Last week, I had a humbling encounter with the vast and uncaring majesty of nature.
The main arc of my father’s life was simple. He admired his parents and followed in their footsteps. He became a doctor so he could care for people. He was devoted to my mother and our family.
My mother imparted to her children a reverence for the founding ideals of the American republic, a recognition of our failure to live up to those ideals, a commitment to service, and most importantly, respect and empathy for every individual.
President’s Joe Biden’s inaugural speech and Poet Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem together summed up my political creed.
Provisions address homelessness and MCAS testing requirements
The bill extends the state income tax filing deadline; addresses disruptions in municipal tax collections and permitting; and allows licensed restaurants to sell certain alcoholic beverages with food take-out and delivery orders, among other provisions.