Category Archives: 2013 Blog

Let’s Go, Boston.

I grew up watching the Bruins on television. As an adult, I have stuck with them through bad years and good years. In spite of a broad love for sports, the only game my kids seem to connect with is … Continue reading

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Boston

I have spent my whole life in and around Boston. I’ve walked up and down Boylston Street more times than I can possibly count. I have watched the Marathon from many places along the route. For a time, in high … Continue reading

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Crime and Fantasy (The Charges Against Officer Valle)

Start by thinking about Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Literature reveals the human capacity to imagine the horrible. Psychiatrists and psychologists clock numerous hours listening to patients describe fantasies, sometimes lurid and violent ones. Private diaries include musings about terrible thoughts and … Continue reading

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Tony Kushner deserved better (Oscars 2013)

The Oscars are not an election. That’s been my mantra today. America did not reject Abraham Lincoln last night. And again, unlike an election, the identity of the Oscar winners has absolutely no impact on my life or that of … Continue reading

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Nemo’s Coming

It’s the anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78 (day 2 of the storm) and of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album.  In 1978, I was 13 years old.  My two brothers were (as they are now) younger.  One was … Continue reading

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Time to worry about the Senate race (or Winslow should run)

Last Friday brought the news that Scott Brown will not run in the special election to fill John Kerry’s Senate seat.  Brown followed his announcement (by text to the Herald) with an explanation that was: one part I’m tired; one … Continue reading

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#Bqhatevwr: Why Scott Brown won’t win

The race to be the next US Senator from Massachusetts is about to start in earnest and all signs (including a tweet that says “Yes.  Get ready.”) suggest that former Senator Scott Brown will run again.  With the impending race … Continue reading

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