Waiting for the Whitey Bulger jury to come back is rough, especially for his victims’ families. Everybody’s punchy. Rumors run around the courthouse like 4-year-olds jacked up on Mountain Dew.
It reminds me of waiting for my first child to be born 20 years ago this month. You just never know when it’s going to happen and what it’s going to look like.
In the case of my first child’s entrance into this world, I sort of messed up timing the contractions.
I didn’t do it on purpose. There was a really interesting infomercial on at 3 in the morning, about probably the best steak knives ever made, and I kind of, well, I didn’t time the contractions right.
We didn’t get on the road until after 5 in the morning and, this being Boston, the Expressway was a parking lot.
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