Monthly Archives: April 2016

Anteing up for the arts

Massachusetts is a world-class laggard when it comes to public support of the arts, and things could get even worse.  The Massachusetts House just cut funding for the Mass. Cultural Council (MCC) by $2 million, to $12.2 million. (Originally, House Ways & Means  had tried … Continue reading

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Bathroom bill looms in Massachusetts

I have a friend. Let’s call her Suzannah.  She is over six feet tall, blue-eyed, platinum hair in a page boy. Terrific set of gams, as my father would say.  She’s married to a smart and talented guy.  But here’s a … Continue reading

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Rocky road to electronic medical records

Have you ever wondered if the doctor who saw you in his office would recognize you if you met at the grocery?  He or she might not, and it’s not just because you’re in street clothes. It might be that, with new … Continue reading

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Campaign 2016: Jousting in the Jungle

Storm clouds gathered over Serengeti, New York. The weaver birds and bee-eaters stopped their day’s work and gathered nervously in the limbs of the acacia trees.  Even the flamingos out on Lake Nakuru stopped their soaring flight and gathered in … Continue reading

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Red Sox: hope springs eternal

There’s a 4″ x 3″ piece of paper held by magnet on my refrigerator door. The paper is yellow. It’s the American League standing from the first days of the 2015 season.  Boston was at the top of the East division, … Continue reading

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