SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17
My first stop is at the Cape Cod Canal that connects mainland Massachusetts to Cape Cod. I have many times passed over the Sagamore Bridge, one of three bridges that were part of the same canal construction project, on my way to Provincetown on the tip of the Cape, but I have neglected to understand the history of the canal underneath.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17
Entering Newport, I’m surprised by how old and beautiful it is. Founded in 1639, the town is full of tourists, twee shops and handsome 18th century houses. Down many side roads are views of the yacht-laden harbor and always-nearby shore. There are renowned attractions we won’t get to – from the popular Cliff Walk to the peculiar collection of 800+ living sculptures in the Victorian Green Animals Topiary Garden.
HONK! is returning to Somerville for the sixth time in just a few weeks!
If you've been to HONK! Fest in the past, you know how much fun it is and how liberating the experience is.
Check out OpenMediaBoston's writeup on last year's HONK! here:
The Boston Pride Parade took place on Saturday around the Boston Common. The Boston Pride Festival was held at City Hall Plaza the same day. Photos of both events follow below.
This Memorial Day weekend - May 28-30 - the Association for India’s Development will be hosting its annual conference at the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. This conference is an annual effort by AID’s volunteers to share ideas, learn from past experiences and plan strategies for future sustainable development efforts with the most marginalized communities in India. This year, the conference holds a special relevance, as 2011 is the 20th year of AID.
Please join us at a hearing on Thursday, May 5, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, State House Gardner Auditorium, Boston. Come tell the Governor and legislature to stop slashing critical health, education, social and environmental services in order to protect billions in useless corporate tax giveaways and subsidies for the massive, needless health insurance bureaucracy!
The hills are alive with colorful wildflowers in Fredericksburg, the heart of Texas Hill Country, where every spring Lady Bird Johnson's legacy blooms anew to the delight of travelers and locals.
This presentation will explore the rising tide of white anxiety since the election of President Obama, and explore the roots of white racial resentment, currently being stoked by the Tea Party, among others. In this speech, Wise discusses the use of nostalgia and historical revisionism as key elements of the right-wing white political narrative, and the importance of pushing back against it: something which, sadly, most liberals have been reluctant to do.
APRIL FOOLS! ... BOSTON/South Boston - According to some guy on the street, a bunch of white local and state politicians were arrested in a lightning dawn raid near the corner of L St. and E. Broadway by elements of the Federal Secret Interrogation while on their way home from an all-night bender at the taxpayers' expense.