If we were having a beer, we would both be enjoying the music for a change while we waited for the bartender. Tom Petty – “The Waiting” is playing. I ask you if you remember the Simpson’s episode when Homer wanted to buy a gun. “Where is she?” “Huh?” “The bartender, where is she?” “She’s... Continue Reading →
One of the first people I met after moving to Connecticut was my best friend John. One of the first places he took me was a local hot dog stand called Bart’s for a dinner of hot dogs and burgers. I was a lot younger then, so plurals are appropriate. From the counter at Bart’s,... Continue Reading →
Last week, a post written by Amanda Headlee reminded me of a post I wrote a little over a year ago called The Internet of Snarky Things. The two posts don’t have much in common, but there’s mention of an underlying thread: the problems that might be caused when everything is connected to everything. I... Continue Reading →
What to write on any given day for me is like what I imagine what to wear to a social gathering is to women. Social gatherings are easy for men. Casual – anything that doesn’t garner a “you’re not wearing that” from your wife. Business causal, khakis and your blue blazer. Kinda-sorta formal or black... Continue Reading →
I drive by this building a lot, and even before I was on the lookout for interesting doors, I liked this one. It’s on the corner of the street that my barber’s shop is on and it’s only a few doors down. I took this photo on my way to get my hair cut. I’m... Continue Reading →
Every morning that I get stuck with the duty have the privilege of taking Maddie out to make morning rounds, when we return to the porch I will tell her: “we have to wipe those feets.” Yes, Microsoft, I understand that “feet” is the plural of foot, but Maddie has four feet so I don’t... Continue Reading →
This post made me feel so good, I just have to share it. Whether you live deep or wide, I think you will enjoy it.
For as long as I can remember in my adult life, I have enjoyed columnists in my daily newspaper (before the internet silenced the presses). During the years I lived in Boulder, the Daily Camera carried syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman who wrote for the Boston Globe. On more than one occasion, I found myself taking time to handwrite Ellen’s entire column into my ‘Good Writings’ book.
Two of her most compelling columns from the early ‘90s were written at her summer cottage in Maine where Ellen spent hours watching her cat repeatedly sniff her way through the garden; where Ellen came to know her resident squirrel so well, she could point out where nut treasures were buried.
Ellen weighed the value of returning summer after summer to her beloved cottage vs. traveling somewhere new and different. She called it “living deep vs living wide” and had this to say:
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Ever since first reading about Apple filing a patent for a process that could target advertising based on your ability to pay for something, my head has been spinning. My first thoughts were that I should really look into those services that say they can lock down my credit reports. My second, third and fourth... Continue Reading →
I spent a couple of days this week on the campus of Babson College while attending an IT Security Workshop being held at the Babson Executive Education Center. I hope they don’t mind if I abbreviate the BECC because that’s a mouthful keyboardful. If you’re thinking, “wow, Dan is so organized, he knew he was... Continue Reading →