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The Wolf. Bridgeport CT (11.15.14)
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Approaching the Bat Shack, Moose Hill, Sharon MA (10.26.14)
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Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Downtown Maynard, MA (10.19.14)
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New England Fall Scene (10.19.14)
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Virgin Mary, Maynard MA (10.19.14)
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Turkey, Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA (10.19.14)
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Sheeps, Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA (10.19.14)
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Swans, Wellesley College (10.18.14)
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Soulful Cow somewhere in Old Lyme CT (9.21.14)
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Snowy Egret in Old saybrook, CT (9.21.14)
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Alpaca Farm, Sudbury MA (8.23.14)
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GFS August 2014 Seward Johnson Exhibit
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Shells Washed Ashore in Buzzards Bay (8.16.14)
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American Gothic, GFS, Princeton NJ 'Merica! (8.10.14)
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Making Mona Lisa Smile, GFS, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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Unconditional Surennder, GFS, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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65-ft Marilyn Monroe, Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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Motif Number 1 - Take 2, Rockport, MA (8.1.14)
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Octopus made of Glass at Harvard U. (8/3/14)
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Whale Sculpture for Sale! Brewster, MA (July 2014)
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Skaket Beach Sunset, Orleans MA (July 2014)
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Glossy Ibis Sighting, Wellfleet MA (July 20140
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Boston Skyline from across the Harbor in Weymouth (7.6.14)
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Rows and Rows of Carousel Horses (6.28.14)
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No Papparazzi Please! (6.28.14)
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Another Egret Sighting this time Marshfield (6.22.14)
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

11:37 AM EST [Link] The Sickness Strikes [comments: 0]
Been feeling a little under the weather the last two days.

Thanks kids.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

10:51 AM EST [Link] Good job Stoked! [comments: 0]
Stoked food truck won food truck of the year this year.

Yums!


Monday, November 17, 2014

01:15 PM EST [Link] CCing it [comments: 0]
Trying some new stuff for work today. Closed Captioning YouTube webinar videos for Health and Human Services client!

Spent the weekend overnight in Bridgeport, CT. It was a fun time!


Friday, November 14, 2014

01:01 PM EST [Link] Walkens Welcomed [comments: 0]
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Seen in Union Square, Somerville.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

08:21 PM EST [Link] Blah! [comments: 0]
I hate getting stopped for a traffic ticket. And all for crossing a bicycle lane. Are you kidding me?? Yeah, I understand.

Monday, November 10, 2014

03:52 PM EST [Link] Good Job LD! [comments: 1]
Congratulations to the Ladydoc who finally after 3 years of work, was able to get therapy dogs to come to Emerson College a few weeks ago. It was a HUGE hit with the students! So, once again, congrats to the lady who made it happen, and they will most likely be coming again at a later date.

Just giving the proper recognition that one so deservedly earned!


01:41 PM EST [Link] Beach Baby [comments: 0]
I ordered Beach Baby by First Class on 45 vinyl 7" for the jukebox.

It's a classic! Should be arriving sometime this week.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

04:57 PM EST [Link] November Beach [comments: 0]
A Picture from Today

Saturday, November 8, 2014

01:17 PM EST [Link] My TV Viewing Dichotomy [comments: 0]
I need to balance my television viewing of Kendra on Top, with viewings of BookTV on C-Span. (Which just happens to be broadcasting taped talks from the Boston Book Festival from a few weeks ago).

12:23 PM EST [Link] Suburbanite [comments: 0]
Got a good workout mowing the lawn this morning! Hoping it'll be one of the last times for the year, although I suppose it does count toward getting some real good exercise in.

Friday, November 7, 2014

03:16 PM EST [Link] My Latest Map on the News [comments: 0]
Gonna list all pages that use my stuff here because, why not.

The process in how this was created for those that care: 1) Geocoded all the x/y locations of each facility and placed onto basemap using Massachusetts State Plane Coordinates in Meters. 2) Created buffers around said facilities of specified distance and merged into one polygon, then clipped at state boundaries. Previous versions used actual drive time analysis. 3) Performed Intersection routine to get intersection of buffer polygons with town polys and then performed a proportional overlay with census data to get population coverage by town. 4) Doing the cartography to make it look nice (i.e. Colors, zoom outs, symbols etc). Although you can't see it in the final product, there's a lot of other geographic data in there that was not included for public consumption, to help in the decisions of the powers that be.

Boston.com
Greenfield Link #1
Greenfield Link #2,


11:20 AM EST [Link] Celtics Ugly [comments: 0]
These new Celtics jerseys are TERRIBLE!

The Boston Celtics' new sleeved jerseys are not very attractive (Photos)

Why mess with classic-ness?


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

03:06 PM EST [Link] It's Not Your Eyes [comments: 0]
After how many years, I finally decided to make the fonts on the page a bit bigger. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

02:54 PM EST [Link] Stoked [comments: 0]
The company next door has food trucks over lunchtime and I noticed the Stoked Pizza truck there so I decided to give them a try and...I liked it. Two thumbs up. I went with the pepperoni. Interesting to see a wood fired oven inside of a food truck.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

01:29 PM EST [Link] Idle Hands [comments: 0]
What better to do on a rainy day like today than to watch trashy reality TV like a Kendra On Top marathon?

12:10 PM EST [Link] Halloween Leftovers [comments: 0]
Not too many trick or treaters came by last night. What to do with all this leftover candy? Hmmmm!

I think the best dressed up kid I saw last night was a girl as Lady Gaga. Oh, and Minecraft Boy was pretty interesting too.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

07:27 PM EST [Link] Kudos and Good Health [comments: 0]
Last nite I got to attend a session on mental wellness at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. It was pretty enlightening. Everything went well, from finding a free parking space right by the Garden on Celtics Opening Night, to getting picked up from the train after work. A wonderful evening. Hopefully I can use what I've learned to help myself and my lady.

We also finally got our plaques for the good work we've done on the MMJ project today.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

09:15 AM EST [Link] Kinda Cool to be a part of something big [comments: 3]
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Love it when one of my maps I created makes an appearance in a newscast.


Monday, October 27, 2014

10:51 AM EST [Link] Maple Sugar Shack [comments: 0]
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Maple sugar shack in Autumn at Moose Hill.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

07:54 PM EST [Link] Charles River Shot from Needham [comments: 0]
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07:13 PM EST [Link] Dover Shots (Part 1) [comments: 0]
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Just a couple of shots around Dover, Massachusetts on a lovely afternoon with my love!


Friday, October 24, 2014

02:25 PM EST [Link] Things I want to check out [comments: 0]
... when time and schedule permits.

•The Mohawk Trail
•The Lawn on D

The first will most likely require an overnight or two which might be nice. The second is to check out the lighted swings but will probably have to wait til next spring since they'll be gone for the winter after this weekend.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

01:05 PM EST [Link] This drummer is at the wrong gig [comments: 0]
this drummer is at the wrong gig Youtube vid.

Hahah!!


09:18 AM EST [Link] Brass Visit [comments: 0]
Finally got a chance last night to try out Brass Union Lounge in Union Square. I found the burgers to be pretty good and they have games like Frogger and Shuffleboard which I played around with for a bit. I didn't see the 4ft Connect Four or Lifesize Jenga but those are probably reserved for the outdoor stuff but then again I didn't scour through the whole place. Definitely a cool vibe and I'll definitely be back for more.

I was here a few years ago when it was called Precinct and I can still see some resemblance to that. It's housed in what was once the police station and you can get tht vibe a little bit, like dining where the cells once were in the basement and such.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

09:03 AM EST [Link] Cool Kudos! [comments: 0]
fallbldgsmall (77k image)I was pleased to discover that this picture I took over the weekend got a "like" by Yankee Magazine! It's always cool to find out that something like that found my work worthy of something!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

06:30 PM EST [Link] An Afternoon Drive in Fall [comments: 0]
Nice autumn afternoon with visits to Drumlin Farms, and various sites along Stow and Maynard and points along rts 62 and 117. Pics soon.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

05:03 PM EST [Link] Autumn Leaves [comments: 0]
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Friday, October 17, 2014

03:11 PM EST [Link] Quoth the Raven, Nevermore [comments: 0]
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Also checked out the new statue of Edgar Allen Poe, situated around right where the famous author was born, near the corner of Charles St. South and Boylston. A little further down I tried finding the actual boarding house where he was likely born in 1809 but that appears to be some hotel now.


03:07 PM EST [Link] Visiting Downtown Boston [comments: 0]
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Visited LD downtown this afternoon, and snapped a few pics from the area.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

06:53 PM EST [Link] Coupla Things that Interest Me (Today) [comments: 0]
For Sale: Iconic Cape Cod ‘Flower’ Cottages Near Provincetown - they are so cute, aren't they? I had photographed these things back in 2012 - Pic 1, Pic 2.

A movie I'm stoked to see next year is In the Heart of the Sea. The book was great (I highly recommend picking it up and reading it if you haven't - a harrowing survival tale) and it tells the true story of the crew of the whaleship Essex, which was the real world inspiration for the fictional Moby Dick. I hope they stay really true to the events. This probably would be sick in Imax.


Monday, October 13, 2014

07:35 PM EST [Link] Test Post! [comments: 0]
If you can read this, the Ubuntu upgrade was a success!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

06:59 PM EST [Link] New England Autumn Part 2 [comments: 0]
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Cool looking farm in Sherborn, MA.

Also visited Medfield State Hospital Cemetery, Noon Hill, and a couple of land reservations.


06:58 PM EST [Link] New England Autumn Part 1 [comments: 0]
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Some cool sights seen today just driving around.


06:55 PM EST [Link] Allston Rock City Visit [comments: 0]
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Took a trip Friday afternoon to visit Allston Rock City and grab some lunch. Even got to meet the owner in person of this popular establishment!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

03:53 PM EST [Link] Wifi Probs, Fitbit action, and old concerts [comments: 0]
Wi-Fi Router at home has been acting a little wonky the last few days. Going to have to keep watching that - could cause impacts to updates - bit annoying to have to keep rebooting it. They're also going to be updating the web server this page sits on to Ubuntu 12.04 so hopefully any PHP stuff I use will still work. I believe it should but we'll see.

This new Fitbit has really been motivating me - I actually worked to work 2 mornings this week. Partly because it's been nice out, but also because I've been letting my mom borrow the car since hers is in the body shop. Long story. It also helps that the office is in Cambridge now instead of Lexington.

In the meanwhile, here's a YouTube link to a Bon Jovi concert LD and I attended back in the summer of 2010. The cool thing about it was it was at the then just opened Meadowlands in Rutherford NJ and LD scored us some wicked awesome seats.

One of my all time fav local bands that I've seen a zillion times is up for a Boston Music Award. They recently held a gig at RedStar Union (a club I've been wanting to check out for a while but haven't had the opportunity as of yet). Check them out playing their song Tornado at the club a few weeks back. You might need to select it from the playlist on the bottom left of the page. These guys (and gal) are truly amazing.

I've also been having a heck of a time trying to get the manual for the jukebox (AMI ROWE R-82 from 1978). It would be nice to have but I ain't gonna pay upwards of 80 bucks for one. I read somewhere that back in the 90s some company bought up the rights to every manufacturers jukebox manuals - even companies that had been out of business for years - and copyrighted all the material that they bought and that's why you can't find any pdfs of them out there. Bastards.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10:16 AM EST [Link] Cool Cat Scratchers [comments: 0]
I especially dig the Atari Joystick one.

Monday, October 6, 2014

03:01 PM EST [Link] Connecticut Fall [comments: 0]
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Couple of pics taken in Connecticut at a rest stop on the way to Madison.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

07:58 PM EST [Link] Walking the Rose City, Madison NJ (10.4.2014) [comments: 0]
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I'll describe what these are all about later on...

07:50 PM EST [Link] Walking the Rose City, Madison NJ (10.4.2014) [comments: 0]
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Monday, September 29, 2014

10:28 AM EST [Link] Hit 20,000! [comments: 0]
Last Saturday I walked an amazing (for me anyway) 20,000 steps plus. That's over 8 miles! Pretty proud of myself for that.

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Images of the Day: Wildlife Photos of the Year. Simply amazing shots!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

05:23 PM EST [Link] A Walk Around Wellesley College Campus [comments: 0]

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Friday, September 26, 2014

11:11 AM EST [Link] Dock Tattoo Project [comments: 0]
Dock Tattoo Project - if I'm ever in the area sometime I might just check this out.

Haven't had much time to update the blog lately - however, the shots from last week were part of a weekend getaway I planned for the Ladydoc, in case you were wondering. And yes, it was very relaxing and a much needed break. Now, we need another one already!


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