Friday, October 28, 2016
Having A Wonderful Harvard Visit
Have enjoyed my visit to Boston so far. To be correct, I'm actually staying in Cambridge, MA, close to the Harvard University campus. My hotel room has an amazing view of the Charles River, and from time to time I can see members of the Harvard rowing team going up and down the river..
I've also enjoyed the fact it's been much cooler here than it has been at home, and the first night I was here the temp dropped to 30 degrees and had to turn the thermostat up in my room and grab the extra blanket out of the closet. I knew this was possible before I flew up here, so I was prepared for it.
Packed my coats and sweaters and deliriously happy I'm getting a chance to wear them.
I always forget something on these trips, and this time what I forgot was my umbrella. It figures that the one time I leave it back in Houston we get rain here in the area. Hasn't been heavy, but just enough to be an annoyance.
Interestingly enough, on my mini tour of Boston I passed by the Roxbury area apartment at 397 Massachusetts Ave. that the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr lived in from 1952-53 when he was a doctoral student at Boston University.
The other interesting point about that is Maria Dominguez Gray, the executive director of the Phillips brooks House Association and one of my gracious hosts here, once lived in that first floor apartment for several years and told me some amusing stories about that time in her life.
It's something I would love to see replicated across the nation to help alleviate the LGBTQ homeless youth problem
Time to get some sleep. I'll need it for the busy day still to come.