Last year I decided to create an exoteric blog to share my thoughts/spout off/comment on various topics. Twitter doesn’t allow the user to develop a thought, and even Facebook doesn’t seem the place for lengthy articles.

Here is some information about me which I included in my first post, in September 2015, imaginatively titled “Getting Started.”

For those who don’t know me but have happily stumbled on this blog, here’s some background information about me. Please don’t jump to conclusions; as long as you’re here you might as well read a couple of posts (once I’ve made some) before deciding that I’m the best thing since sliced bread, or not.

  • I was born in 1943, and have called Marblehead (Mass.) my home all my life, so far.
  • Educated at parochial grammar and Marblehead High schools, I earned an A.B. from Georgetown, with a major in Government, and an M.A. from Duke, with a major in Political Science. At both universities, my concentration was political philosophy.
  • I worked for the IRS for 30 years and was a Selectman for Marblehead from 1974 until 1990. Since 1989, I have been a member of the town’s Task Force Against Discrimination.
  • In 1996 I was ordained a deacon and assigned to my hometown parish, where I still serve.
  • In the younger days, I crewed in sailboat races on family members’ boats, but for many years now, my time on the water has been as a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club Race Committee, helping to run the races in which I formerly participated.
  • I enjoy classical music and opera (and traditional folk music and some popular music of my youth), and I regularly attend concerts of the Boston Symphony and other organizations. I also am an occasional playgoer.
  • Over the past 40 years I have enjoyed sporadic travel abroad.
  • I’m a Boston Red Sox fan.

At some  point, I decided to make a post every week on the scripture readings for each Sunday’s Catholic Mass, and that has turned out to supply most of my posts, but I still write occasional pieces about society, politics, and my doings.


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