10,000 Maniacs, 37 Years of Music
Aug15

10,000 Maniacs, 37 Years of Music

John Lombardo ’74, taught himself guitar while he was a Geneseo student. Then he founded one of the most popular alternative bands of the 1980s and 1990s — and is still going strong. During the summer between his junior and senior year at Geneseo, John Lombardo ’74 taught himself how to play the bass guitar in his bedroom in Lakewood, N.Y. When he returned to campus in the fall, he joined the band Succotash, which he preferred to call...

Read More
Good Karma and Positivity: They are a Choice.
Aug15

Good Karma and Positivity: They are a Choice.

My dear friend’s life was cut short. How he lived his life, teaches me how to live mine best. If you were on campus in the early ’80s, you probably remember my Genesee Hall roommate — the guy with the long hair and the derby hat. What you may not know is that Mike Annis ’84 died much too young at 54, taking his last breath in October 2016 in his Nashville home when his body finally said enough to a 33-year battle with Crohn’s, liver...

Read More
Old Friends, Newly Reunited
Aug15

Old Friends, Newly Reunited

Geneseo friends are friends for life. We celebrate “sisters and brothers” who stay together.  Still running Twelve years ago, Karen Merrill Livingston ’08 moved into a house at 25 South Street in Geneseo with eight friends from the cross-country and track teams. Though they aspired to different careers, they trained and competed, talked over dinner and then studied in the library together every day. “We became family,”...

Read More
Video:  John Lombardo ’74 of 10,000 Maniacs performs
Aug15

Video: John Lombardo ’74 of 10,000 Maniacs performs

John Lombardo ’74 taught himself how to play the bass guitar while he was a student at Geneseo. He went on to co-found the iconic alternative band the 10,000 Maniacs and is still making music with them and with another project, John & Mary and the Valkyries. Join him onstage in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was called up by friends to play and sing a...

Read More
Beer + Dinner 101
Apr04

Beer + Dinner 101

Master brewer Peter Kreinheder ’92 shares tips on how to best pair beer with food — even dessert. Peter Kreinheder’s path as a master brewer, a beer connoisseur and a restaurateur illustrates the power of inspiration and imagination. After teaching youth about oceanography, then working for a high-end print and photography company, the Class of 1992 graduate became interested in brewing. He completed a brewing course in California...

Read More
Grit is Not Enough
Apr04

Grit is Not Enough

It isn’t enough to be strong and resolute. We all need each other’s help. In the past year, I’ve read a torrent of articles and papers about college students. Two concepts receiving considerable attention are the traits of grit and resilience. I’ve read how the lack of these qualities has purportedly left today’s students ill-equipped to succeed. I’ve read about college student “snowflakes” who, according to a Washington Post op-ed,...

Read More