Huffington Post, January 24, 2010

Forget Texas. Massachusetts is the largest state in the nation. Sometimes, events can bring this into focus, most notably when the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots won consecutive, simultaneous, “world” championships. In 2007 and 2008 – sportswise – nowhere else mattered. Likewise in 1972. Who can forget the omnipresent bumper sticker in the aftermath of George McGovern’s victory in Massachusetts – the only state where he prevailed: “Nixon 49, America 1”? But for those of us born and raised in the Bay State – even if, like me, they left home at eighteen – this is a perpetual state of being. More years later than I want to admit, when people ask where home is, I answer, “Boston.”
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