Part 2 of my soliloquy will have to wait, there are more pressing issues.
Namely, the arts in Massachusetts are on the chopping block. Again.
“On Friday (July 8th), Governor Charlie Baker issued a budget veto that would slash funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) by more than half. The cut would exceed the value of MCC’s two largest grant programs, reducing state cultural funding to levels not seen since 1994.”