We don’t like it, but we write about guns and shootings on this blog because that’s part of what happens in our lives. Fortunately, we live in a place that offers many ways to uplift and enrich us day to day. Dick wrote about the Bread and Roses Festival in Lawrence on Labor Day, which is a wonderful community festival with a lot of spunk. He also shared a photo of the Robert Frost memorial on the common in the middle of downtown Lawrence. That tribute to Frost pre-dates the Kerouac Commemorative in Lowell and was in my mind when we started planning a public space to recognize Kerouac. Sunday’s Globe included a feature article on the renovated Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, which is considered one of the best small museums in America. Read Sebastian Smee’s article here, and consider buying the Globe if you appreciate the writing.
web photo courtesy of andover.edu