I keep forgetting to give a report on Willimantic’s Boombox Parade, the most bizarre and irreverent Independence Day parade in the country. Hopefully this picture will wet the appetite. I also have some stuff planned for the century of Pablo Neruda, the Alsatian origins of “La Marseilles” (which is to say, it was not written in Marseilles), and a post on how the genocide in Rwanda turned into a regional war.