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New England Patriots during a team practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.  The Patriots face the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

One Man’s Plan: Football and the loss of the American mind

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Watching the Patriots isn’t healthy for me. Since moving north two decades ago, I’ve seen the Patriots win a lot more than lose. Division titles, Super Bowls, MVPs, GRONK – I’ve fallen hard for them. But very little of it gives me joy. Viewing a Pats game is a mix of angst, stress, self-loathing, terror, nausea and occasional exhilaration. I …

One Man’s Plan: A day at the New Hampshire Food Bank

Sunday, December 14, 2014

When was the last time you were hungry? I don’t mean standing in line for Sunday Brunch at the local diner and wow doesn’t that short stack of pancakes look amazing kind of hungry. I’m talking about a distracting ache inside your stomach, a constant dull pain making you lightheaded, and an anxiety …

One Man’s Plan: Volunteering at Ward 7 showed me the true face of democracy

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Feeling a little cynical these days? Frustrated with your fellow citizens for choosing that bozo or reelecting such a nincompoop? In the surge toward this year’s election, I’d been swimming in a sea of cynicism, drenched by negative ads and images that made me wonder if America’s Biggest Idiot was running against the …