Boston’s North End neighborhood had a sticky mess on its hands exactly 100 years ago. This is the centennial of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. It sounds funny.
It’s the National Archives and Records Administration’s job to preserve everything Uncle Sam wants to hang on to. There’s a mountain of it.
We can all learn an important lesson from Meinhardt Rabbe. I’m a Wizard of Oz fan. Have been ever since I first saw it on TV as a child in the 60s.
Mark Powell is on family leave. This column is reprinted from April, 2014.
There is no Chewing Gum Hall of Fame.