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Dionysus Says:

I discovered this quotation, attributed to the Greek Poet Euboulos, 4th century BCE, beneath the display of a humongous drinking vessel at the Harvard Art Museum. It is too pithy, too exact, not to have its own dedicated blog post: … Continue reading

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Expanding the Scope of Genesis…according to The New York Times

“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing … Continue reading

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Crosswalks of My Mind

When the city revamped Huron Avenue, they sunk granite curbs level with the pavement to define the crosswalks, an expensive yet elegant bit of urban dressing. On my meditative walks home from the gym, I often find myself tracking the … Continue reading

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What’s Going on in Haiti?

Ten years ago this month I completed the first great adventure of my life: designing and supervising the construction of two buildings in Grand Goave, Haiti following the 2010 earthquake that devastated that country. My work on the Mission of … Continue reading

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The Opportunity—and Tyranny—of Life in a One-Party State

Today Maura Healey is being sworn in as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and I am officially living in a one-party state. Nationally, I am represented by a Democratic President, two Democratic Senators (Warren and Markey), and a Democratic … Continue reading

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Wish for the New Year

I want to live in a world where every baby is wanted. I want to live in a world where every child is nurtured with love, self-control, and self-respect. I want to live in a world where a parent who … Continue reading

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TransHoliday

Over the past two years I have enjoyed a unique relationship with a trans person. Let’s call them Burt. Burt is half my age; years marked by violence and isolation. What commonalities we share—each of us are fathers—are shattered by … Continue reading

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Progressive Exaggerations to a Fault

“Learning a new language is hard, connecting with other people is hard, leaving your homeland is hard, no matter where you are. Here, in the U.S., if you are not an English speaker, you are almost immediately stripped of your … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day: Words and Images of Provincetown AIDS Memorial

Steve’s holding Jerry, though he’s already gone, Marie holding John, gone, Maggie holding her John, gone, Carlos and Darren holding another Michael, gone and I’m holding Wally, who’s going. “Atlantis” Mark Doty Transcendence might be the term Emerson would lend … Continue reading

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Let Us Give Thanks

Kudos to my friend, Docey Lewis, for sending me this poem. I plan to read it at our Thanksgiving table. It is doubly appropriate since I will be celebrating with a gentleman farmer. LET US GIVE THANKS Let us give … Continue reading

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