Community


We are all connected – Women’s March Boston 4

Participating in the  Women’s March in Boston on January 21, 2017, with the multitudes of people got me to thinking how we, as human beings, are all connected.  We are all connected – like it or not. In that multitude of people, I was surrounded at one time on all sides. […]


The 13th – Director Ava DuVernay’s documentary for Netflix 6

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. —The 13th Amendment, passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, ratified by the states on December 6, 1865 […]


What I’m Reading – The Health Gap by Sir Michael Marmot 1

I’ve been reading some interesting books and so thought I’d start sharing specific books on a regular basis.  First up is The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World by Sir Michael Marmot, President of the World Medical Association.  I heard him speak on NPR and immediately bought this book. Rather […]


Preaching to the choir – community meetings 6

There’s some serious smack going on in the world – real serious, deadly serious, but I’m not going to talk about any of it in this post; enough people already have this stuff covered.  Smack/stuff is all so overwhelming and huge that I’m staying in my tiny corner and being […]


This meeting needs an enema 6

“This town needs an enema,” the Joker’s character played by Jack Nicholson says  in a Batman movie.  He  was referring to the town of Gotham.  While Boston may or may not need a cleanse, a lot of community meetings often do. My husband and I attended tonight’s meeting of the […]