21 April 2013
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Thanks to Boston for a warm welcome and great week in spite of trying circumstances.

21 April 2013
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"What was your greatest moment of baseball glory?"
“Probably the first time I got walked.”

(Boston, MA)

21 April 2013
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"I’m studying to be a maintenance man, and I’m power washing at night. But I was an Assistant Coordinator at Tufts Medical for 11 years."
"What happened with that?"
"My drinking caught up with me."
"Can I write that?"
"No shame. I’m in a halfway house now." 

(Boston, MA)

"What’s the most fun you’ve ever had together?"
"Probably that time we swam to the Navy Yard."
"When was that?"
"I don’t know. Sometime in the 1940’s."

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After the photo, I asked if they had any grandchildren. The one in the pink said: “I’m still an unclaimed treasure.”

(Boston, MA)

20 April 2013
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Seen on Charles Street

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20 April 2013
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Seen in Boston Common

"I’ve got terminal cancer. They wanted to do surgery but I don’t have much time and that would put me in a wheelchair. Yesterday, I helped a kid learn to ride a bike. That’s something, right? That’s a slice of life. Couldn’t do that in a wheelchair."

(Boston, MA)

20 April 2013
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"It was a much easier decision to join the order when I was growing up. Everyone supported the church and supported your decision. It’s a much tougher choice to make today." 

(Boston, MA)

19 April 2013
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The Lookout

(Boston, MA)

99% of the time, when I ask someone to tell me their favorite thing about their daughter/father/spouse, they give their answer to me. This man looked his son in the eye and said: “I love that you are so honest.” 

(Boston, MA)

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Keep your hands to yourself." 

(Boston, MA)

19 April 2013
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Took this photo yesterday. Got to think he’s up in Watertown helping finish the job right now. 

(Boston, MA)

“People need to slow down more.”
“Do you wish you could slow down more?”
“Yes.”
“What’s keeping you?”
“The pace of what’s expected of me.”

(Boston, MA)

18 April 2013
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"He’s good at telling lies to his mother."

(Boston, MA)

"My husband died a month ago. I sometimes wish that I’d focused less on the fact that he was dying, and more on the fact that he was still alive."

(Boston, MA)

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