It’s Patriots Day in Massachusetts, and I’d say it’s one of the better holidays around here. I happen to live very close to the Boston Marathon route, so there are all sorts of people milling about in the street. The stretch of street on which I actually live gets closed, so marathon cheering replaces traffic noise. Finally, in terms of weather, comfortable days are rare in Boston. Today wasn’t too hot or too cold. Goldilocks would have been content.