Our home is located relatively close to the Hanscom airfield but we rarely see or hear planes. Today I was convinced that one was about to crash into our home based on how loud the engine noise was. I quickly ran outside to see what was going on and spotted two single engine aerobatic planes circling overhead. Apparently they were training for low altitude synchronized maneuvers and had decided to do this directly over out neighborhood. The geese that are feeding in the field behind our house found this none too pleasant and took flight en masse when the planes began dropping fireworks.
Normally this would be enough excitement for one day but just the beginning as Jeanine had planned a mystery date. We attended, with close friends, a play entitled “Disgraced” which offered a poignant look at the challenges of being a Muslim living in the US as well as a balanced but provocative examination of some of the religion’s not so attractive tenants.