June 19, 2021

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

—Arthur Conan Doyle
  British writer (1859-1930)

Source: “The Boscombe Valley Mystery" (short story)




The Boston Globe’s 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