1968 Oliver Ames High School Grad Author to discuss the Boston Light

This Sunday the Historical Society will be open from 1 to 5, and at 2 P. M.

James Thomson will discuss the Boston Light, a topic that his wife Dr. Sally Snowman and he have written two books.  The lighthouse is the first established one in colonial America in 1718 and is now the last manned Coast Guard Light Station in the country.

After graduating from Northeastern University, he became a Junior Engineer for Easton’s DPW before joining the Town of Plymouth’s Engineering Division for more than thirty years.

On sale will be Mary Bodio prints including the one of Stonehill College.  Refreshments.

Thank you, Lee

Hazel Varella

Growing Up Surrounded by Books Could Have Powerful, Lasting Effect on the Mind

Research has already suggested that opening a book may help improve brain functionreduce stress, and even make us more empathetic. Now, a team led by Joanna Sikora of the Australian National University is looking into the benefits of growing up around a book-filled environment; as Alison Flood of the Guardian reports, the researchers’ expansive new study suggests that homes with ample libraries can arm children with skills that persist into adulthood…

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/growing-surrounded-books-may-bolster-skills-later-life-180970523/?no-ist

Easton’s author Michael C. Keith – new book review, “Let Us Now Speak of Extinction”

American media historian, author, and professor emeritus at Boston College, Michael C. Keith strikes a humorous note as he dwells on death and the human condition in this comical, quasi-philosophical collection of microfiction. Keith, the author of nearly two dozen books…

https://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/reviews/let-us-now-speak-of-extinction/