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Ken Brack
Ken Brack is a freelance journalist and English teacher at TechBoston Academy, a pilot public high school school in Boston. Before entering teaching in 2003, Brack was an editor at business publisher Reed Business Information in Newton, Ma. and worked as a journalist for a decade at daily newspapers in New England. He is currently writing a book about people doing extraordinary works to help others following their own loss or surviving other trauma.

Entries by Ken Brack

On 9/11 Anniversary, a Call to Sustain Hope

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 9:10 AM

Cindy McGinty, a 9/11 widow who refused to curl up in a ball when she was suddenly forced to raise two young boys alone, issues a call to action as we pause today to remember the fallen.

"Think about what you can...

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Before Liberation, A Tormented Flight

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 9:43 AM

By Ken Brack


Rounding age 92, Nathan Offen sounded slightly perturbed when rain canceled his tennis match this morning.

After missing his favorite outlet for about 18 months, a platelet-rich plasma treatment that Offen has been receiving in Florida...

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Heading Into Darkness to Reclaim the Light

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 2:05 PM


For many people, this last stretch into the holidays is the pits.

Those of us who grieve, battle depression, or for anyone whose life seems to be seized by other sources of despair, the early arrival of darkness during this season amplifies our...

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Campus Sexual Assault Survivors Pushing Harder for Awareness

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 4:46 PM

For Laura Dunn, this hasn't exactly been a winter of discontent.

Awareness continues to grow about the scourge of sexual violence on college campuses. More assault survivors are supporting each other to break the silence and challenge their universities' mishandling of complaints. Reports of rape given to institutions have risen...

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Mandela's Legacy: Teaching Ubuntu

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 9:11 AM

I am a former teacher turned full-time writer and one day hope to return to the classroom. If I could inspire high school students to discover and apply one huge and empowering achievement of our time, I would point them to South Africa.

To Nelson Mandela, revered as Madiba by...

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Push to Open Campus Police Reports at Mass. Private Universities

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 3:29 PM

After an alleged rape at a Tufts University fraternity house was reported Halloween weekend, Tufts police e-mailed students within two days and posted fliers. The campus alert did not include details such as the fraternity's name, which police gave the student newspaper three weeks later.

Across the country, many...

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