Let us now praise famous men and women

It’s Thanksgiving.  I am grateful to have a home and a family and food on the table. So many people in Boston, the city where I live, don’t have those resources. They live on the street, and struggle mightily to survive. In this wealthy city, home of Harvard and MIT and so many other famous universities; of businesses and entrepreneurs; of politicians; of people from all walks of life, homelessness is a crisis. What will it take to address this problem head-on? To be willing to spend money to dramatically improve the public school system? To confront racism. To ensure that everyone has a job. To reduce the devastating burden of drug use and mental health? Etc. It will take a coordinated effort, but we are up for it. Let us now praise famous men and women.


Thanks so much for visiting my website! Writing and reading blog posts does take time and we all know that time is in short supply. You and I will both get much more out of this blog if it leads to dialogue. If you found my post useful and wouldn’t mind leaving a brief comment or sharing on social media, I would be grateful. Or if you’re shy about Tweeting but are willing to email me a comment that I can post anonymously or send an anonymous Surveymonkey, that would be great. My posts are generally written quickly, so if you find any factual or grammatical errors, please do let me know. Best regards, Philip Lederer

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