between trips to Vietnam. We have a son and daughter (8 and 5) and my wife works, so we keep pretty busy. We still get back to Buffalo occasionally to visit family, and we'll probably end up retiring there. Meanwhile, I'd love to hear from anyone out there who remembers me (I had to make some small impression on that school) and of course, if anyone happens to pass through Hawaii, give me a call!

Name: Sara Kellner
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-01-07 18:02:00
Comments: Hey everyone. I'm so glad that so many of you were able to make it to the Headmasters tea at Hallwalls December 27. Special thanks to Nathan Rose, the Posts, Beth Carnevale, Sarah Kohlberg and everyone who made donations to this great event. Keep your ears open for next year. Now if I can figure out how to do this, what follows should be updates on the lives of Jim Wesolowski and Hugh Garton. Dear Sara: From Jim Wesolowski: I received the formal tea announcement in the mail today. Unfortunately, I will not be coming to the US for the holidays as I had thought earlier. I wanted to ask you extend my greetings to everybody for me. Here's a brief update on my travels since I left Cal should anyone be interested in knowing what I've been up to since the 80's: After a grueling and seemingly eternal stay at Johns Hopkins (complete with a half-dozen majors, an ulcer, and a year off), I graduated in 1990 with a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences and minors in cooking and late-night billiards. I moved back to Buffalo for a few months and then to Washington, DC where I had a variety of jobs in government contracting and association management. In 1991, I moved into the apartment next door to a friend from college and shortly thereafter started dating her roommate Karen. In 1994, we were both freshly laid off from our jobs when she received a call from Save the Children about the Country Administrator's position in Mozambique, Southern Africa. Karen works in international development and speaks several languages. So the two of us took off for a year in Africa. While we were there I learned Portuguese, worked on the UN-sponsored elections, got to fly in Russian troop-transport planes, successfully avoided malaria, and unsuccessfully avoided the absurdity that it sub-Saharan Africa. We met and befriended some interesting people, including the biggest pop star in the country. I also worked as a consultant for the UN, CARE, and Population Services International (PSI), a social marketing firm whose primary activity is selling condoms and other health products in developing countries. We returned to D.C. in 1995, where Karen was hired by an organization involved in elections and the development of civil society and I continued to work for PSI as a management consultant. Karen travels all over Latin America and I have been back to Mozambique, South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia twice since 1995, most recently for the first three months of this year. Somewhere in the middle of all that Karen and I got married. In January, Karen was posted to El Salvador as a deputy for a project that aims to simplify and improve the Salvadoran civil registry. I have been in El Salvador since April, adding Spanish to my Portuguese, working on a new version of a field accounting program I wrote for PSI, indulging my gardening hobby, taking tennis lessons at the local club, and in general bumming around Central America as much as possible. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. We are returning to the U.S. in January so I'll soon be looking for a new job. I'm also thinking about grad school or cooking school or maybe another adventure. We would like to work in South America next time. That's the short version of the last 12 years of my life. Thank you again for organizing the Tea. I hope it is a success. Hopefully, Karen and I will be able to attend next year's. My mailing address until on or about January 15th remains: James J. Wesolowski VIP-SAL 527 PO Box 025364 Miami, FL 33102-5364 From Hugh Garton: Dear Sara, Very glad to hear from you. I have lots of news as I am sure you do to. Here is a quick update on life around here. I finished my Neurosurgical Residency the past June. I am going to specialize in Pediatric Neurosurgery which will require an additional year of training at one of several Children's Hospital's around the country. I am spending this year getting a Master's Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver BC and working at a Fellow at the Children's Hospital here. I am interested in running clinical trials connected to Neurosurgery and this is sort of a credentialling (sp?) process to run clinical trials once I am in practice. I think you know that I am married to Mary (Dunbar). I met her at Northwestern when we were both undergraduates. We have two children, Andrew, aged 4 1/2 and Thomas, nearly 2 both of whom are a great delight for me. Anyway, I have heard from several other Cal members lately. I keep in touch with Spencer Craig pretty regularly. Out of the blue I heard from David Roycroft last week who is on the faculty of the University of Alabama and works on an integrated science curriculum. I spoke to Julie Taeger about six months ago and got some update on some of my classmates. How are you? You have obviously made a success out of Hallwalls. Congratulations. Love to here more news. How are your mother and brother? Say high to Rosemary Lyons for me. Dad saw here at a Cal event. Perhaps you too? I don't think that we will be able to make it to the Tea this year, as we have been spending money at a ferocious rate travelling for interviews. It is still possible however as my parents are anxious to have us for Christmas. Best wishes, Hugh

Name: Julie Schwartz Copeland
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-01-07 05:57:00
Comments: Hey, I ('85) missed the Headmasters Tea by two days, but my parents' Don and Carolann made it on my behalf, and gave me an interesting report. I have lived in Richmond VA since 1989, have been married for five years, and have an almost 3 yr. old daughter Emma. I have just completed an eight year trek with the Lt. Gov. of Virginia, as deputy campaign manager to his re-election in 1993, and Chief of Staff in the LG's office up to his run for Governor, which we lost about 2 months ago. I am searching for a new career path which will fulfill my political animal, but give me the time I want with my family. Looking through the messages has brought back lots of memories. Hey Joel, I think the last time I saw any Cal wine, you and Jim Wesolowski were drinking out of other people's glasses at the Piarist Ball at 4 o'clock in the morning. There must be a bottle with a mouse in the bottom somewhere. Look forward to hearing from some of you soon. I will endeavor personal messages to some soon.

Name: gary sperrazza!
Website: go look at it, silly! :-D
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1998-01-04 11:16:00
Comments: Well, well, well: There's a whole BUNCH of you i want to reconnect with. I know i am not alone in the belief that this school inspired lifelong friends, and there are so many of you i remember and miss and wonder just what happened to you! I wouldn't trade my experiences at Cal. for anything!! If you remember ME, (and like, WHO wouldn't? Hee Hee...), go ahead and e-mail me privately. Or at least post something about your memories and let me know it's there, ok?Looking forward to what THIS surprise website will dig up ( and btw, like most Cal. loners, i'm STILL single and continue to soak up knowledge as if i were STILL a student there!)the original bad boy (ONE of us had to be! ),-gar!ps: Mary Celia, you're STILL a snake and Joanne, how about just ONE more smoke before class? Oh, and Mr. Chambless, are you still out there? I still remember your teachings with fondness and my lifelong affection and respect for Mr. Samuel Clemens began with you!

Name: Carl Weiser
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, VA
Time: 1997-12-29 21:14:00
Comments: For those of the early '80s generation who weren't able to make it to the Headmaster Tea, here are a few highlights: We got lots of docs (PhD types.) Kathleen Moore is a psych professor at Penn State; Liz Ryder is a psychologist in Atlanta; Thom Tsukada is a doctor of someting computer-related. Dean and Maggie's daughter Zoe is probably a future PhD, if she's not one now. But the top story of the night is definitely Wayne Swanson, who is entering Russian Orthodox seminary. Those of us who remember Wayne know he'll make a kick-ass priest. I join Martha in saying thanks to all those who organized it - it was a wonderful night.

Name: Martha (Post) Anderson '80
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo, New York
Time: 1997-12-29 18:41:00
Comments: I'm sure I'm speaking for a lot of people when I express my appreciation to Sara Kellner, Beth Carnevale, Sara Kolberg and the other people who organized this year's Headmaster's Tea at Hallwalls or otherwise contributed to its success. Thanks to all those who worked on it or helped finance it. It was a great party.

Name: Christina Vladutiu
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: originally Buffalo, now VA
Time: 1997-12-28 20:46:00
Comments: Spent 5 years at Cal:'84-'86, '88 & '89. What an experience! From crazy field trips on the infamous Cal-bus (that often caught on fire!) to dodge ball in our rubber gym (I can't believe it's gone!)...unforgettable. What happened to Miss Mitrowski, Zaheera Hemphill, Brian O'Connell,Jordan Perry, Denise Payne, Ben Siepel, Beth Wilde-Johnt, Richard Chambers, Mike Mourgas, Alexis MacKinnon, Alexis Abbate, Bill Walsh, Phil Morris, Phil Hadrovic...? Most of these folks are from the farthest reaches of my Cal memories. Any of you gyphtud types, feel free and write!

Name: Monique Fortunato
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Buffalo
Time: 1997-12-28 20:31:00
Comments: I just discovered this site... I went to Cal for a total of f five years, but never had a chance to graduate there. Anyone who would like to get in touch and share Cal memories, write!

Name: Forrest Anthony Rogers 3rd
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-12-28 00:50:00
Comments: Absolutely amazing! Forrest

Name: Scott Then
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Tonawanda, NY
Time: 1997-12-24 17:47:00
Comments: Hi all! Where have all those gone who were around for the last few years of Cal? I graduated in '89 and havent seen much of compatriots from that time. I am currently a paramedic for Twin City Ambulance and soon to be working as a Flight Paramedic with Mercy Flight. I didn't know anything about this site until Zoe LeBlanc infirmed me of it yesterday.... well gotta go... Happy Holidays!!!

Name: Carl Weiser
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Va
Time: 1997-12-17 22:03:00
Comments: From the Amarillo, Tex., newspaper online: Burned church gives $1,000 to burned church Web posted 8/28/97 By KIMBERLY BURK Globe-News Staff Writer Once again, the pastor of St. Francis Catholic Church is in awe of the generosity of people of a different faith. The Rev. Ted Podson said he opened an envelope from the First Baptist Church of Panhandle last week and discovered a $1,000 check. The money is a gift from one burned church to another. The round of giving started in February, right after an electrical problem caused the fire that destroyed the Panhandle church. Members of St. Andrew's Episcopal in Amarillo, who had lost their church to an accidental fire a year earlier, took up a collection and raised more than $1,000 for First Baptist in Panhandle. Then an arsonist torched St. Francis on April 29, and St. Andrew's parishioners sent St. Francis the same gift, $1,121. Podson said the check from Panhandle, when combined with insurance proceeds and other donations, puts their building fund at a little over $300,000. He's hoping the parish can put up a new church and classroom wing for $450,000. ``Other people had shared with us in our time of need, and we ought to share with others in their time of need,'' said the Rev. Jim Perkins, pastor of the Panhandle church. ``We decided as a church that that's what God would have us do.'' Perkins said the architect has not yet given him an estimate, but he suspects his church's building fund will be ``several hundred thousand dollars short'' of what is needed to put up a new building. But the gift to St. Francis was still the right thing to do, he said. ``It's something we felt very strongly about,'' Perkins said. All three burned churches have reported outpourings of love, cash and cooperation from people of numerous denominations. Perkins said his church holds worship services in the school cafeteria, baptisms at another Baptist church in Panhandle and weddings at the local Methodist and Catholic churches.

Name: Bill Leverett
Website: Hong Kong Dolphinwatch
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1997-12-15 05:45:00
Comments: Great page! Check out the above website to see what I'm doing. The company's about three years old. I'm married (recently) to a British woman, no kids. Any other Calsters in Hong Kong?

Name: Nadia Grabiner
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Buffalo, Ny
Time: 1997-12-14 06:58:00
Comments: Calasantius was a wonderful place which i will NEVER forget as long as i live. i made my first friends here and i have many memories of them, the teachers, the buildings, and the experience itslef of attending this school. i want to thank Mrs Finn, Mrs (Zehr) Aker, Mrs Patterson, Mrs Connors, Mrs Molan, Mr Rizzo, Mrs O, and anyone else who has affected my life as a Calasantius student. i will never forget you. I love you all!

Name: Tracey ( Mitchell ) Miles
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Buffalo
Time: 1997-12-11 03:54:00
Comments: Why it is great to find you all here. Well I am back in Buffalo. I've been married for eleven years, mother of two. I am Div. Manager for Tomric Plastics. I will be there at the Tea on the 27th. Does anyone know where Greg Huiner is in New York? It will be great to see you all.

Name: Richard Hull
Website: Texas Council for the Humanities
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Now in Austin, Texas
Time: 1997-12-08 20:29:00
Comments: I'm delighted at the activity on the web site, and was very pleased to see the great turnout at last summer's homecoming picnic. I'll be at the Headmaster's Tea at Hallwalls on December 27th, and hope to see many of you there.

Name: Naureen Mohamed
Website: Joshua Sticht
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Rochester, NY
Time: 1997-12-07 11:28:00
Comments: Hi everyone! I am so happy to find this homepage. Thank you to all who worked so hard to put it together. I married Joshua Sticht (also class of '88) in 1992. We have a dog named Bongo, but no kids yet. I am doing a residency in Family Medicine at Highland Hosp here in Rochester. Josh is dabbling in the art world and freelance webpage design. He would like to get into the police department here, but no luck yet. Please go and see his his webpage! I wish I had known about the picnic. Will there be a headmaster's tea in the spring? I can't come in December, on call in the hospital. Please write to me. To Celin, I tried to reach you at your email address, but my note was returned to me. Love, Naureen

Name: Martha (Post) Anderson '80
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo, New York
Time: 1997-12-04 18:44:00
Comments: In response to Carl Weiser, at one point Abe was in D.C. Last I heard, though, he was heading out for medical school or residency on the West Coast--I think Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. That's all I know. Hope all's well and that you'll be able to get to town for the Headmaster's Tea.

Name: Carl Weiser
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Northern Virginia
Time: 1997-12-03 15:59:00
Comments: Question: Does anyone know whatever happened to Abe Winkelstein ('82)?

Name: Lois Dilivio
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-12-03 01:23:00
Comments: Dear Friends, I am glad I put my questions and comments re: Ted Podson on the table and that an open dialogue has been the result. As for myself, after Cal, I got a BA from Colgate in English, than moved to the NYC area. I pursued a variety of different artistic avenues before deciding that music composition, (especially for film!) was my favorite. I recently got my Master's from Mannes School of Music here in Manhattan and now work at a "jingle" house where we make music for commercials (come see the merry side of Sears!) This past summer a composition of mine for Flute and piano was performed at the Bar Harbor (Maine) Music Festival. At my previous job, one day Paul Kovi came in. (It was a retail store- I recognized his name from his American Express card.) He owns the Four Seasons- one of the most expensive and exclusive restaurants here with an exquisite interior by architect Paul Johnson (I think I have that name right.) He used to visit Cal (the Hungarian connection) and supervise our gourmet food fund-raising dinners. How prestigious it was to be a student server! He had kept up with Jackie Ganim- I think she was working for a large communications company. Who else remembers our New York trip when he gave us dinner at his restaurant? We all swore we would gather again there in ten years. Well, that didn't happen, but almost 20 years later a lot of us got to catch up. My favorite memories of Cal and most valuable experiences (in addition to, of course, the field trips) were due to the wide spectrum the curriculum attempted to cover and the wonderful mix of students. All very mind-opening! Lois Dilivio '78

Name: Jennifer Worley
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1997-12-01 16:13:00
Comments: Response to David Koepsell's message about Bill Nixon's whereabouts. According to Jason Willig, Bill's working on his Ph.D. in History at Indiana University (Bloomington). You can probably reach him thru the department. Incidentally, Hail Calasanctites.

Name: Monika (Hegedus) Toney
Website: Andrew's Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1997-11-25 16:18:00
Comments: Okay, my Dad just called me and gave me even more info about the coat of arms. So here is what he had to say. the Greek M and P are the 1st and last letters in the Greek word for Mary, the Delta and ypsilon are the 1st and last letters of the Greek word for God (Theou). the M and the A are the 1st and last letters in Maria. In the original Piarist shield, the Latin letters are above the M and A, but due to space constrainst (in the fireplace in the Rumsey building) they were inverted for Cal's shield. the Chinese characters: the upper character is "thin" or "then" and means "from above" or "from the sky", the lower character "sai" means ability, genius, or wisdom. Although there could be various interpretations of this, Fr. Gerencser interpreted it to mean wisdom from heaven. In other words, the god given talent of the students to be taught at Cal. the combination of the Latin, Greek, and CHinese characters endorses the education of students and bridges the gap between East and West, and in Fr. Gerencser's own words, symbolizes "the unity of past and present cultures and the opening towards the transcendental". These are the principles that Cal was founded upon. The Japanese characters were also reproduced for the chapel windows. They are still intact in case anyone is interested. My Dad has them. You may contact him through me if you would like any more information or would even like to see the "stained glass" windows"

Name: Monika Toney
Website: Andrew's Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1997-11-25 15:43:00
Comments: The Calasanctius coat of arms was developed by combining the coat of Arms of the Piarist Fathers with the Chinese letters to symbolize the unity of cultures the school represented. Pietati et litteris is "devotion for letters". The Greek letters at the top stand for Mary Mother of God, as do the Latin M and A in the center of the shield. The Chinese characters are "wisdom from heaven".

Name: Nathan Rose
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-11-25 05:50:00
Comments: Fr. Wyzykiewicz asked me to post this message for him: [After two years of public posting, this message has been deleted at Fr. Wyzykiewicz's request. Anyone still wishing to contact him can find his email address on the faculty page.--Nathan Rose]

Name: Catherine J. Post
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-11-25 03:52:00
Comments: Here are the words to O Pater Parvulorum, I also have a copy of the music, although I don't know if it is the original arrangement. O Pater parvulorum Norma vitutum De coelis in clientes flecte obtutum Ah vide prostratum, Tibi commendatum, juventutis agmen. Hoc per te sit totum Deo devotum.

Name: Bruce Fisher
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Buffalo
Time: 1997-11-18 15:44:00
Comments: Two questions for those given to making intelligent statements: 1. Can someone please dissect, deconstruct, explain or otherwise enlighten me on the Calasanctius shield? The "Pietati et litteris" is fairly straightforward, but the Great "M" and the Chinese characters have been and remain obscure. Thirty years ago, when I first arrived at 167 Windsor, there were various promotional and explanatory materials around, perhaps including a key to the symbols. 2. Can someone (probably the same ancient cal-lore shaman) provide a complete text to "O Pater parvolorum" for this page? Cheers.

Name: Bruce Fisher
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Buffalo
Time: 1997-11-18 15:00:00
Comments: Creating a Cal-network will be a fine & worthwhile task. News: Me (Cal '71) and spouse Marcelle Mostert (Cal '71) have 3 girls, two attending Mt. St. Joseph, 1 at a Cal successor called The Right Place For Kids pre-school. Two older kids are in same school as Forgach twins Reka and Roza. Marcelle is Ass. Prof. Psychiatry @ SUNY-Buffalo Medical School. Bruce is Deputy Comptroller, City of Buffalo.

Name: Lew Harriman
Website: Mason-Grant Home Page
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Portsmouth, NH
Time: 1997-11-15 19:11:00
Comments: Hi everybody. It's great to see Calasanctius on the net at last. I've been typing that name into the search services for several years. Finally, last month, I hit Nathan Rose's page at Harvard. I'm one of the more ancient alumni..Class of '67. And always glad to hear news from that era of the Cal Saga. For those who may be curious about what I've been up to lately, check out my two-person company's home page at http://www.masongrant.com The bulk of that page describes the book written by my wife Cindy about our adventures with our kids in Europe eight years ago, but my semi-current resume is posted as well. For those wh may be interested, Martha Clother gave me several old lists of alumni addresses. They are very, very out-of-date, but if you're trying to find someone and need a place to start, I'd be glad to look though what I have and respond to Email requests for info that might be in the lists. (Likewise, if you would rather not be contacted, let me know by Email, and I'll be sure to purge these lists to protect your privacy) Best regards to all, and Laudatur Calasanctius!

Name: Lois Dilivio
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-11-14 03:29:00
Comments: Hello! Thank you to the courageous people who have responded to my last comment. We must all do what we can to make the world a better place. And it's true that sometimes people can change.

Name: Charles C. Sanscrainte
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Reseda, CA
Time: 1997-11-13 17:43:00
Comments: Oh boy! A Calasanctius Web page. Well, well...well. I hope all of you are well. I am out in El Nino fearing, earthquake shakin', wildfire ravagin', riot happenin', O.J. freeing, soon to be part of the Pacific Ocean (can we say Sodom and Gomorrah), California. Where necrophilia is not a crime (in case you were wondering). I took my years of education at Cal and my degree in Ceramic Engineering and am now a Senior Systems Engineer for a company in Chatsworth. What does that have to do with Ceramic Engineering? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! A mind is a terrible thing. For those of you checking in to see what other dirty laundry will be hung out here, I have to apologize, because I don't have any. If you have Web addresses for other Alums and Teachers please let them know about this Web page and tell them to leave their Web addresses.

Name: Carl Weiser
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Washington, D.C.
Time: 1997-11-12 21:27:00
Comments: Hey folks. This is Carl Weiser. I'm living in Washington, D.C. now. Married. Homeowner. Satanist. (Just kidding about that last one.) I'm a reporter at Gannett News Service, which is the Washington bureau for Gannett's newspapers. I'm the Washington correspondent for Gannett's paper in Wilmington, Del. You might see me on C-Span sometimes, if you're watching at 3 a.m. when they show the stuff that's too boring to put on during the day. I'm the guy with the goatee and earring eating the free donuts.

Name: Lois Dilivio
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-11-09 03:41:00
Comments: Dear Fellow Alums- I was very happy to attend the reunion in August but it also brought back some unpleasant memories which I would like to explore here. On one of my field trips, I heard something in another tent that disturbed me very much. Ted Podson was there with a few young men (out of respect for them, I won't say who) and I heard some very wrong goings-on and nervous laughter. I heard, for example, "(boy's name)'s balls are bleeding." At the time, I didn't tell any teachers, only one classmate. I was scared. I also heard rumors that he gave alcohol and drugs to young men in his apartment above the biology lab. Now that I know where he is in Amarillo, I would like to do what I can to help ensure no other boys are in danger. I called there to speak with him and when another man answered I explained why I wanted to get in touch with him. No denial, no shock- no defending of Ted Podson. This man simply hung up on me. I welcome any personal e-mails or postings to this guestbook that will help to shed light on this sick man's activities. Also, you can relate what you know to Bishop Youta (806 383 3345) and Sister Cornelia (Superintendent of Schools, 806 359 6683.) I don't know if he's still fooling around with young boys, (he's head of the St. Francis Parish there) but he did while he was at Calasanctius. Anyone who has information has an obligation to the young men he comes into contact with now- we must do what we can to protect them. Sorry Ted, you're BUSTED! Lois Dilivio '78

Name: Lois Dilivio
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-11-09 03:41:00
Comments: Dear Fellow Alums- I was very happy to attend the reunion in August but it also brought back some unpleasant memories which I would like to explore here. On one of my field trips, I heard something in another tent that disturbed me very much. Ted Podson was there with a few young men (out of respect for them, I won't say who) and I heard some very wrong goings-on and nervous laughter. I heard, for example, "(boy's name)'s balls are bleeding." At the time, I didn't tell any teachers, only one classmate. I was scared. I also heard rumors that he gave alcohol and drugs to young men in his apartment above the biology lab. Now that I know where he is in Amarillo, I would like to do what I can to help ensure no other boys are in danger. I called there to speak with him and when another man answered I explained why I wanted to get in touch with him. No denial, no shock- no defending of Ted Podson. This man simply hung up on me. I welcome any personal e-mails or postings to this guestbook that will help to shed light on this sick man's activities. Also, you can relate what you know to Bishop Youta (806 383 3345) and Sister Cornelia (Superintendent of Schools, 806 359 6683.) I don't know if he's still fooling around with young boys, (he's head of the St. Francis Parish there) but he did while he was at Calasanctius. Anyone who has information has an obligation to the young men he comes into contact with now- we must do what we can to protect them. Sorry Ted, you're BUSTED! Lois Dilivio '78

Name: Dr. David R. Koepsell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo
Time: 1997-11-07 23:07:00
Comments: Hi all Calasanctians! I hope to see many of you when we have the tea. Has anyone seen or heard from Bill Nixon or Peter Spiegler? Bill was practicing law for a while in NY and I think Peter' is a physician. Anyways, I am practicing law in Buffalo and recently receved my PhD in Philosophy. I'm teaching a grad course at UB. Check out our web page: http://wings.buffalo.edu/philosophy/ontology/law.html See you all soon!

Name: sarah jm kolberg
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-10-18 07:03:00
Comments: Nathan, thank you for creating this wonderful page, it's great to be able to find people and reminisce! It was great to see everyone at the reunion picnic over the summer, and i'm really looking forward to the tea in december! I am currently the President of Sub Board I, Inc, a not-for- profit corporation which provides services to the students at UB. We have 15 different services ranging from a Pharmacy, a Birth Control Clinic, a Ticket Office, a magazine, a radio station, to a division which does programming on campus such as the films, concerts and fests. For the last two years i was the director of our Group Legal Services division. When I was at the reunion picnic, i saw Deniz Sarac and we started talking about his job. We were in need of an Information Systems Manager, so i encouraged him to send me his resume, and 3 weeks later we hired him! I always like to keep things within the Cal family! I'd love to hear from anyone who i haven't seen, (or even those that i have, of course). Brendon Sibley says to tell everyone hello, and that we'll be coming to the tea.

Name: Renee Lavelle Tedrick
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Atlanta
Time: 1997-10-16 03:38:00
Comments: Hi Everyone!! I'm so pleased to see this Website. I have not lived in Buffalo for over ten years, so I haven't been able to attend any of the gatherings. I hope I can catch up with some of you by e-mail!!!

Name: Allan Lewis, '67
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo
Time: 1997-10-03 12:57:00
Comments: Thought the picnic and the party at Martha's were great ... i'm back in Buffalo (not news) and would enjoy hearing from CAL people ... my phone is 832-6431. If anyone knows of e-mail contacts for classes of '65 to '70, i'd appreciate receiving. Thanks for all the efforts of those involved in the CAL reincarnation ... Allan

Name: Susan (Post) Nadrich
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Roselle Park, NJ
Time: 1997-09-14 21:19:00
Comments: Greetings to all! Looking forward to hearing from the Cal crew. I have recently moved to NJ after getting married this summer. I resigned from the Dept. of Justice, INS, as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and am enjoying the quiet life as an Immigration Paralegal. Please feel free to contact me as I am a new resident here in NJ, having just moved here fromToronto, Canada. Becky (Heim) Fast and I are here together surfing the internet. PLEASE WRITE.

Name: Rebecca (Heim) Fast
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Tonawanda, NY
Time: 1997-09-14 21:13:00
Comments: Greetings to all. I'd be happy to hear from any of the Cal crew. I'm working in the city of Buffalo as a Biology and Physics teacher and I am working on my master's in Educational Computing. Susie (Post) Nadrich and I are here surfing together. WRITE ME!

Name: Martha (Post) Anderson '80
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Buffalo
Time: 1997-09-08 18:09:00
Comments: Cliff Russell (Chad and Kurt's Dad) just stopped by my office and dropped off a videotape of the picnic. I haven't viewed it but he says he thinks he has everyone on it. I'm not techie enough to make multitudes of copies but if anyone wants to borrow it (and promises to take good care of it and return it), I'll mail it out to you. Kurt's in Saudi Arabia for now so his Dad made the videotape for him since Kurt missed the picnic. Hope to see you all at Hallwalls on 12/27. Martha

Name: Thor Ronay
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, VA
Time: 1997-09-08 08:13:00
Comments: Cal. class of 1975; see note sent to page admin.

Name: Joel Altre-Kerber
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo NY
Time: 1997-09-05 00:38:00
Comments: Nathan - haven't seen a bottle of the Chateau Cal since using it for distillation experiments in Chemistry, unfortunately. Personally, I think it all eventually ate it's way through the bottles, through the floor of 167 Windsor and was last seen eating it's way to the Earth's core. Well, just a theory... I'll keep a lookout anyway. Joel

Name: Joel Altre-Kerber
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo NY
Time: 1997-09-05 12:40:00
Comments: Nathan - haven't seen a bottle of the Chateau Cal since using it for distillation experiments in Chemistry, unfortunately. Personally, I think it all eventually ate it's way through the bottles, through the floor of 167 Windsor and was last seen eating it's way to the Earth's core. Well, just a theory... I'll keep a lookout anyway. Joel

Name: Monika Hegedus Toney
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1997-09-04 04:05:00
Comments: Hello to all fellow Cal grads! I'm at home on maternity leave for the next year (a bouncing baby boy named Andrew born 7/21/97) and I miss talking to adults, so drop me a line and say "hello"! Monika (boo@buffnet.net)

Name: bill eddins
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: mpls., mn
Time: 1997-09-02 21:50:00
Comments: greetings fellow Cal-sters. if anyone happens to be in chicago the first full week of january 98 let me know - i'm conducting the Chicago Symphony that week in an all-Bernstein concert. maybe we could have a Cal night. peace wfe

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