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Boston Common
Aug. 1, 2005

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After dinner with Tom and his son Neil, I dropped off the laptop at the hotel and walked over to Boston Public Garden and Boston Commons for a stroll in the warm evening air. Gradually, I become aware of the munchkins singing, "You're off to see the wizard," somewhere over by the lit tennis courts. Sure enough, a big screen was set up over a sign -- "Mayor Menino's Monday Night Movies" -- and I was in time to catch everything from "If I only had a brain" on. I took off my shoes and socks and settled in with the couple hundred others out there, and we watched The Wizard of Oz.