Like all of you, there's what I think and there's what I know. Or what I think I know. But I do know that what I think is pretty much what I know now. I may know more later, but only if I keep my nose to the grindstone. And knowing that I now have finished this introduction, it leaves me no option but to move forward. That much I know.
What I think: I'm picking the Red Sox. This whole Boston Strong thing needs a happy ending. But I said I'm picking the Sox, not rooting.
What I know: One team won Game 1 on Wednesday night, so the other team must now win four of the next six games to capture the Fall Classic. When you lay it out that way, it sounds like a tough hill to climb.
What I think: I watched the folks running for seats on the School Committee during their debate on PCTV the other night, and I have to admit it's quite an impressive group.
What I know: When the dust settles I believe this will be a strong collection of public servants. That's a good thing because the tasks ahead are more than
What I think: Tyler Street seems to go one step forward and then one step backward.
What I know: I'm tired of driving on Tyler Street and looking at that vacant Hess gas station and seeing the "For Sale" signs at the former St. Mary's Church.
What I think: Gunplay at the corner of Myrtle Street and Stoddard Avenue? Not cool.
What I know: I'm not surprised.
What I think: It's time for me to check in with first-year PHS Principal Matt Bishop.
What I know: He will tell me all is well and everything's on track and that there are still obstacles to overcome for he and his fine staff. He's probably right on all counts. The school year is less than two months old and Bishop's already had the governor on East Street for a visit. A good sign in my book.
What I think: A house salad with blue cheese dressing and a Blue Moon at Cim's Tavern on Fenn Street makes me happy.
What I know: The deep fried jalapeno peppers and another Blue Moon make me happier. The chicken wings and another Blue Moon mean I'm not driving.
What I think: If no one this year is going to challenge the mayor for a two-year term, then who the heck is going to step forward and run when the city charter changes and the subsequent election is a four-year term?
What I know: It won't be me. Unless, of course, there is an overwhelming public sentiment in that direction. Is it time for the Irish to reclaim the corner office?
What I think: Third Thursdays turned out to be a wonderful idea, and it gets better every year.
What I know: A lot of you agree with me.
What I think: Someone suggested recently giving public tours of the William Stanley Business Park to the public to further enlighten residents about what exactly the property looks like to better help them understand the debate about its future. An excellent thought.
What I know: We need to hold our cards a little longer. I know, we've been holding them for so long that we've wiped the king's crown right off his head on the diamond card. But, we've gone this far ...
What I think: Build a new Taconic.
What I know: Inspect it brick by brick so that we aren't doing this again in 40 years.
What I think: The vacant shopping complex out on Route 20 is starting to look like the prison location in the AMC series "The Walking Dead."
What I know: "The Walking Dead" was on Sunday night. The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings tried to play football on Monday night. By Tuesday morning I wasn't sure whom was whom.
Brian Sullivan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.