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Posts tagged ‘Boston’

After putting in a couple of years at UMass Boston, Lil Bro transferred to the Amherst campus because they had a far more robust earth sciences program than their coastal cousin offered. It was the first time we’d been separated since his birth (if you don’t count the month he spent living with my aunt […]

Got the world up my class

September 15th, 2016

“Then Harvey said yes Leningrad was wonderful, and how it was called the Venice of the North on account of how wonderful it was. The man at the other end said yes, and how did Mr. Dempsey like it, and I said it was wonderful but I hadn’t ever heard anyone call Venice the Leningrad […]

Just so ya know, kid

April 1st, 2016

This is a tricky one. Forty-four years of utter immersion and infrequent travel have put me in a place where I don’t realize something is a regionalism until a non-New Englander points it out to me. I was familiar enough with the limited geographic reach of terms like “bubbler” (water fountain) or “elastic” (rubber band) […]

Hell bent for Leather City

November 11th, 2015

When rumors began circulating that Fallout 4 would be set in the post-nuclear ruins of 23rd Century Greater Boston, weight loss I wondered if my hometown of Woburn would be making its AAA videogame debut. When the rumors were confirmed by the developers and more details began to trickle out about some of the in-game […]

Gone with the gold

July 29th, 2015

Almost forty posts in and we’ve reached the last day of 1991 and the birth of The Walk. The Walk came about for two reasons: My chronically impoverished pal Leech’s lack of subway fare and a need to kill time. In this case, cheap the clock being run down was for a New Year’s Eve […]

Song for Sunday #128

February 22nd, 2015

November Group – Pictures of the Homeland I understand why the 1980s Boston hardcore scene gets all the attention, site but that hype does overshadow the far richer and more diverse musical history of the region’s new wave scene in general.

I love Massachusetts — specifically the northeast quadrant of the Commonwealth where I’ve spent nearly my entire forty-two years — with the same fervor that the stereotypical Texan is perceived to love the Lone Star State. It’s geography as identity, ophthalmologist and I’ve fully embraced my provincialism and its associated characteristics. Not all of those […]

Song for Sunday #75

December 1st, 2013

Tribe – Joyride (I Saw the Film)

Song for Sunday #73

November 17th, 2013

November Group – Put Your Back to It

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