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Beatles 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago on February 9, 1964 the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Their performance is a part of  music history. Two years after the Sullivan performance, the Beatles came to Massachusetts. It was 1966 and I was fifteen years old…and I loved the Beatles (as I still…

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Does moral turpitude negate high art or sports accomplishments? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. No mistake about it. Woody Allen’s latest movie, Blue Jasmine, was deserving of an Oscar nomination, especially for Cate Blanchett’s performance. Allen also recently won lifetime achievement recognition in the Golden Globes. This is more troubling. Allen is…

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Marty Walsh paints the big picture by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted fromMarjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. If Boston Mayor Marty Walsh can avoid giving away the store in the next rounds of union negotiations,  he’ll save some money to help fund some of his promised initiatives. He avoided discussion of the challenge of union money demands this morning when he laid out his…

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Robert Frost Dies January 29, 1963

On January 29, 1963,  Robert Frost, my favorite poet died.  Many years ago, in a 9th grade Literature class, a football coach/English Teacher “forced” me to memorize one of his poems ….I thank that man even today,  since the poem has been my favorites ever since.  I hope you enjoy…

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“Mitt”, the Candidate… You’re Crazy!

OK, so every time I mention this to someone, he/she thinks I’m crazy…but, what the heck, I going to say it again. I find Netflix’s release of its video “Mitt” showing a more human side of Mitt Romney to be conveniently timed. Timed with what? Why Bridgegate, of course…the presidential…

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Keep the buffer zone by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. WBUR cognoscenti contributor Joanne Barker got it right: Eleanor McCullen, anti-abortion plaintiff in the Supreme Court case challenging the 35-foot buffer zone around clinics offering abortions, isn’t typical of the individuals trying to deter patients from entering such…

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