I had a whirlwind of a weekend, friends. I spent it in Boston at the Massachusetts Municipal Association Conference. It was a terrific conference and a great opportunity for networking and learning. I went with colleagues from my hometown, where I serve as selectman, but also met up with colleagues from the town where I work, and I saw many former colleagues and friends from other communities.
The highlight of the conference for me was the WEMO (Women Elected Municipal Officials) Lunch. The speaker was Jackie MacMullan, sportswriter and NBA columnist for ESPN. She spoke about how difficult it was to break into the field of sports writing as a woman and it was riveting. I also enjoyed hearing our governor address us at the annual meeting. He ended his talk with a plea for us to put aside political affiliations and work together to do the best we can for our communities. To that I say, hear! hear!
Dale was able to join me for the weekend and that made it even better. Once my conference responsibilities were over we were able to hang out and people watch, eat some great food, and enjoy the view from the 22nd floor of our hotel room in Boston’s Back Bay.
It was fun to get away but, as always, it was even better to come back home. I spent the better part of Sunday afternoon reading (and perhaps napping) under a blanket in our sunny living room. We ended the evening watching Joker. Not my favorite movie, that’s for sure, but Joaquin Phoenix gave an incredible performance.
How was your weekend?