"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
The inclination is to reflect once again on the cosmic karma of the Pilgrims and the character-building opportunity they present for offering-it-up (particularly when Fox is carrying the play-by-play). If the Yanks lead in pennants, the Sox do in penance.
I'm a bit bedraggled today for extended literary allusions regarding the Bostons. Coming to mind instead are Bugs Bunny -- "Agony, agony" -- and Jethro's line in the Beverly Hillbillies when he's become a beatnik artist: "Have you done your sufferin' for the day?"