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.