The troubles of the day seem to have overshadowed our blessings. Our country’s discourse is full of anger and conflict. Arguments about facts and truth dominate the daily news cycle. Many are anxious about the future and depressed about the present. With all the acrimony in our country some will have trouble finding things for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten Spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?” So opens Hamilton, the musical playing at the Boston Opera House. I am not a theater critic but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Some of you are asking, “Bucky who?” The more senior members of Red Sox Nation know exactly who I am talking about. You may better remember him as Bucky Effin’ Dent. Here is his 15 minutes of fame story that turned into 40 years of nightmare for Sox fans. On Oct. 2, 1978, the Red […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” George Bernard Shaw In 1858 Oliver Wendell Holmes referred to Boston as the “Hub of the Universe”. He implied that Boston was the center of everything commercial and intellectual at that time. Fast forward 160 years and Boston is a world class city in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Imagine it is the early 20th century and you are onboard a ship with a one way ticket from a distant shore to the United States. It has been a long a difficult voyage during which many have not survived. You and your family left your homeland in search of a new life with all […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s time to reflect back on 2017 and look forward to 2018. For most of us, time seems to pass more quickly. Is it our fast paced lives, or are we just getting older? It is probably a combination of the two. 2017 was quite a year (but I said that last year). Of course […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It has been many decades since I last wrote to you. Sorry. I wanted to thank you for that train set you left me in 1957. I wasn’t so crazy about that shirt and corduroy pants you delivered the following year. My mom said that you wanted to make sure I looked good when I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For many, Thanksgiving is the most special holiday of the year. Sure, it is about high school football and overindulging in turkey, stuffing and pies. It is also an opportunity to express gratitude and acknowledge those people who enrich our lives. Thanksgiving Day is the time when American families gather together. For most of us, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We all have fears. I’m not talking about the fear of snakes or spiders. I’m referring to the fears we have about ourselves and our interactions with others. Many of us tend to keep our fears private. We believe that exposing our fears makes us vulnerable and that vulnerability is a sign of weakness. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are all vulnerable, but most of us don’t like to show or admit it. We equate vulnerability with weakness, and we don’t want to appear weak. In fact, we put a lot of energy into not appearing weak, and we say and do things to try and convince others that we are strong even […]Continue Reading... No Comments.