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WHAT?! …came roaring out from my depths last night, in the middle of making dinner, as NPR reported a group of middle school students had been harassed by MFA staff, guards and patrons a week ago this past Thursday. Why did it take a week for our public to hear about...
GOOD NEWS

GOOD NEWS

The good news is there is a cure for our stunted thinking and acting. To footnote – the following is a direct quote from ‘Don’t Label Me’, by Irshad Manji, p.269: “Most beings aren’t aware that they’re plurals, so they let others define them. But when you’re a...
SAM-ISMS

SAM-ISMS

He doesn’t know it yet, but for his fifteenth birthday our youngest is receiving a booklet of moments Mom scribbled down of his antics from ages 1 to 6+.  Early on, a neighbor friend suggested I keep a can to collect memorable ‘Sam’ moments on scraps of paper, rather...
THE FAMILY PHONE

THE FAMILY PHONE

I mourn the family phone. It has, for us, become a warehouse for imposters and deceivers. We still have a landline. Can’t give it up. Even though 98% of the calls ID themselves as “SPAM*^&#)$*%&” or far more cleverly as of late – Hopkinton residents with...
BEHOLDING

BEHOLDING

Yesterday morning my muse led me to a web search. I came across a gem – a melding of music and painting. The music purveyor is Stan Strickland, the musician who played all the wonderful woodwind parts on my album, and the painting purveyor, Nancy Ostrovsky (new...