Well, this was a week I'll long remember. I was in a crappy mood Monday night. I had a ton of work due on Tuesday. I had to give mid-term progress reports on all my students. I was behind on grading tests, which needed to be done if I was to give an honest assessment on the reports. But I also needed to get an expense check and a month worth of pay into the bank before the mortgage came due.
When you order a turkey sammich, and the deli man instead gives you a smoked turkey sammich, your first instinct might be to open that thing up and show him the exact difference between what you asked for and what he gave you. And by â€œshowâ€ I obviously mean mashing it all over his face.
Weâ€™re throwing a party at the Hyatt Regency Boston. The people there will be in their late twenties, through their thirties. We usually get a pretty cool crowd of people and I think having this kind of party will give everybody an alternative to the bedlam that takes over the bars around the city. Check out more here. Weâ€™ll have a dinner option, plus all the drinks, but I think its going to be a more relaxed scene. What do you think?
Human Rights for Massachusetts Initiative (HR4MASS) a coalition of groups interested in "MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS A FACT IN MASSACHUSETTS. " We work with the legislature to increase broad awareness and implementation of the whole gamut of human rights (civil, political, economic, cultural, and social), through education and possibly the establishment of an independent Commonwealth Human Rights Commission.â€ Dr. Laura Roskos, co-founder and acting director of the Massachusetts CEDAW Project and chair of the Advancing Human Rights Committee.
found blog entry for history of use of "nor'easter". was an error from another site that was never corrected. term came from journal of philip vickers fithian. someone filled in names of what they thought were his references. "up the bay" is the delaware and "cohansie" is greenwich, new jersey...his home town.
It was a fantastic moment when the Boston Scientology Ministers realized that they had just received this donation to continue their weekly distribution of The Way to Happiness - A Common Sense Guide to A Happier, More Successful Life Booklet. The Volunteer Ministers and local business owners distribute this booklet throughout the neighborhoods of Boston. It is just one of the many public services of the Ministry.
Are you looking for like-minded progressives to dance with in Boston? Want to cross-promote your events and campaigns in a tropic environment? Are you new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in? Are you psyched about building strong cross-issue coalitions while banishing those winter blues?
Of all the branches in all the trees in all of Dorchester, this hawk (red tail?) landed on the branch next to my window, prey in tow, for a lunch break.
It was a fascinating sight for which I am thankful to have witnessed. But if any Dorchester-area hawks read Universal Hub, a small request: I am happy to host you for lunch, just please clear your place. Staring at a red clump of leftover bird ruins my view (Iâ€™ll take graffiti any day!)
"RACE," a play based on the Studs Terkel book of the same name for is playing in Charlestown January 19 through February 3.
The Chicago Sun-Times says:
"Based on the national bestseller, RACE uncovers the true thoughts and emotions of ordinary Americans, both black and white, about this
country's most explosive issue. We see bus drivers, college students,civil rights workers, Klansmen, doctors, interracial couples and many
more struggling with their feelings on affirmative action, drugs,prejudice, and dashed hopes, revealing attitudes that few are willing
"Mandela was a proposed city that would be formed as a result of some districts seceding from Boston...including parts of Roxbury, Dorchester, and the South End....The name was inspired by Nelson and Winnie Mandela, popular South African anti-Apartheid activists. The proposal was defeated in 1986."
Currently, civil rights are a Massachusetts hot button, with gay marriage and Jimmy Kelly penatrating the headlines and blog fodder.
Today being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day of reflection on civil rights, I present two brief snapshots from Boston's voluminous civil rights history:
First, many people don't know that Dr. King first met Coretta Scott, a New England Conservatory student, during his time pursing a doctorate at BU. While here, he rented a room at 397 Mass Ave, where a small plaque still stands to commemorate his time in the Hub.
Are you looking for like-minded progressives to hang out with in Boston? Want to cross-promote your events and campaigns? Are you new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in? Are you psyched about building strong cross-issue coalitions?
Join Socializing for Justice at the Foggy Goggle* for the Second Putting the Social Back in Social Justice Event: "The 1/31."
Wednesday, January 31st @ 7:00 PM
No program. No speaker. Just arrive and enjoy yourself.
If you listen to WBCN, you probably already know Adolfo, aka "Captain Fun." If not, he is quite a funny guy and a real piece of work! He is a regular on the Toucher and Rich show and the star of a new game from Pod Design! The game will launch at the end of this month, but here's a quirky preview to whet your appetite: Adolfo Vs. Chicken
The show will be a reality comedy contest where local New England comics will compete to determine who is the funniest comic in New England. How will we determine the winner? Simple. We wonâ€™t. You will by voting on our web site (www.ruwickedfunny.com) for who you like the best each week. The show will be videotaped in comedy clubs all over New England and this is your chance to be in a live TV audience! Do you want to be on tv?