Yearly Archives: 2016

  • Dear Santa

    Posted on December 13, 2016 by newglenn in Uncategorized.

    It has been a few decades since I have written to you. Well, maybe more than a few decades but who’s counting. I recognize that you and the elves are busy reading letters and preparing for your deliveries. I thought I would add one more letter to your stack. I have identified 12 items that […]

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  • Thank you for your service

    Posted on November 11, 2016 by newglenn in Uncategorized.

    As I write this week’s column on Tuesday, Election Day, thousands of Hingham voters and over one hundred million US citizens are making choices about who will lead our country and represent us. By the time you read this, the results will be decided by “We, the People”. While Election Day receives much attention, let’s […]

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  • Is the American Dream still alive?

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by newglenn in Uncategorized.

    The political season is in full swing and the American Dream has moved to center stage. Donald Trump says the American Dream is dead but he will “make it bigger and better”. Bernie Sanders said the American Dream got hijacked by the top 1%. Hilary Clinton wants to “write a new chapter in the American […]

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  • Reflections on 15 years of rolling through life

    Posted on May 18, 2016 by newglenn in Uncategorized.

    This month marks the 15 year anniversary of my spinal cord injury. Most of us cannot imagine living life from a wheelchair. I couldn’t either before my injury. The challenges are great. Doing simple things is much more complicated now. In my conversations with friends, colleagues and new acquaintances, I’ve learned that everyone is carrying […]

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  • Where Has Our Civility Gone?

    Posted on April 1, 2016 by newglenn in Uncategorized.

    Five years ago I wrote an essay about our declining civility. Unfortunately, the situation has not improved. In fact we are headed in the wrong direction. “You’re a liar.” “You’re a loser!” Are these mean-spirited adolescents bullying each other? No, it’s the public rhetoric from a few people aspiring to be the leader of the […]

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  • Where is the Home of the Brave?”

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by newglenn in Uncategorized.

    This Sunday over 100 million Americans will be huddled around big screen televisions to watch the Super Bowl 50. Around 6PM attention will move to the field for the coin toss and then the National Anthem. The crowd will come to silence but then start cheering as the final stanza is sung. O say, does […]

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  • What will 2016 bring?

    Posted on January 4, 2016 by newglenn in Uncategorized.

    It’s time to reflect back on 2015 and look forward to 2016. 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. January is a convenient time to “hit the reset button”. But what should […]

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