Fear and Loathing on Cape Cod – July 2019

It does not get better than driving with my good friends Raoul and Dr. Gonzo (“Don’t worry – I’ll remember your face”) down to the Cape (Cape Cod for you non-New Englanders). Our goal was to attend the annual Michael McGuire Gallery “Opening” (https://michaelmcguire.net) in P’town (Provincetown) this past weekend.   Michael McGuire, a life-long friend… Read More Fear and Loathing on Cape Cod – July 2019

North Shore Boston – June 2019

We descended on Salem, Cape Ann and Boston (MA) for what we have alternately called Our Most Fabulous Trip, or our Northeast Trip.  I think Our Most Fabulous Trip conjures up Wayne’s World.  Party on, Garth. When I say “we”, I don’t mean the proverbial Brad and Karen.  This time we are actually traveling with… Read More North Shore Boston – June 2019

Gospel Night at the Pops – June 2019

Can I get an amen?  We attended Gospel Night at the Pops inside Boston’s Symphony Hall last night.  Let me just say Hallelujah! After meeting with friends and enjoying an unbelievable dinner in Eataly at La Pizza e La Pasta (let me just say – this was SUPERB!), we walked the short distance from the… Read More Gospel Night at the Pops – June 2019

Boston Marathon – Apr 2019

Best of luck to the runners in tomorrow’s 123rd running of the Boston Marathon! There is lots of history and tradition in the Boston area on this Patriots’ Day, a day in New England that commemorates the beginning of the Revolutionary War.   Activities include parades and battle reenactments in places like Lexington and Concord.  More widely… Read More Boston Marathon – Apr 2019

The Day Bill Belichick Smiled – Feb 2019

Like mentioned in a post previously, if you are talking about your baseball team in November, that is goodness.  And if you are talking about your football team in February, that too is sweet.  Sorry, did I not mention the 2019 Superbowl Champions are the New England Patriots? If you know anything about New Englanders, there are… Read More The Day Bill Belichick Smiled – Feb 2019

Tis the Season – Dec 2018

First, a moment of respect and a thousand points of light for George H. W. Bush.  RIP,  41. Please, in the name of all things sacred to young children, DO NOT let your children read this post any further unattended!  Parental supervision is highly recommended. Most of us recognize truth as being independent of belief. … Read More Tis the Season – Dec 2018

Boston’s Red Sox Parade – Oct 2018

If you are talking about baseball in October, something has gone right.  And this year something has gone REALLY right!  Yes, the Red Sox are World Champions, having beaten the New York Yankees for the ALCS, and the LA Dodgers in the baseball World Series. Now if you have been a Red Sox fan for… Read More Boston’s Red Sox Parade – Oct 2018

Florence and the Machine – Sept 2018

No, not the awesome Indie rock group.  We are talking about Florence (the hurricane/tropical storm) and the Machine (my truck). Timing can work for you… and sometimes not so much.  With tight schedules, we needed to get our truck and utility trailer up to New Hampshire ahead of our closings, and it so happened that… Read More Florence and the Machine – Sept 2018

3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017

Almost to the day for me, it has been 3 years since I (we) retired. Oh, how I miss those days of quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly forecasts… And who doesn’t love a well-placed flaming email distributed to the world.  After retirement, one is forced to forego the joys and luxury of business travel: cramped… Read More 3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017

North Shore/Cape Ann – July 2016

Tattoo anyone? We’ll get back to that. The north shore of Boston, including Cape Ann, is a very special place. From Nahant, up through Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, Peabody, Beverly, Beverly Farms and all of Cape Ann (Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Gloucester, Rockport) just begs to be explored. With limited time (isn’t that always the case?) we did… Read More North Shore/Cape Ann – July 2016