I'm in the middle of my favority movie. My wife and I are touring the Boston area and we are bit players in this great historical drama and loving every minute of it. We walk the Freedom Trail and see The Old North Church, where the lanterns were hung warning of the British approach. Then we saw Paul Revere's house with the history of the man and the family.
We've been to Fenway Park and atop the Green Monster, taking in the staggering distance to a red chair in right field 536 feet from home plate where Ted Williams hit a home run. The man who was sitting in the chair said afterward, "How far do you have to get away from the batter to be safe in this stadium?"
We've seen where Ben Franklin went to school, where the first public school in America stands to this day. And the location where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the American people. Firsts are around every corner!
We've sat in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall and listened to the movement of history that took place in that great assemblage location. Not only the Patriots, but also later great orators like Frederick Douglas. It was here that the concept of our nation gestated and the understanding of freedom has evolved for more than 200 years.
We took a tour above and below deck of Old Ironsides and learned how the early battles were fought and the significance of the growth of the American Navy.
We went to the Kennedy Library and saw a stunning exhibit of his life and of the Cuban Missile Crisis. We spent four hours entranced. And chilled by how close we actually came. They have secret recordings I'd never heard of that you can play as the players decide each move right on the brink of all out nuclear war! And they showed how his heart was pulled to Ireland, which he promised to return to in the spring ... a promise unfulfilled.
We've been to Salem and taken in the witches there. As you read this, we will be going to Plymouth.
We are going to Bunker Hill and to Harvard, America's first college and still one of the top educational instituions on the planet.
No, this is my favorite movie and it is named, "Right Now!"