Patricia Wild’s Blog

July 7, 2010: First of all. . .
. . . what's the difference between shame and guilt? And does it matter? A story: When I first taught ...
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June 23, 2010: That Guy in the Gray Minivan
[When the student is ready the teacher appears.] Next to the Porter Square subway entrance is a bus shelter often ...
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June 13, 2010: That Construction Worker in Union Square
[When the student is ready the teacher appears.] The other day I was walking through Union Square feeling sad about ...
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June 3, 2010: A FORJ Shoutout
[When the student is ready the teacher will appear.] Much as I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lynda Woodruff and ...
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May 29, 2010: Spiritual Preparedness
[The opposite of fear is love.] The prediction of 7 (7!) major hurricanes this year in yesterday's paper was still very much ...
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May 20, 2010: Coded
[The opposite of fear is love: this month's theme.] Noticed a new feature in this morning's Boston Globe: "Coping with ...
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May 10, 2010: “We can do no great things, . . .
. . . only small things with great love." —Mother Teresa— Last week while watching my energetic grandson play in ...
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May 6, 2010: A Spiritual Exercise
Yesterday, leaving NYC on a Peter Pan bus, heading home on I-95 N, a truck caught on fire just ahead ...
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April 26, 2010: Working the Room
The last time I was in a hotel banquet room was precisely one year ago— at a writer's conference in ...
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April 16, 2010: The Things We Carry
The Somerville Public Library received a grant this year to sponsor "Somerville Reads," an opportunity for any city resident who ...
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April 10, 2010: Ain’t Necessarily So
In Way Opens, I talk about a much-needed history lesson on the back of a segregated bus in 1961. But, ...
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April 6, 2010: This one’s for you, Sarah “Reload” Palin
This month's history theme came up because my dear friend Lissa gave me a copy of Richard J. Evans' The ...
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April 5, 2010: “Most things are colorful things—”*
The current controversy regarding the use of the word "Negro" on the US Census forms reminds me of an exchange ...
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April 1, 2010: “Good fences make. . .”
[Dedicated to Anne Kuckro, January 4, 1945 - March 10, 2010, whose dedication to Wethersfield CT's historic preservation and to ...
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March 29, 2010: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do. . .
. . . with your one wild and precious life?" [from "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver.] Here's how extraordinary ...
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March 25, 2010: “Well-meaning but clueless”
Today's posting, the hardest to write, coincides with an obituary for "Courtroom Tony" in today's Boston Globe. For 25 years, ...
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March 22, 2010: “What else can I do?”
Saturday, March 19, 2010, Codman Square's Great Hall: Opening Night for "And Still We Rise" and the echoing hall—a former ...
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March 17, 2010: A Riff/Rant re “Government”
Joseph Krowski, Nesto's attorney, is very, very good at what he does. And a huge part of what he does, ...
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March 15, 2010: A word or two about the police
It wasn't until Day 3 of Nesto's trial that one huge aspect of this trial became clear: Finding those 5 ...
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March 12, 2010: Who IS Nesto Monell?
[Cut and pasted from www.weallbe.blogspot.com/2008/05/american-hero-needs-your-helpsupport.html, posted May 14, 2008] “They say the time when an inmate awaits trial is a ...
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March 11, 2010: “So what happened, exactly?”
Ahh, but recounting what happened  is never exact, now, is it. Everyone knows this. At this very moment, in courtrooms around ...
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March 10, 2010: What’s the metaphor?
February 16, 2010, Bristol Superior Court, Taunton, MA: So here we are, in a gloomy, badly water-damaged, second-floor  courtroom: dozens ...
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March 9, 2010: Setting the Scene
Bristol County Superior Courthouse in Taunton ...
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March 8, 2010: “Is it fair to say. . . ?”*
[How Prosecutor Christopher Tarrant would begin many sentences at Nesto Monell's trial, February 16 - February 19, 2010, Taunton, MA ...
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