Category Archives: Last year’s blog

From a year ago — comments on the Masters (perhaps equally applicable today)

The sports world is abuzz because Tiger Woods appears ready to contend in this year’s Masters Tournament. Woods electrified the sports world for decades after winning his first Masters in 2001. Woods’s Masters win mattered not just because of his … Continue reading

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On speaking truth to Power (from July 2012)

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20220712ex-galpal_details_alleged_rep_attack_i_have_told_the_truth_about_this_incident/srvc=home&position=also In my Northeastern law class yesterday, we talked about the law that protects individuals who complain about employment discrimination from retaliation. Over the past few years, the Supreme Court’s decisions have underscored the broad scope of this protection. Recently, … Continue reading

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From December 2012 — History Lessons

Abraham Lincoln is as big as it gets. He is a towering figure in our country’s history. Perhaps more than anyone else, he shaped our modern democracy. His words are known by most of us and repeated by many. Now, … Continue reading

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One the weekend of the Oscars, last fall’s blog about the Emmys.

Last night, the Emmy Awards honored my two favorite television programs, Modern Family and Homeland. I have the deep impression that we (people) intersect with art (and I include television in my definition of “art”) to learn about ourselves. So, … Continue reading

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From September 2012 — Travels with Emerson

My oldest son likes drama.  When he was very young, he had horrible asthma.  Too many times, I’d look at him and worry that he was done breathing.  Always, with the care of doctors and emergency room nurses, he made … Continue reading

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From 11/15/2012 — Obama and Sorkin

I am an Aaron Sorkin fan.  I particularly like his two dramas focused on the American Presidency.  One, The American President, features Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shepherd.  The other, The West Wing, features Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet.  Both men … Continue reading

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From November 2012 — Hypocrisy (Time for change at the Boy Scouts)

When he was six years old, Ryan Andersen joined the Boy Scouts.  When he was 17 years old, he completed the final project necessary to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.  He constructed a 288-tile “Wall of Tolerance” for a … Continue reading

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