Hidden Figures: A movie review

The 2017 Oscar nominations were recently announced and among the Best Picture nominees was Hidden Figures, a based-on-true-events film about three incredibly talented African-American women who worked at NASA in the early 1960s as the United States struggled to match the Soviets in the race to space. It is an…

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‘Oranges at Christmas’

This post was first heard as a radio essay on the Sunrise program of WUML, 92.5 FM, at UMass Lowell. Executive producer Chris Dunlap assembled writers in the area for the daily essay feature, a  popular component of the morning public affairs show. I have shared this essay with readers…

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Re-dedication of Pawtucket Prism

This past Tuesday, the Pawtucket Prism public artwork alongside the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center at the confluence of Pawtucket Canal and Concord River, was re-dedicated on Tuesday. Paul Marion was there and wrote a blog post about the event and its significance.  Tony Sampas was also there with…

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