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Personal Essay

City Life

Why White Men Are the Secret Sauce to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As I built my PR company on the premise of helping companies understand and actualize the competitive advantage of inclusion, I realized something: You can’t […]

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So You Want to Get Rich Quick?

You never really learn much about life from your triumphs. You learn from your mistakes. I’ve been in the investment world for decades, and my […]

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Why I Did the Charles Stuart HBO Doc

Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning is a three-part HBO original documentary series exploring Boston’s history of race-based hostilities against the backdrop of the […]

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Why I Left the Boston Ballet

Standing in the wings before the curtain lifted for the third and final act of The Sleeping Beauty, I became acutely aware of the backstage […]

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Confessions of a Twitcher

I used to do cocaine. A lot of it. As in, five out of seven nights a week. It might not be immediately apparent what […]

Life & Style

Meditating on the Art of Marriage

This is a love story, both simple and tricky, as all love stories are. I will begin with the tricky part, on Lake Champlain in […]

Travel

Into the Antarctic Void: My Luxury Cruise to Breathtaking Desolation

I have a photo of myself standing high on a ridge overlooking Neko Harbor in Antarctica. I appear to be smiling, and my hatless head […]

City Life

The Case Against Trying To ‘Have It All’

Walt Disney once said that if you can visualize it and if you can dream it, there’s a way to do it. Yet this was […]

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To Jeep, or Not to Jeep, That is the Question

It was the first week of May 2022, and I was thinking about my car, specifically how long it was going to last. My hope […]

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Jane Swift and Me, 20 Years Later

On a warm, sunny day this past summer, I drove up a long driveway to former Governor Jane Swift’s Williamstown farm, located high on a […]

Arts & Entertainment

A Veteran Boston Writer Fondly Recalls His Hollywood Adventures

Let’s face it: Even in buttoned-up Boston, we’re no strangers to the glamour and allure of Hollywood. Old-time stars like Bette Davis and Jack Lemmon […]

Education

Is This the End of the High School Varsity Jacket?

As the days become cooler and leaves start to fall, a wave of nostalgia washes over me as I watch my 16-year-old twin boys head […]

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Adventures in Aunthood

There was a time when I never would have chosen to climb onto a piece of playground equipment teeming with screaming children—and when the very […]