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Monday, June 27, 2022: Springfield Thunderbirds Street Party

Scenes from a street party last Saturday celebrating the appearance of Springfield’s professional minor-league hockey team, the Springfield Thunderbirds, in the Calder Cup finals. At stake was the championship of the American Hockey League, which the home team lost to the great disappointment of fans.

[FULL DISCLOSURE:] Ice hockey is one of my least favorite sports, ranking right up there with bull fighting, boxing, professional wrestling, and hunting. Still, I couldn’t resist the photo possibilities of an event like this. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Monday, June 20, 2022

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

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Friday, June 17, 2022

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

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Saturday, June 11, 2022: Trenton, NJ Revisited

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

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Monday, May 30, 2022: Memorial Day

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Here is a question we might want to ask as we honor those who died while serving in our armed forces: In what ways has this country become unworthy of their sacrifice?

Four developments come immediately to mind, all connected to one of our nation’s major political parties: (1) the wide embrace of the Big Lie that refuses to accept the results of a free and legitimate presidential election; (2) Republican-led state efforts to restrict voting rights and choice through onerous election regulations, gerrymandering, and partisan appointments; (3) minority and obstructionist rule in the Senate; (4) a Supreme Court majority whose religious and ultra-conservative views can no longer be counted on to guarantee individual rights or the government’s role in protecting public and environmental health.

Feel free to add to this list.

While America has never lived up to its founding ideals, it remains incumbent upon every generation to bring us closer to them — not to send us backwards.

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