Yearly Archives: 2005

Who’s On First?

I may as well just come right out and admit it — I’m not much of a baseball fan. In fact, despite having lived in Boston now for nearly 25 years, I have only a passing interest in the Red Sox. I have nothing against them certainly, I just have trouble getting very passionate about the whole thing. I think if I were to put a team bumper sticker on my car it would be a qualified bit of encouragement, […] Click to read more…

 

Hot Fun In The Summertime

Here in New England, we like finding things to complain about. Traffic, taxes, the cost of housing — it doesn’t much matter. If it’s got at least some potential for misery, we’re all over it. The one complaint which garners the most air time by far however, is weather. Perhaps because it’s the only concern that runs no risk of ever being fixed (unlike the Red Sox), weather is where we invest the bulk of our collective grumbling energy. Weather […] Click to read more…

 

Pennies From Heaven

The birds in my neighborhood like to poop on my car. I’m not saying this to impress you, I’m only telling you what happens. Each morning, when I come out to go to my office, my car is covered. No matter what part of the driveway I park in, and regardless of who else’s truck, bicycle, baseball glove or Frisbee is lying next to it in plain sight, my car is the only thing that gets hit. I have to […] Click to read more…

 

Big Fish, Little Pond

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” – Irish Proverb I’m not going to lie to you — I’m feeling pretty disappointed right now. People Magazine just came out with its list of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World,” and once again, my name was nowhere to be found. Now to some of you (by which I mean, the some of you who have actually seen what I look like), this may not come […] Click to read more…

 

Selling For The Non-Salesman

Last Tuesday night, my wife Linda told me in no uncertain terms that I had to go sleep on the family room couch. Not only that, but she did it again on Wednesday and again on Thursday. Don’t worry though, it’s not what you think. What happened was we adopted a dog (a 2 year old beauty that we named Abbie) and I slept next to her for a few nights to keep her company. Knowing that a new dog […] Click to read more…