Newton South teens reflect on the shutdown

The Globe published this story and video featuring Newton South students coping with the shutdown. It felt as unreal and unlikely as anything could. Their high school was renowned for its rigor and its students’ ambitions; in recent years, the pressure-cooker...
Your favorite poem?

Your favorite poem?

One of the unexpected highlights of last night’s Nomad Story Slam was actor Noni Lewis reciting The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll  and that got us thinking …. Next Sunday night, April 5 at 7:30 we will host “Poems on a Sunday Night” streamed...

“This is your life” Mayor Fuller

Last night’s first ever on-line Nomad Story Slam was a really fun and goofy hour and a half.  As a friend texted to me “It was like a surreal variety show – Monty Python crossed with Lawrence Welk”. Without a doubt though my favorite moment was...
Nomad Story Slam – live on-line tonight

Nomad Story Slam – live on-line tonight

This Saturday at 7:30 PM everyone is invited to the first ever on-line, live, epidemiologically approved Nomad Story Slam – COVID-19 Edition.  The theme of the night is “trapped” Go to the Newton Nomadic Theater’s Facebook page at 7:30 on...

COVID-19 text-message alert system

In case you missed this, Governor Baker announced today: We launched a new text-message alert system, so you can get the latest updates sent straight to your phone. We’re committed to keeping residents up-to-date throughout the outbreak. Text...
But officer . . .

But officer . . .

A distraction from you-know-what: A few months ago we had a brief conversation here about whether the public would accept the use of traffic cameras to enforce road rules, and I pointed out that Melbourne, Australia has a long history of doing so. Now, I get to show...
Imagining our post-COVID19 future

Imagining our post-COVID19 future

The world sure has changed in the last week or two.  In just a few days, all sorts of human behavior, systems, and processes were transformed to deal with the impending pandemic. Whenever this all passes, things will inevitably return to a new kind of...

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