Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Ultimate Price

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. Memorial Day isn’t about Veterans, servicemen and women, parades, flyovers, sales or backyard barbecues. I’m not trying to diminish the importance of any of those groups/things. Those are all good, except for sales, … Continue reading

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Are You Sure We Have Time for a Beer?

When I arrived at the bar, you had already ordered. “You’re late.” “I know. I’m sorry. I had to drop some bills at the post office.” “Not to worry, my young friend, everything is under control.” “Hi Dan. Yuengling?” “Hi … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Braintree Part-II

When I swung through Braintree, MA last week, I was hoping to find at least one historic door to share. I wasn’t expecting to land smack-dab in the middle of the historic district and I wasn’t expecting to get sucked … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Phone Problems

“#GoodNews: @ADNETTech fixed our phone problem. #BadNews: Now people can call me.” I am usually the first person in the office. I’m also responsible for the phones and the Internet, either one of which could have been causing the phone … Continue reading

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Off-Target Followers

Blogging and Social Media, if done well, are all about community. Unfortunately, like any real-world community, there are those stores you only shop in when you’re in a hurry, those streets you try to avoid and those people you politely … Continue reading

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Resource Theory

I’m pretty sure there’s an actual thing called resource theory. Maybe resources. I’m sure someone has lots to say about the way people use resources, as individuals and as a civilization. It’s not my field of expertise. That, in case … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Wendy’s Doors

In the comments of the post where I featured the doors of the Captain Benjamin Allyn house, Wendy mentioned that her great-great-great…great grandfather lived in Braintree, Massachusetts back in the 1600s. I told her that, if I ever had the … Continue reading

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