Posts Tagged ‘protest’

157 candles

03Feb17

Today would be Curtis Guild’s birthday. Who the hell is Curtis Guild, you ask? How soon we forget. He was a three-term Massachusetts governor, from 1906 to 1909. If you’ve never heard the name Curtis Guild, apparently you’re so confused by the striping on the Route 129 Rotary that you’ve never taken a right onto […]


It’s cool to be patriotic again. It hit me at last week’s Veterans Day observance in Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School. I sensed that something was different when I walked in and saw the huge crowd, many of them with red poppies in their lapels. And not a single safety pin in […]


As you may have noticed, protesting is back in vogue. Beyond the immediate complaints, it’s hard to know exactly what has spawned the recent resurgence in this trend of seeking redress of grievances by “singing songs and carrying signs,” as The Buffalo Springfield once sneered. Maybe part of it is aging Baby Boomers and their […]


Occupy My Heart

19Jan12

Goodbye eHarmony.com. Hello eOccupy.com. The January 16, 2012 Boston Globe Metro section featured the touching story of a romance that bloomed in the Occupy Boston encampment before the 99 percent were forced out of Dewey Square by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and the forces of the evil one percent. The Globe described Anya Karasik, 18, […]