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Goodbye Facebook Goodbye

April 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

I made a big move recently. Actually it was a series of moves, some large, some small, all adding up in the end to one mammoth relocation. I lived in the Boston area, more or less, for 48 years, and at one location, a condo, in Cambridge for over 26 years (the longest continuous single […]

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Tags: Personal · personal · Uncategorized

I stand expanded upon…

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

I used to like to say, to friends (who were always far more indulgent of the, OK, sometimes obnoxious personae, as my friend Ezra Pound would call them, that I would adopt from to time), “God I hate to be right.” Well, the following doesn’t make me right, but it does substantiate (and give permission […]

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Tags: 02138 and environs · News · Personal · reminiscence

Plus ça Papelbon… plus c’est la même Buckner

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

No regrets here, as the news reaches me finally, mid-afternoon (because I’m now in another market—one with a team that clinched its division, has killer pitching, and an even better record than the Yankees… the pitcher business should tell you all, all by itself), and the NYTimes, which is my print news source (paper, the […]

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Invidious comparisons · local · national · News · Politics

02138 is moving

July 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Well, actually, I am moving, not the zip code, the area it represents, or this blog (or website). It’s a change of base of operations, home for lack of a better word. Though I can’t think of any better word than home. And so, in a figurative way, this virtual “02138,” the one always in […]

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Tags: News · personal · Personal · reminiscence

Corporate Fingers in the Workers’ Tipping Jar

March 21st, 2008 · No Comments

With the level of ferocity that only a former waiter forced by management to pool tips can feel, I had mixed emotions reading the LA Times account of a class action suit brought and won by a single Starbucks barista. The story is here: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-starbucks21mar21,0,50639.story Starbucks has indicated their determination to appeal “in the interests […]

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Tags: Culture · News

Great Dish

July 25th, 2007 · No Comments

I keep forgetting to mention this. There’s a not so new any more fine culinary addition to the choices in Davis Square. It’s called Sagra and it’s Italian. And 16 years later, like all good things, it’s long since gone away for good. [editor’s note: there were two URLs to follow, but either leads to […]

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Tags: Food · Local Food · News

Welcome Name Change—One Less Toscanini

July 11th, 2007 · No Comments

The local bakery, located just over the line in Somerville (zip code 02143), has changed its name. Originally “Toscanini & Son” (the first name change after the founding owners, who called their place Panini—yet didn’t sell sandwiches, even from their yeasty breads, until the very end of their tenure—sold to the present owners), the name […]

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