Imagine all the people, sharing all the world

From the first time I ever heard this song, I don’t even know how many years ago, I’ve hoped that people would take its message to heart. It’s a message of hope and love and peace, which are things that everybody should want, for themselves and everyone they come into contact with. But the rushContinue reading “Imagine all the people, sharing all the world”

Something we cannot know

I read about the death of Spencer Cox with great interest today. It’s not because I knew him, or was even remotely familiar with what he had done with his time here on this earth. It turns out that he did some amazing things, helping to get some of the first effective medicines to fightContinue reading “Something we cannot know”

When in Boston, don’t miss this

There are lots of historic sites in Boston, but this is one that I’ve never considered before. Along the Freedom Trail is a gem of a cemetery called the Granary Burial Ground, which I recently visited for the first time on a beautiful sunny day. Imagine, if you will, some of the biggest names fromContinue reading “When in Boston, don’t miss this”

Words to live by

I’m not sure how I came into possession of Benjamin Franklin on a baseball card, but I’ll take it. As Americans, we’re all descended from him, intellectually. Read Poor Richard’s Almanac today, and find some inspiration. It isn’t hard to do. My favorite is “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”Continue reading “Words to live by”

The first thing I ever wrote

All my life, I’ve loved to write. I once read that Benjamin Franklin, for all of the things he did in his lifetime, described himself as being a printerĀ in his will. And I’m nowhere near Franklin’s standing, in anything, but I know how he felt. Whatever I’m doing, and whatever my job title might be,Continue reading “The first thing I ever wrote”

Coming at life from the left

Yes, I have already written something about Dave Roberts and The Steal here. There’s not much I can say about him here, except to point out that he played for four teams other than the Red Sox, but I imagine that nobody knows this. And even though he’s the Red Sox’ 2004 hero, you’ll likelyContinue reading “Coming at life from the left”