Monthly Archives: January 2007

A Convenient Truth

“Climate is what we expect; weather is what we get.” – Mark Twain I’ve lived in the frigid Northeast my entire life – the first eighteen years on Long Island, three more in Montreal, and everything since in Massachusetts. I don’t know why, since as far back as I can remember, I’ve always hated the cold. But all that changed abruptly in 2003. That was when I began what is now a family tradition of building an ice skating rink […] Click to read more…

 

Eyes On The Prize

“Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize, that’s what you get in Cracker Jack!” I ate a lot of candy when I was a kid. Halloween, birthday parties, trips to the corner store… if there was candy to be had, I was there. Granted, this was in the days before it was well understood that too much sugar can turn even the most docile child into a foul-mouthed psychopath (or, over time, a marketing consultant). Either way, I couldn’t get enough. […] Click to read more…