Category Archives: Boston

Go East, Old Man

It will be inter­est­ing to see how this has changed since 2005 Well, I’m not quite old, yet, I hope, but I am going East, for about a week. Here’s the the plan: My fam­i­ly is hav­ing a reunion in Orlan­do, Flori­da next week­end, cel­e­brat­ing my Aun­t’s Birth­day (suf­fice to say It’s a big one). […]

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The Countdown Begins

It’s Decem­ber, and that means 2 things: 1) a busy social cal­en­dar and 2) the count­down until the Win­ter Sol­stice. First, about the par­ties and oth­er cel­e­bra­tions, we actu­al­ly start­ed the sea­son in late Novem­ber at the Nar­vey’s who held a hol­i­day par­ty plus view­ing of the Canucks game (we lost, but Pam won the […]

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Political Youth

It’s no secret that the youth of Amer­i­ca have embraced Oba­ma as their can­di­date, and I’m thrilled, but also a lit­tle sur­prised, that for the first time in my life, there is the dis­tinct prospect of the US Pres­i­dent actu­al­ly being younger than I am (although by less than a year — 10 months and […]

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Celebrating the Smoot

Accord­ing to Google’s built-in cal­cu­la­tor func­tions, I’m 1.04477612 smoots tall. And what, you may be ask­ing, is a smoot? From Wikipedia: The smoot is a non­stan­dard unit of length cre­at­ed as part of a Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy (MIT) fra­ter­ni­ty prank. It is named after Oliv­er R. Smoot (class of 1962), an MIT fra­ter­ni­ty pledge […]

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I Get To Attend an Opening...Again

Ah yes, I remem­ber it well: The long lines in the Cam­brid­ge­side Gal­le­ria Mall, the T‑Shirts for those near­er to the front of the line, the excite­ment as the doors final­ly opened… The Apple Store open­ing in Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts was one of the first ones that Apple had. We were used to the fact that […]

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