The Iran-Contra Affair, the Vietnam War, Global Terrorism,
Enron, the Penn State Sexual Abuse Scandal, and the 2014 NFL Criminal Saga all
have a common constituent element, and it is not one that would come easily to
the mind: activism. That’s the good news.
The American constituency spoke up against the ICA and the
Pentagon Papers were published, wanted to end the Vietnam War so they marched
on Washington and flipped federal momentum. 9/11 allegedly indicated some issue
with Iraq, so we took them to war.
The Bruins had a magnificent regular season and one of the more disappointing playoff runs in recent history. After leading the entire NHL in points the Bruins have fallen from a 3-2 series lead to watch the Habs move on to the conference finals against the New York Rangers. Granted, the Bruins hit what seemed liked a hundred posts, which puts it mere inches from this series being a sweep, but it is those accumulated inches that make champions every year. The Bruins even outshot, and out opportunitied the Canadians, but along with the lack of finishing, came with it a lack of sacrifice that we have seen in years past as the Bruins were out shot blocked.
bear was poked last week and I am angry. A number of disgusting racist Boston
Bruins fans took to twitter following a goal scored by an African American
Canadian that caused the Bruins to lose Game 1, enough so that the N-word was
trending on twitter in Boston.
We are a good people, kind while blunt, in
Boston. We are educated, having more colleges in and around Boston than any
other city in the world. We have a beautiful tapestry of white collar, blue
collar, and combo-color workers, each striving to provide for our family, our
neighborhood, and our people by supporting our sports teams with a die hard
Well, our boys are still scuffling.
Red Sox Nation
solace in a few things; Mike Napoli is playing even better than he did last
year, dislocated finger and everything, we have a kid (with a truly great sports
name, Brock Holt!) who has started his MLB career on a tear, AND the rest of
the AL East isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire. Even with our struggles,
we’re still only three games under .500, and 2.5 out of first place.
We have been graced with glimpses of what this team can be.
The incredible pitcher’s duel the other night between two of the best lefties
in the game (Sale for the Other Sox, and Lester for our
As manager at HordoN HEALTH, I am often proud of our clients. I have been known to sprint down the street cheering when one of my athletes crushes their goals, or shed a tear or two when a new mom thanks me for helping her move without pain again. I am lucky enough to have these types of moments happen not infrequently, as our coaches are master motivators, and we tend to cultivate clients who are not good, but great. There are times, however, when I feel as if I need to shout from the rooftops about one of our clients, and this is one of those times.