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January 6 Vocabulary Quiz

Which definition best describes what occurred at the US Capitol on January 6: A. An act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government B. Needless or willful damage or violence C. A sudden decisive exercise of … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a Little Bit Nazi

When this ‘Lefties are Nazi’s’ post appeared on my Facebook wall, I realized that extreme labels, stripped of their actual definition, retain only the power to divide and offend. I cannot provide any reasoning to this conflagration of errant history … Continue reading

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Come for the Activism; Stay for the Art

Steve McQueen. Not the bad-boy race car driver from The Great Escape, idolized by all guys over sixty for nabbing Ali MacGraw. The other Steve McQueen (officially Sir Steven Rodney McQueen CBE). The twenty-first century British filmmaker of Grenadian and … Continue reading

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On the Inauguration of ’46: Heeding the Words of ‘2

“Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.” On this day of our nation’s rockiest Presidential Inauguration, I turn my thoughts to John Adams. “Power always … Continue reading

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Sons of Liberty

September 10, 2020 Cambridge, MA A chilly drizzle sprinkles discomfort over our Black Lives Matter evening vigil. The number of people taking a knee since late May has shriveled to five. My meditation wanders from the horror of Officer Derek … Continue reading

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What We Allow, We Enable

This is the letter I sent to my Representative and Senators regarding the Capitol insurrection on January 6. Feel free to use any or all portions with which you concur in reaching out to your own elected officials. January 10, … Continue reading

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Ditties from the Info Desk: Seeking the Vaccine

A tall elderly man approaches the desk. Patrician in bearing, not a millimeter lost to the gravity of age. “I’d like to find out how to get the vaccine.” “Do you work at the hospital, sir?” “No, but I’m seventy-five.” … Continue reading

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Two Thumps Up: Rich Philanthropist

A Google Search for MacKenzie Scott yields the following headline: MacKenzie Scott, Philanthropist and ex-wife of Jeff Bezos… Two years ago, those among the general public who knew MacKenzie Scott (I did not) described her as Jeff Bezos’ wife. Then, … Continue reading

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Top Ten of 2020

2020! 364 days ago, I hoped this ocularly significant year would help the world see things straight. I was so, so wrong. Still, all was not lost. Consider this listicle of experiences that we never even considered, yet 2020 delivered … Continue reading

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A Holiday Season of Circular Beliefs

I’m not a fan of Christmas. But in our culture it is unavoidable. So too, I’m not a fan of religion. But again, in our culture it is unavoidable. So despite my secular psyche, even I ponder the Great Almighty … Continue reading

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