January 17, 2022

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.

—R. Buckminster Fuller
  American engineer, designer and writer (1895-1983)

Source: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

The Boston Globe‚Äôs editors and I agreed in December 2015 that Reflection for the Day will no longer appear in the newspaper, ending a 32-year run since the feature was launched by visionary Boston Globe editor Thomas Winship. I will continue to publish the Reflections on this website every day, including most Sundays, into 2016 and beyond. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. —Thomas Fitzpatrick