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Slow the Cars = Save the Kids

My own response, as well as those of others, to the events of September 11th taught me that major crises tend to entrench people more in their beliefs as opposed to altering them. The tragedy in Parkland, Florida does nothing to change my view that significant enough gun control to alter the culture of mass…

…Not As I Do

Global warming. Climate change. The ice sheets on Greenland and the Antarctic melting leading to sea level rise, just one in a long list of  potentially catastrophic outcomes; I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now. Only people blinded by politics, greed, or ignorance don’t “believe” it, right? Certainly insurance companies, technology companies, and corporations…

The Driving Assumption

Wednesday was an almost perfect snow day. Schools were cancelled because the half a foot of snow forecasted to fall was to be followed by copious amounts of freezing rain and it was to all be at its worst after noon, when school children would be returning home even if superintendents tried to squeeze in…

Phew

There is no way for me to know if Mass Mutual ever seriously considered moving its headquarters out of Springfield. I’ve always viewed the second campus in Enfield, Connecticut (just a few miles away) as a sword of Damocles, reminding city and state officials on both sides of the border that relocation could be achieved…