In November 2002, a current member and former president of MPS, Fred Coppersmith, was looking for some additional material to beef up the club's web page. He contacted me, along with a number of other former MPS members, to request we help fill in his timeline of important MPS events. I looked it over and realized it was very sparse, indeed.
I pulled out some of my old journals and began looking through them, writing down dates that might be of significance to a more comprehensive MPS history. Reading over these journal entries, I realized there was a far more colorful story to be told, and I let Fred know that I was going to write up something. I also dug up old photos and MPS memorabilia.
When the work grew to exceed 40 pages, and I was only partway through my sophomore year, I realized that perhaps I'd gone a bit overboard. There was no way that Fred would find room for this on his web site. But I was having a lot of fun working on it, and I figured other people would enjoy reading it, too.
I hit on Plan B: put it online myself, making it quite clear to Fred
that he was welcome to use excerpts in any way he desired. And therefore,
also drive more viewers to my web site.