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  • New Beginnings (Al Action Loves You)

    Hello Family,  It’s a new year with a new beginning.  Happy Black History Month. Every day should be  Black History Day.    This country was  built upon the backs of people  of color due to the ingenious idea of slavery. In this country the color of my skin should not be a crime.  So where […]

  • 13 Ways of Looking At Death

    1. I drive down Highway 80 and gaze at the landmarks you enjoyed when you were still alive. 2. The farm outside of St David, with grazing, tufted llamas behind a chain-link fence. 3. The roadside yucca tree that declined with each passing. It began lopsided, as if slightly drunk, but slumped more each month, […]

  • Childhood Realities

    I’m 76 now and things look different to me.   First of all, I don’t run up and down stairways anymore.  I trudge the steps. When I do the laundry, I have to climb down 26 steps and then back up the same 26 steps. But that isn’t the major change. I have clear memories of […]

  • Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby: A Book Review

    Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby: A Book Review

    This amazing story is about a Black ex-con father, a white racist ex-con father and two families wracked by the pain of two sons, one white and one Black, who get married and have a surrogate mother gift them with a beautiful female child. Ike Randolph was set free from prison fifteen years ago and […]

  • Living the Pandemic Year in Harvard Square

    Living the Pandemic Year in Harvard Square

    Life being homeless on the streets of Harvard Square was tough, but I noticed last year a glimmer of hope.  As cruel winter came upon us, the food supplies were still coming and also water. I remember the first snowfall we got in December was not too bad but the cold could whoop us any […]

  • “Remember”

    By Al Action, Vendor-Writer Love isn’t overrated. It’s no accident we met.  It was a match made in Heaven. Give me a minute of your time. Sit down next to me for a moment. Let’s talk. You think I love you. I think you’re right. You gave me a life I always wanted. A life […]

  • The “Fridge in the Square”

  • “They Were Locked In, We Were Locked Out”: A Story of Lockdown and Homelessness in Harvard Square

    “They Were Locked In, We Were Locked Out”: A Story of Lockdown and Homelessness in Harvard Square

    It was 22 March 2020. There were about 12 of us living in the shelter. Saturday morning was our last day there.  We had no place to go. It would be my first day outside with nothing open, no restrooms, no place to sit and have a hot cup of tea, it really was hard […]

  • Cambridge-Based TabletConnect Helps Families Worldwide Communicate Face-to-Face During COVID-19

    Cambridge-Based TabletConnect Helps Families Worldwide Communicate Face-to-Face During COVID-19

    In the early days of pandemic-era social distancing, Steven Trambert realized his family had a serious problem. His 96-year-old grandmother had been in the hospital and, given the high risks of infection facing the elderly, she was suddenly off-limits. His family had no way of getting in to see her face-to-face or, due to her […]