Homophobia, ISIS, insanity and weaponry

It's hard to get one's mind around the horror of the worst mass shooting in the nation's history. There seems to have been a perfect storm, with multiple factors coming together to carry out this unspeakable tragedy. How many more before elected officials take action? The shooter, an American citizen born to Afghani parents, had a …

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We are Boston. We rejoin the world.

Like Punxsutawney Phil emerging from his cave in Pennsylvania, squinting from the sunlight, folks in my hometown emerged from lock-down yesterday morning.  On the surface, it was an ordinary weekend morning in spring, a stop at Peet's for coffee, the dry cleaners, drugstore, the usual. But of course nothing was really usual as we started picking up the …

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