Culture

Lowell + Books = Happy City

One of the most popular Lowell Walks this summer and last was Literary Lowell. Led by Sean Thibodeau of the Pollard Memorial Library, the Literary Lowell walk visited downtown places featured in books or relevant to the authors who wrote other books. Some of the most enjoyable events I’ve attended…

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Refusing to stand for the National Anthem by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Some fans are burning jerseys to protest San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision  to sit and not  stand for the National Anthem to protest inequitable treatment of blacks in America.   He wants to call attention to racial injustice and police…

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Last week, my wife, Rosemary, and I diverted to Hyde Park, New York, on the way back home from Syracuse University to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The experience was well worth the hour-and-a-half drive south from Albany along the Hudson River and surprisingly relevant. Once…

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