Four-leaf Clover Season

Collage. On left, photo of Cleva and Walter and their four girls, all presumably wearing dresses with 4-leaf clovers sewn in the hems, c. 1923. My grandmother is the baby. On right, Ev's clovers on a black surface. I never found a four-leaf clover myself until two years ago after I found a pressed one …

About My Logo

Photo of the Smith for State Rep logo lawn sign. The I in Smith has been replaced with an image of the Statue of LIberty. The torch is yellow. Below the logo is the campaign motto which reads, "Government is how we take care of each other." If you'd like to contribute to the campaign to …

No one should have to choose between their health and their vote.

Voters in the Commonwealth deserve to have a no-excuse mail-in ballot option this year for every election. No one should be forced to choose between their health and their vote. Tomorrow, the Joint Committee on Election Laws is holding a hearing on bills relative to election administration in response to COVID-19, including S.2653, which would …

Is it time to reopen America?

Our local media publisher, Gatehouse (Patriot Ledger, Hingham Journal, all the Mariners and others) asked, "Is it time to reopen America?" I submitted an answer, and they published it today: https://hingham.wickedlocal.com/opinion/20200430/is-it-time-to-reopen-america-heres-what-you-said //No. It’s not time to reopen America. A government for the people should prioritize the health and well-being of people above all other concerns. …

Trash Pickup BINGO!

Green square with banner in the corner which reads, "Trash Pickup Bingo" and indicates that this week's trash targets are 1. Pen or pencil, 2. Plastic bag, 3. Foil wrapper, 4. Water bottle, 5. Glove, 6. Lottery ticket. My son and I have really enjoyed making a game out of taking walks and picking up …