Wednesday, June 18
A woodchuck in a Cross Street backyard appeared to be sick, a caller reported at 11:55 a.m. Police investigated and found that the woodchuck was OK and could, in fact, chuck a considerable quantity of wood.
When Lisa Prajna Hallstrom founded the Karuna School with her husband in 2008, she dreamed of raising funds to build a high school to house the school’s unique peace studies curriculum. Then the economy crashed, and raising millions seemed out of reach. The school’s board of directors decided Karuna would work to add peace and equity studies, social and emotional learning, and global service learning to the curriculum of already existing schools. This spring, the Karuna School will start a two-year pilot program at the Cambridge School of Weston (CSW). The partnership will create a school within a school: CSW students will be able to take classes from the Karuna curriculum. To learn more, we spoke with Hallstrom; Jane Moulding, head of school at the Cambridge School; and Johàra Tucker, director of social justice and multicultural programming at CSW. (via Cambridge School of Weston to partner with Karuna School for peace and equity studies - Weston - Your Town - Boston.com)
Weather at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover, MA.
Two weapons were stolen from an FBI SWAT emergency response vehicle parked in Andover, and authorities are seeking your help to retrieve them. (via Weapons Stolen From FBI SWAT Truck in Andover - Police & Fire - Andover, MA Patch)
Elizabeth Warren, junior senator from MA, reestablishes the meaning of “oversight.”
Beyond the soundbite, “too big to fail has become too big to go to trial,” the Senator clearly understands BATNA, “best alternative to a negotiated agreement.” The government needs to have a credible recourse to this ultimate sanction, if only to improve settlements for cases of wrongdoing by the big fish.
- At 1:20, she asks the question we’ve all been wanting someone to ask FOREVER. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
- At 2:20, she rattles off another one. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
- At 2:55, she asks another lawyer the same question. Said lawyer then tries to not stumble over her words.
- At 3:25, she asks the same question again. That lawyer asks for some time.
- At 3:45, she gets our back and goes for the knockout punch.
- And then right after that you reward her good behavior by sharing this with everyone on the Internet. You know you want to.
Blizzard of ‘13
A Snow Parking Ban will be in effect for all streets in Andover starting 7:00 PM on Feb 8th until further notice. No vehicles shall be parked overnight on any street, or positioned in any driveway or lot at anytime in such a manner as to interfere with snow removal and sanding operations. Vehicles found in violation shall be ticketed and towed at the owners expense. Thank you for your cooperation.
BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends people who have purchased some water bottles recently check them for gasoline odors.
Officials said people who purchased 3-gallon or 5-gallon bottles since Nov. 1, 2012, open and check them for the odor before using the water. After Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in October, authorities said gasoline shortages in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut prompted some people to use large water bottles to transport gasoline.
This was another part of the drivetime soundtrack. As I passed over Interstate 93, I was so grateful I did not have to drive into Boston, though all of us were heading into the great maw in our future. Karsh Kale’s glitchy breakbeats blend well with traditional percussion, contrasting in turn with the underlying lullaby. This is a deliciously richly textured piece, the aural equivalent of some galub jamun. Jai Ma!
Tix for US Senate Debate on Flickr.
I got my tickets for the upcoming debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren! Faculty were supposed to be able to reserve four, but there were eleven thousand requests from the general public. Has apathy faded? (Faculty can request to be waitlisted for an additional two, and so I have.)