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Boston Strong

Boston strong: a phrase that now scrolls across bus banners, indelibly marks local buildings and fuels political speeches has united and comforted us in the last week. Bostonians are the original rebels – descendants, whether in ancestry or spirit, of those who left England for the sake of individualism and freedom; rebels who formed the city on a hill that would cement the American paradox – a nation of individuals rooted in strong communities.

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Inspiration in a Time of Tragedy

I, like most Bostonians, have spent the last couple of days trying to digest what happened at Monday’s Marathon and, I must admit, I am still coming to grips with the reality of the situation. The city that I know and love is forever changed and the sporting event that so many of us looked forward to each year will never be the same.

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“Book of Mormon” –Turning a Joke into an Opportunity

Last night I attended the opening night performance of the “Book of Mormon” Boston run.  I am a total musical theater geek and have been so looking forward to attending this show. It’s sold out and it’s become impossible to score a ticket (and by the way, the show is everything it was cracked up to be, and more—LOVED IT!).  My 13-year-old son, who typically has no interest in a ticket to anything that doesn’t involve goals, runs or baskets, asked if he could come with me.  Please don’t judge me on my parenting—I knew there would some questionable and mature language and content, but didn’t realize that his vocabulary would be so inelegantly expanded.  We’ll get past that.

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Information?

Work here at Castle starts at about 8:30 a.m., but I like to get in around eight to settle in, grab some breakfast and start my news catch up. If you’re wondering what I mean by “news catch-up”, I am referring to the countless websites, newspapers, blog posts and Twitter feeds I check each morning to make sure I am up on what is going on in the world since I went to bed the night before. This all sounds pretty routine for PR people like me, but what about the rest of the working world? Do we really need to know about everything all the time?

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