Regularly Posting Since 2000

A Man Can Stand Up

My dad grew up in Somerville, spitting distance from the Davis Square T next to Tufts. When I was a little boy I would walk the city with him and he would tell me the fascinating story behind every brick and cobblestone. Who drank at this pub, how old this store was, this is where […]

Spenser: For Hire

“Sometimes I get distracted by food; but mostly all I think about is women and baseball.” – Robert B. Parker’s Spenser My favorite author died on Monday, January 18, and he took with him my favorite fictional character. I was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. My dad, though — who lives in Rhode Island now […]

There Are Places I Remember

There are places I remember In my life … though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments … I miss my grandmother’s house sometimes. It’s interesting (to me, at least) because I’m not normally one to “miss” anything or anyone. People come, […]

Lesley University

Congratulations to my little sister, Michelle! She just got accepted to Lesley University! Right in the middle of Harvard Square! How cool is that?


The party for team families and invited fans and supporters was loud and semi-drunken by the time I left at 1:50 a.m. As I walked out, a red-faced lout said to me: “Pee-DUH! You know why weah so happy? Othah than the Celtics, we ain’t won nothin’ since the Revolutionary Wah!”

New England

So did anyone miss me last week? I have the feeling that nobody even noticed I wasn’t here. It’s okay. As much as I kid, it’s a feeling I know well. Whatever. While I was gone – and my week away from the keyboard was probably the longest I’ve gone without posting anything in almost […]

I Love That Muddy Water

There are some fabulous photos of Boston at I’m just drooling for a digital camera now. I got to experiment with my dad’s new Fuji digi-cam this weekend; got some great shots. Oh, and I learned that Ryan just got a the Elph I want! Man! I need to get some money. A whole […]

Boston Shark

Chatham harbor master Stuart Smith said he could not recall a shark attack since he began working in 1988, but advised beachgoers to be alert and not to swim with the seals.

Red Sox

The legend of Manny Ramirez grows by the day. On Saturday the Red Sox slugger belted what he thought was a long foul ball. But it curved over the Green Monster in Fenway Park, over the netting atop the wall, over Lansdowne Street and off the roof of a parking garage, finally coming to rest […]

Boston Accents

Boston Accents, and Why They’re Sexy “Women are drawn to young and developing children because they appeal to our maternal instincts. Boston accents mimic a child’s speech and thus also appeal to our maternal instincts. Therefore, women find Boston accents to be cute. Consequently, a male who has a Boston accent is sub-consciously associated with […]


Wicked Good Guide to Boston English

The Big Dig

I‘ve talked about this happening IRL with several people recently and tonight I finally remembered to visit the site. details “The Central Artery/Tunnel Project” in Boston. Basically they are taking the entire highway system in Boston and putting it underground. It’s amazing. Fun Fact: Underfund is the only other word in English that begins […]

I Love That Muddy Water

A guy named Ken has an awesome photo of one of my favorite places in America. I once watched 6 hours of a 24 hour Rocky & Bullwinkle film festival with my sister and dad at The Somerville Theater there. My grandmother (Nana Rainy) lives in a 3-story brownstone about 50 yards away from the […]

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day, dad. Hope you like your new Red Sox hat. Here are my two my favorite photos of my dad: Porter Square, Boston, 1998 and At Home, 1975.