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January 4, 2018
Tomorrow, it could get as low as four degrees in Boston.
It’s hard to wrap your mind around four degrees. Four degrees means that the steam rising from industrial chimneys looks frozen. It means that geese are stuck in the river, their feet trapped under the ice.View More...
January 1, 2018
There’s this guy Sisyphus.
I feel like he invented the New Year’s resolution.
You know Sisyphus—he’s the guy who works so hard to push that stupid boulder up the hill, only to have it roll down again at the end of his hard work.View More...
November 2, 2017
If you were born more than a couple of decades ago, the chances are pretty good that you’ll remember the family dinner where there were five conversations at once.
“I got a lousy grade in math today,” you might have said.View More...
October 26, 2017
Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Here is my most vivid memory of Halloween:
I’m 8 years old. I have, to my father’s delight, developed an affinity for the “creature-features” that appear on the old UHF stations every Saturday from 10 AM to noon.Podcasts View More...
October 19, 2017
Do you remember what your mother used to say when you stopped, all of sudden, and yanked off your sneakers with a kind exaggerated urgency? She’d wait to see what you were doing, and then when you turned that sneaker upside down and the teeny-tiny pebble fell out onto the sidewalk, she’d smile and tell you something about how the little thClay Center TV View More...
October 17, 2017
Let’s talk about stuff.
I’m not talking about the stuff we talk about when we say to each other “Hey, we got stuff to talk about.”
I mean, literally, stuff.
I’m talking about stuff you can hold, stuff you can carry, stuff that you can tangibly use. Stuff that can, ultimately, cost a whole lot of money.View More...
October 13, 2017
Increasing public awareness of suicide is not an easy task. To truly grapple with the issue, we have to face some difficult and painful feelings. For these reasons, when we at the Clay Center collaborated to tell the true story of a young sophomore at Harvard named Luke, who tragically took his own life, we decided to turn to film.View More...
October 10, 2017
Today is World Mental Health Day.
I often find these kinds of distinctions a bit troublesome.View More...