Monthly Archives: September 2013

“All the Way” scores at A.R.T.

Political junkie alert!  You can get a fix in Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of Lyndon Johnson at the American Repertory Theater. (We were lucky to be taken, along with two other couples, by dear friends celebrating their anniversary.) A.R.T.’s new … Continue reading

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Casino vote shouldn’t be “either-or”

Wednesday the Boston City Council will decide whether the city as a whole or just East Boston  will vote on a plan to locate  a casino at Suffolk Downs. Unfortunately, it is being framed as an either-or vote,  but it should not play out … Continue reading

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Re Red Sox: I was wrong

Please pass the salt and pepper.  I’m about to eat some crow.  Last July, I wrote how nervous I was when the Red Sox were in first place at the All Star break.  Looking back over 20 years’ records, I … Continue reading

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Mayoral musings bring greater clarity

Boston’s mayoral election is still up for grabs, but the selections may be crystalizing. Four days with no computer has left me grappling impressionistically with the 12-person field, but things are looking slightly more clear.  Thanks to Davcoh Computer Services … Continue reading

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Moving off ambivalence on Syria

Like so many, I have been struggling with the Syrian dilemma of strike/no strike, reflected in my previous blog .  Congressman John Tierney, speaking to the New England Council yesterday morning, spoke of his own struggle to “do the right thing.”  Sen. Ed … Continue reading

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Struggling with the Syria conundrum

Both writer George Santayana and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill have reminded us how those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.  But, when it comes to chemical warfare in Syria, which history shall we remember and heed?  Seventy-five … Continue reading

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