Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were my dream candidates for the job of our next President. One year ago, when news outlets first reported Bernie was going to announce his run, I called the Democratic headquarters to check my eligibility to vote in the MA primary. It was my first ever participation in a primary process.
Bernie Sanders has been more competitive in this presidential race then I could have imagined, bringing up issues I wondered would ever make it to the consciousness of the general public. No one else is committed to getting the money out of politics. No one else carries his long history of credibility, sensitivity, and I believe, honesty, in this ugly business of politics.
Thank you Bernie. You’ve done amazing work throughout your career, especially in the Senate, and I’m looking forward to more honorable politics (sounds crazy, but with Bernie I believe it to be true) in your future. Thanks to your campaign, no longer are Progressives accepting business and politics as usual. You’ve set a new standard.
I’ve assumed it was going to be Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton, but the thought of Bernie as an alternative made my heart beat with excitement. We move on, and I’m ready for an especially ugly race between Trump and Clinton.
Never Trump. Never Cruz.
On Sunday night, April 10, 2016, Northeastern University’s premier a cappella group, The Nor’easters performed for the last time with this lineup. Seniors are graduating and moving on, making way for new members for the 2016/2017 school year. It’s a bittersweet moment for everyone in the group and they took this night to make the most of their last hours all together.
This Spring Concert was called “Across the Pond” in regards to one of the special guest groups, the award-winning All the King’s Men from King’s College London. One of Boston University’s best groups, The Treblemakers, as well as Northeastern’s all female group, Pitch, Please! rounded out the entertainment.
My family and I attended Marlborough High School’s 8th Annual Spring Sing!, Friday, March 25, 2016. College groups The Nor’easters (Northeastern University) and Tonall Recall (Colleges of the Fenway), and high school groups The Thursdays (Chelmsford High School), Voices ReChoired (Marlborough High School), and Voices of Steel (Wakefield High School) performed. Sound and lighting were both excellent.
It was a fantastic show! I’m only disappointed that I only heard about it this year!
Here are more photos that I took:
On Monday, March 21, 2016, A-level a cappella group, The Nor’easters (Northeastern University), presented their 4th annual Best of the Northeast Region (BONR4) show. The invited groups were the Jabberwocks (Brown University), Bostones (Boston University), Unisons (Northeastern University), Pitch Slapped (Berklee College of Music), and S#arp Attitude (UMass Amherst). Sound and visuals were top notch. It’s always a pleasure to attend these a cappella shows at the Blackman Auditorium because they are free, always packed with a fun and respectful audience, and always deliver top level singing.
Here are a few of my photos:
On almost a whim, I bought tickets for my wife and I to see the play, The Convert, by The Walking Dead actress and playwright Danai Gurira. It was an amazing and intense experience, as we sat front row, on the floor, right in front of the actors. Read more