The Widowmaker Came Knocking This Week….

The Widowmaker came knocking at our the barracks door this week, and she went away empty handed. She's never welcome here nor anywhere for that matter, because she brings an all but 12% certainty of death to anyone that she visits outside a hospital. For those of you that are not aware..... a widow-maker is a …

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Ideas With Sentences In Stacks

There is a place in Cambridge Ma where bright ideas wait for us like prisoners awaiting release of sentence among steal gray, shelved cells. We served as parole board granting release for behaviors be they good or bad, delightful or scary, funny or tragic, any or all which serves our desire. Before the renovation in …

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Strangers ….They are just friends waiting to happen

Yesterday I received a text message asking if I was available to host a bikepacker traveling up the east coast to Portland Maine. The request came from a bikepacker who was on the last part of a cross country bikepacking trip from his home in California to DC and up to Portland maine. He found …

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Sharing A Bathroom With My Daughter

My Future Fantasy Zen Oasis Bathroom - This is a picture of my fantasy bathroom. My real bathroom is pictured below.... In less than a week my youngest daughter will be dancing herself away to college leaving me to enjoy a bathroom all to myself. I must admit, it has been challenging maintaining the demarcation …

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The Best Seat In Town

Photo by Allan Mas from Pexels Back In The Day... There are many advantages to growing up in the city, but one of my favorite is often overlooked and undervalued... that was the pleasure of sitting on the front porch or in some houses the stoop. During a time when creature comforts like television, air conditioners and internet …

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Cambridge Massachusetts : A Ticket To The Greatest Show on Earth.

In life we tend to focus on the exceptional events that happen. In fact the news is so much about the exceptional, we tend to miss the ordinary all together. Growing up in Cambridge Massachusetts I had a ticket to "the best show on earth". I spent much of my teenage days roaming and nesting …

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Ever miss sitting together on the sofa watching your favorite shows?

If you miss the good old days when families sat together to laugh, cry, comment or to joke about their favorite TV shows you have to check out Gogglebox on Facebook watch. Gogglebox is a series where regular people are filmed in their own homes while watching the highest-rated shows on British television. Each week, …

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No Lady Leprechauns?….Maybe that’s a good thing?

Photo by Steven Hylands from Pexels It's true there are no lady leprechauns.... The History of Irish Fairies,' book states that there is no record in Irish folklore of leprechauns having a female counterpart in their ranks or even a solid record of how they procreate or reproduce. I'm thinking that there might have been a good reason to support …

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The Irish Racing Form

I woke up one morning to find my mother at the kitchen table, sipping coffee and browsing through our local newspaper the Cambridge Chronicle. What cha reading Ma? I asked... I'm checking out the Irish Racing Form" she replied. Are you betting the dogs? I never knew you to bet on the dogs... I'm reading …

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Positive Energy Shifting

I imagine we all felt a drain of positive energy over 2020 which was unavoidable considering the circumstances. I heard a quote today though, that has me wondering if the amount negative energy I experienced was as truly as unavoidable as I'd thought. The quote by Albert Einstein left me wondering if it was more …

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Simplifying Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking... When you wake up each morning which side of the daily menu do you choose? The good side or the bad side? How about Today's Special... It's Our Karma Plate ..you get a big serving of what you deserve! My new favorite research focus is to study the concept of Positive Thinking. I …

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The Scent Of A Man

I bet most people have heard of the movie Scent of A Woman staring Al Pacino... but have you heard that there is also a Scent of a Man? It's true (although it's not a movie) men produce human sex pheromones in their armpit sweat and hair which is called androstadienone (AN-dro-STAY-dee-eh-noan). Scientists have shown …

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Dear my personal Dear Abby,

In the morning I like to review the Dear Abby section of my local newspaper. I prefer Dear Abby to the endless home town articles complaining about dog poop, mask wearing, politics and the environment. I suppose it's because Dear Abby offers solutions to the day to day issues that plague our complicated lives. For …

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