July 18, 2019

Absurd plot twists, contrived meetings of long lost friends, the completely expected 'unexpected appearance,' false identities that fool no one, the airy acceptance of the irrational—these are just a few of the reasons why audiences have always loved farce. In fact, life at its best approaches farce.
—Parkman Howe
  American teacher and writer (b. 1950)

Source:review inThe Concord Journal of The Concord Players' production of See How They Run, play by Phillip King

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 Tom 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