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Go Wild for Your National Parks

“Once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot
be repurchased at any price.”
– Ansel Adams

This weekend we have Patriots Day in Massachusetts. I know the Marathon has been the center of attention this year, but well before the runners gather in Hopkinton on Monday there will be many people rolling out of bed early to re-enact the original Patriots Day.

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Opening Lines - Patriot's Day

In honor of Patriot’s Day write an opening line for this picture taken at Minute Man National Historic Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Edith: I told him if he went into the woods with that strumpet one more time, I’d blast him all the way to the frontier. 85 more words

Opening Lines

Patriots' Day The Roots of the First American Revolution

By Mark Alexander~

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace.

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Boston - Bold and Beyond

“The Boston Marathon is much more than a road race. It is one of the great American public events, run in one of the great American cities — a sweat-soaked New England holiday that is an annual celebration of spring, and of life.” – Erik Brady: …

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On Not Feeling #BostonStrong

A year ago I was unpacking boxes of Ploughshares back issues in a warehouse down in Avon, Massachusetts. I was running on three hours of sleep, hadn’t showered in two days, and was preoccupied with thinking about the ten-page paper I needed to write over the course of the next few days. 891 more words


Patriot's Day

Boston is very different from New York. There are the Yankees and Red Sox, and the Jets and the Patriots (sports team adversaries). And then Boston, the start of the Revolutionary War, has its tradition of Patriot’s Day. 188 more words