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I know all this and more

April 29th, 2017

Sometime during the summer of 2005, Maura spotted a tuxedo kitten with a white nub on the tail beating the living shit out of one of our blackberry brambles. We named her Nubby, and set out a dish of whatever cat-acceptable things we had in the fridge. Nubby must’ve been satisfied with the ad hoc […]

Goodbye, Big Red Dog

January 7th, 2017

In August 2004, a couple of days after we passed papers for the House on the Hillside, Maura and I were driving down I-93 South through the Middlesex Fells when she sat up in the passenger seat and shouted “There’s a puppy on the side of the road.” I pulled my Lumina over and we […]

The Great One has left

April 4th, 2016

In the late summer of 2007, herbal my wife spotted a baby rabbit on our back steps. We hardly ever see rabbits in our yard (because of the feral cats which hang around there, mainly), and this little guy scampered off before Maura could check to see if he was all right. “It sounds like […]

A Most Modest Flower: Day 28

February 28th, 2016

The way of all Fish

January 26th, 2016

Last week, adiposity the Antenna TV retro channel aired the season four opener of Barney Miller in which Detective Sgt. Fish was forced into retirement by department policy. It’s a pretty powerful two-parter, remedy full of the serious acting and heaviness associated with socially aware sitcoms of that era. Abe Vigoda’s depiction of Fish in […]

Facing the strange

January 11th, 2016

The first David Bowie song I can recall hearing was “Changes, recuperation ” a steady rotation favorite on Boston’s AOR format stations in the 1970s. It’s schmaltzy, gerontologist but it a way that connected with my childhood self. That connection has only grown stronger as coast into middle age, one health with the song joining […]

Gone with the gold

July 29th, 2015

In the summer of 1993, no rx I got a part-time job working at the reserve desk of the campus library. It was a great gig, discount as the place was nearly dead during the intersession, and I spent much of my shift poring over some of the amazing shit that had ended up in […]

Just doesn’t seem logical

February 27th, 2015

Leonard Nimoy was a true son of the Bay State and an iconic figure who transcended multiple generational lines. He could also rock the Swinging Seventies look like no man before or since. He will be missed. Recommended listening: Len goes electric.

Silver Age Science Saturdays #45

December 13th, 2014

Though touted for its prophetic qualities, steroids science-fiction is actually about “the now.” The anticipations and anxieties explored in a work of sci-fi reflect those of the era in which it was produced. Even when the themes addressed are evergreen — future shock, sale loss of individual dignity — the individual manifestations are shaped by […]

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