Category Archives: money

Maker Space – aka: Supplise!

Saturday, May 29th 2021 . . On this day I realized a vision that had been years in the making. Yes I gather and accumulate a lot of crap. I also conserve a lot of resources and make a lot … Continue reading

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Mark Rober: The Truth About My Son

Sunday, April 18th 2021 IDK ’bout you, but I love me some Mark Rober videos. In fact, I’d bet you either; a) Already love Mark Rober too, or b) Haven’t seen him yet. (He’s a mechanical engineer with an incredible … Continue reading

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Signs of Hope: Quackenstein Edition

Wednesday, March 31st 2021 . Professor Quackenstein and the Boston Duck Boats are coming back. Two of our city’s absolute jewels are coming baaaaack! . Boston Duck Tours Optimistic About 2021 Season [2:36]: . #DanFoley *

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Boomers Got the Vax by SNL

March 28th 2021 . Boomers Got the Vax – SNL [3:29]: . “Hm. Good for me!” It’s funny because it’s (sad but) true. .

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Baby’s First Chiropractic

Friday, March 26th 2021 After ClaraJane reports lower right back pain enough times, I get her in to the chiropractor. . My own chiro, Dr. Ken Lowey of Newton Center Chiropractic, has saved -restored!- my life functioning a multitude of … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Opthomalogic

Thursday, March 25th 2021 . We’re having a high-maintenance theme to ClaraJane’s week. Today’s flavor is ophthalmology. . Long story short, girlfriend is nearsighted in her left eye, sees perfectly through her right, and has two totally healthy eyeballs; just … Continue reading

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Me and Anti-Racism: A Beginning

March 18th 2021 While this is by no means my first foray into grappling with the inescapable dominant paradigm of white supremacy in our culture, this is my first time joining a book club about it. Also my first time … Continue reading

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Vetting Cats in Triplicate

Thursday, March 11th 2021 . On this much-anticipated day, we load three cats into a bag and haul them off to the Cambridge Cat Clinic. Because Covid precautions prevent my daughter from accompanying me and the cats beyond the front … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food: Chinese Take Out

Sunday, March 7th 2021 . AT RISE: Dad is laid out on the floor of the living room with a pulled back. Kids are doing stuff and mom comes out of the kitchen. MOM: Well kids, daddy’s back is out, … Continue reading

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At Rise: BAD Morning

Saturday, February 20th 2021 . AT RISE: It is Saturday morning. Dad is cooking breakfast and Mom is the table. The closed door to Boy’s bedroom is on the other side of the table. The door opens. BOY: [Emerges from … Continue reading

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