Greg Shaw

Profile Updated: June 27, 2010
Residing In: North Easton, MA USA
Occupation: Professor
Children: Ariel, 23, and Adrian, 19.
Yes! Attending Reunion
Your email address (if you want to share it with classmates):

gshaw@stonehill.edu

School Story:

I remember those crisp fall nights going to watch our football team at Seacrest Field, getting a charge out of watching Bob Martens on defense or hoping to see Harry Meginnis break free on offense, watching the cheerleaders...

Mr. Baum, calling me up to his desk during study hall in my junior year and telling me in his loving and caring way that I was a bum, that the swim team would be far better if I quit, and that I would end up in prison. A man of real insight, he. I think I simply told him "well, you're wrong." Our feelings for one another were mutual.

I have read a good bit of the chatter on this site and looked at photos and I feel like I missed something. So many of the shared stories I simply do not know. And I confess to not recognizing some folks. Was I that self-absorbed? Yes.

I basically spent my HS years swimming and then, in my senior year, being in love with my girlfriend, which was great

Any higher education or advanced degrees?

Ph.D. in Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara

** Comments:

I was a Conscientious Objector 1972-74. (I included this earlier under "military Service" because I did it in lieu of that service. But it seems somehow inappropriate to list it in the "military" slot...).

Geez. I have tried to do what I most deeply felt and wanted no matter what the risk and most of the time it has worked out pretty well. I was a yogi with a Sanscrit name, joined a commune briefly in Tenn., objected to the war in Vietnam and was a C.O., bought an occult bookstore in AZ, got married (twice!), and then went to grad school in CA. I have taught Religious Studies at the college level for 23 years and love teaching. Every class presents something unexpected and I like having to be on my toes.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I got back into swimming 6 years ago and compete as a Masters swimmer. So, I work out regularly and like to feel "in" my body.

I like to spend time with my kids, just hanging out or watching a favorite show.

What did you always want to do that you haven’t done yet?

I pretty much did it.

Places you want to go?

Istanbul, Konya, Athens

What's the farthest you've been from home?

Culturally, Libya. Then, South Boston.

Favorite Music:

Wide variety, anything that touches something deep.

Favorite Movies:

Gladiator, House of Games....two that come to mind.

Favorite TV Shows:

I was a Lost addict.

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Jay Albert....a memory....

When I was in 6th or 7th grade I decided (well, my mom decided) that I should try a bowling league since I liked to bowl. They put me on a team and Jay Albert was on it. He was clearly one of the most skilled among the four of us. He had style. He loved the game and he was a damn good bowler. As I recall, his ball came in from the side with a slashing style that caused a lot of pin action.....and as those pins jangled around, his body would contort with a dance of pleasure. I was not such a good bowler, but I recall that he was always encouraging to me.  And, get this, our team won the league tournament and I got a HUGE trophy for it. I think Jay's mom worked at Parkway Lanes. Anyway, Jay was a real posiitve guy and nice to me, an average bowler.

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