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Let Me Explain

So, I’m doing something suggested by Thom (of The Occasional Musings of TMB…see link at right). In this exercise, you follow these guidelines: Delve into your blog archive. Find your 23rd post. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Tag five people to do the […]

Nobody Warned Me

Things started taking a turn for the better this weekend. On Friday night, I went to the Halloween pumpkin carving party. I had a really good time and got to meet my friend, Jason’s, other friends. They were quite nice and, fortunately, there was no carnage involved even with 12-15 somewhat inebriated men and woman […]

More Unwanted Excitement

My mother went to the doctor yesterday because the head ache associated with her fall on Monday had improved a bit but had not gone away completely. Well, the doctor did a quick once-over and then told her she should go to Cape Cod Hospital’s emergency room. The ER did a bunch of tests (including CAT scans/x-rays) […]

Adding Spice to My Life

I did a rare thing last night: I got together with a friend for dinner on a school night. To most people that sounds pretty lame. Heck, it’s probably routine to most. But for me, routine means arriving home at the same time each evening, eating at the same time each evening and going to […]

Here We Go Again

OK – I’m beginning to think the people I love are cursed. At least in the years between 2003 and 2005. Here’s the latest on my family drama. After a peaceful weekend on the Cape with my parents, I returned to Boston on Sunday. On Monday night, my 74 year old mother was walking Dusty […]


I wasn’t able to log-in yesterday to update my blog. I guess there was something wrong with the server. Either way, I’m back today… …but with not much to say. My weekend was spent on the Cape visiting with the parents (and Dusty). It was really relaxing – just what the doctor ordered after this […]

Testing, 1…2…3

Thanks to my friend, Mark (see Manley One link on the right), I took the following White Trash test. I am 9% White Trash.I, my friend, have class. I am so not white trash. . I am more than likely Democrat, and my place is neat, and there is a good chance I may never […]

Even Bed Franklin Would Find This Absurd

I know Ben Franklin said “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”, but this is getting ridiculous. I’ve been back from Paris for a full week now yet I still keep waking up at 4:00AM. Every freaking day. It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed at night. It […]

We’re on Another List

Just this past summer Massachusetts (particularly the metropolitan Boston area) was listed as the most expensive region in the country in which to live. Real estate prices, energy prices and auto insurance prices all played a factor in that designation. Yet this week another list came out and placed Massachusetts at the top. This time, however, it’s […]


I hate taking medication. It’s not that I can’t swallow pills (I can). It’s not that I don’t like relief (I do). But I get lazy when I don’t feel well and don’t feel like trekking to the kitchen cabinet to grab medicine. Plus, I tend not to like putting chemicals in my body like […]