Culture

Matthew Shepard Story Continues

Web photo courtesy of Matthew Shepard Foundation He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard All are welcome to attend this program which uses poetry, photographs, and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world .Monday, May 19, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.,…

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Fouls and Tips: Speed Up Baseball

Web photo courtesy of baseballrulesacademy.com I’ve been watching baseball since I was old enough to follow the action. That’s more than 60 years. I played baseball and softball until I was about 40 years old. Now I’m like the person in the TV ad, a “professional baseball watcher.” I admit…

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Poem for Orthodox Easter

A special poem for National Poetry Month. Thomas Fitzsimmons (1926-2017) was born in Lowell and attended Lowell High School (he left to join the Merchant Marine but later earned a diploma elsewhere). Here’s a bit about his life from his obituary in the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper: “He is…

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Sports Sunday Roundup

JoJo White in his prime. In the spirit of those Boston Globe columnists who would fill a hole in the paper with a Just Thinkin’ piece, here are some thoughts about local sports. One of the best Boston sports days is Patriots Day with the Marathon and Red Sox as…

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