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From the summer of 1990 through the spring of 1991, I regularly listened to WMBR. The scrappy little underdog of Boston’s alt-and-college radio was broadcast out of MIT, nestled at the bottom of the FM band and sporting a signal that managed to reach the wooly wilds of Woburn with little static or distortion. I’m […]

A few days after the first semester of my freshman year ended, I got a call from one of the few people from high school I’d kept up with since graduation. She was back from college and was holding a party at her mom’s house that weekend. “All the old crew is going to be […]

Gone to seed

February 8th, 2018

I’ve stumbled across so many ads for unremembered bands in my journeys that I barely notice them unless they feature some vaguely familiar artist or evoke some odd bit of historical resonance. This 1990 pitch for Tales Like These by The Wild Flowers fell into the latter camp. It caught my eye because of its […]

My high school friends gave me a lot of flak about “settling” for a commuter school like UMass Boston. The criticism was especially furious from the circle of classmates I fell into after my mother died. Possessed by the fragile but unshakable confidence that’s endemic among white, suburban adolescent bohemian types, they accused me of […]

I was supposed to attend the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I applied, got accepted, paid the deposit, and even managed to snag a dorm room despite the cautionary language about housing availability in the school’s admissions prospectus. Unfortunately, my weird legal status — where my grandmother had custody but my father still held legal […]

This feature’s purpose was to chronicle my teens through mid-twenties through the various role-playing games I played or purchased during that timeframe. That product-plus-personal-anecdote formula breaks down when it comes to the stretch between the December 1989 and October 1990, when my interest in the hobby took a steep nosedive. There were many overlapping reasons […]

Peaked in high school

April 3rd, 2017

Excitement has been building among my friends for the upcoming continuation of Twin Peaks. While I hope the new episodes live up to my friends’ lofty exceptions, I plan on sitting this one out. The original series debuted during the tail end of my senior year in high school. I first got word of it […]

In the fall of 1990, viagra order I enrolled as a freshman at UMass Boston. My original plan had been to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, order but punked out after having some issues with my financial aid package and experiencing a growing unease about relocating to an unfamiliar locale with nothing in the way […]

When most folks think of the game publishers which defined the NES years, order Square, ascariasis Konami/Ultra, story and the Big N itself usually top the the nostalgia list. In my case, however, that honor goes to Koei. Long before the company’s merger with Tecmo and seemingly unending stream of Dynasty Warriors franchise offerings, Koei’s […]

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