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Motif Number 1 - Take 2, Rockport, MA (8.1.14)
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Whale Sculpture for Sale! Brewster, MA (July 2014)
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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!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

05:41 PM EST [Link] Old Saybrook CT Overnight [comments: 0]
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05:40 PM EST [Link] Old Saybrook CT Overnight [comments: 2]
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Monday, September 15, 2014

07:31 PM EST [Link] Latest Read [comments: 0]
In Search of Motif No. 1 - a funny little book I happened upon. I mean, we've visited the fish shack on more than one occasion the latest being here- had no clue about it's varied crazy history!

Monday, September 8, 2014

09:55 AM EST [Link] If It's Not One Thing It's Another [comments: 0]
While driving into work today I began to notice that my muffler was making a huge noise as I was barrelling up Route 128 this morning. Guess I'll probably need a new one (AGAIN!) - try to get that addressed tomorrow. Yesterday we finally got a chance to go to the beach. September but better late than never, right? It was a nice day too but a bit too cool for swimming, especially up in the Cape Ann area. Although there were a lot of hardy New Englander women in bikinis. Did get to see a lot of white egrets milling around various areas. Also attempted to check out a bit of Dogtown, but what they don't tell you is that it abuts a shooting range and hearing rifles and bullets flying around is very disconcerting and somewhat scary actually since you can't actually tell where the things are coming from. However, after checking out some websites I am intrigued about this area and will most likely purchase a book on Kindle detailing the history and mystery of the place.

Also this weekend I started to go through replacing some of the labels in the jukebox with new or changed additions, it's actually a pretty time consuming process, but it can be fun.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

06:52 PM EST [Link] Visiting Pigeon Cove (9.7.2014) [comments: 0]
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Such a lovely place!

Friday, September 5, 2014

03:07 PM EST [Link] A Haircut and a Close Shave [comments: 0]
Crazy last couple of days. On Wednesday night I fractured a tooth that I had a root canal on very many years ago. The thing came right out of my mouth, post and all still connected. Luckily when I went to the dentist the next morning they were thankfully able to re-cement it into place - although I do need to be careful because it could happen again if I'm not mindful of it - and when that happens I will not be a happy camper since it's a front tooth. But it's all good now so I'm very relieved about that. Also this morning I got a haircut at a barbershop I hadn't been to since I was, like, 8 years old. Funny how things change. The place looked more or less the same (did have some updating) but all the barbers are youngish kids and some with tattoos, playing rock tunes. Not your father's barber. Gotta say, my cut did come out awesome though!

Monday, September 1, 2014

03:56 PM EST [Link] Last Day of Summer [comments: 0]
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Nooooo! One last day of summer along the coast - I do love coastal living. I could hang here all day. Here's a shot I took in Mystic this morning.


03:54 PM EST [Link] A Resturant that Used to be a Church [comments: 0]
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This place was really cool in Cranston RI on the way back up to Boston. Def worth checking out - my pictures don't do it justice, the cathedral bar especially, and the food was pretty good too! Chapel Grille


Sunday, August 31, 2014

07:34 PM EST [Link] Mystic CT Stopover [comments: 0]
Decided to spend the night in Mystic CT at a quaint little place called the Whalers Inn, right by the little drawbridge.

Score!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

07:38 PM EST [Link] The Station [comments: 0]
Had a great dinner at a place called the Station in Mountain Lakes, NJ. The cool thing about the place is that it was a former train station and it still has all that stonework that looks really nice. Interestingly, back in the day it was a major transportation line, and before that the land was owned by a slave.

Now it's a really good restaurant, but so interesting to see the history of what it was before. Who would ever know?

Some more history and pics!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

07:36 PM EST [Link] Sunday Funday [comments: 0]
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Just a quiet day at home, enjoying nature, reading, and grilling supper.

03:23 PM EST [Link] ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted! [comments: 0]
Did it today! The video of it is available for viewing on my facebook page. It was only a matter of time before somebody nominated the person that nominated me!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

06:27 PM EST [Link] Cute Alpaca Love! [comments: 0]
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04:33 PM EST [Link] Alpaca Love [comments: 0]
Took a ride along Rt. 62 and 117 through quaint little towns like Maynard, Stow, Hudson, and Sudbury. Happened upon an alpaca farm that was having an open house today!

Currently reading "Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It."


Thursday, August 21, 2014

07:29 PM EST [Link] Couple of Book Talks I Could Go See.. [comments: 0]
...but probably won't because the dates don't look like they'd work for me. Still the topics seems interesting enough to at least check out the books on a Kindle, or even YOU could go! Anyways, one is by Jesse Saperstein and it will be discussing his book, Getting a Life with Asperger's. He'll be at the Harvard Coop on Aug. 25 for that. The other read is by Timothy Gager presenting The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan, his novel about a therapist with more issues than his patients. THAT actually sounds pretty good! That's at Porter Square Books on Sept. 2. I might look into these more. On a different artistic note, I've been listening to Ace Frehley's new CD on Spotify that just came out on Tuesday. I think the guitars are killer but the lyrics, not so much. Still being the Ace fan that I am, I'll have to get the CD. And like I said, the guitars are rockin!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

07:53 PM EST [Link] Fairhaven Love [comments: 0]
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We had a great time today hanging out at a friend's beach house, and I felt really honored to be invited and to enjoy the view from the back deck, a perfect day for hanging, and talking, eating, and enjoying it all. Told you I'd mostly be down by the water. The in the late afternoon headed over to Ned's Point in Mattapoisett for taking in some more sun and scenery. What a wonderful afternoon!


10:05 AM EST [Link] The Things you Find [comments: 0]
I happen to be taking a trip out to Fairhaven MA this afternoon and, as I am wont to do these days, I google the area to see if anything's around that might be cool. For example, I never knew the first Japanese person to live in the US, was there! The guy actually has a fascinating life story too. I guess that's why I like shows like Mysteries at the Museum, or even checking out artifacts at places. It's not about the objects, but the stories behind them. Ultimately it's about the story of people. Who they were, how they lived, what they did.

The things you find. But most likely I'll just be by the water.


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