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Endorsements for Boston City Council, 2017

Endorsements for Boston City Council, 2017

Following my Mayor of Boston post is the separate yet equally powerful list of endorsements for Boston City Council. Endorsements for open seats: Jack Kelly III, District 1 The first time I had the opportunist to meet Jack Kelly was during his run for At-Large City Council back in 2013. After hearing speak about his … Continue reading

Endorsement for Mayor Marty Walsh, 2017

Endorsement for Mayor Marty Walsh, 2017

Having supported him in the past, it is with great pleasure to support Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election this time around as well. Before I get to the good, I’d prefer to talk about the bad. When it came to the Boston 2024 Partnership, which would bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. I maintain my … Continue reading

On 28 Days

On 28 Days

Featuring Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality, Speed, Forces of Nature, Gravity),  Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy), Dominic West (Chicago, John Carter, A Christmas Carol), and Alan Tudyk (Firelfy, Serenity, I, Robot),  28 Days is about how Gwen Cummings, a newspaper columnist, who is court ordered to enter rehabilitation for alcoholism. According to the Future of Palm Beach‘s article, “Fact vs. … Continue reading

On 1N3

On 1N3

Derek Yates is more than just a pretty face. He is co-founder of 1N3: In memory of Kevin, his mother and brother, Tiki Finlayson and Derek Yates, started 1N3 within days of the crash because “One in three of us are impacted by drunk driving.” They are 1N3, and as a family wanted to do more than … Continue reading

Against Using Psychotropic Drugs: Dangerous Effects

Against Using Psychotropic Drugs: Dangerous Effects

I remember when I first heard Lily Allen’s “Everyone’s at It” above. The tune itself demotes the freak nature of someone feeling like everyone around them is on drugs (legal or not, ingesting anything has effects on you). As Dr. Marcola indicates in this article, “Psychotropic Drug Use Associated with Increased Risk for Car Crashes“: … Continue reading

“Lawrence is crazy!”

“Lawrence is crazy!”

The recent drug bust in Lawrence is no surprise to me. I am pretty familiar with the reputation of Lawrence as a city. When I lived in Lawrence for 12 years, and told people as such, the response was almost usually: “Lawrence is crazy!” I moved there as a minor in late 1992 with my … Continue reading

Follow-Up to The Campaign Narrative of Mental Illness

Follow-Up to The Campaign Narrative of Mental Illness

As I tackled in a previous post, there are many reasons, often society at-large, rather than identified mentally ill persons that contribute to the deaths, and mistreatment, of those with mental illness. This article from the American Psycholoigical Association titled, The roots of mental illness details other important factors to consider: When it comes to … Continue reading

The Campaign Narrative of Mental Illness

The Campaign Narrative of Mental Illness

As Charlie Baker said, “The election is over.” But considering mental illness was a narrative of Martha Coakley’s campaign, I feel like this issue needs to be addressed, not because I keep hearing it everywhere I go, but because I do a lot of research on a myriad of topics, and don’t have an issue speaking … Continue reading