General Misc.

Thomas Saves the Day

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Thomas Saves the Day is a live-performance musical starring every boy’s favorite tank engine. The play is less than 90 minutes and that includes a 20 minute long intermission. Besides Thomas there his his best friend Percy (the little green tank engine best known for pulling the mail on time), Sir Topham Hatt (also known [...]

Pumpkin carvings

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The pictures below are from the Southborough pumpkin lighting on October 10, 2010. Perhaps they can serve as inspiration for your pumpkin carving!

Pictures of pumpkins eating pumpkins

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The pictures below are from the Southborough pumpkin lighting on October 10, 2010. These particular pictures show pumpkins that devour other pumpkins. Sorry about the shoddy quality, I just couldn’t get the flash to behave well.

How to catch a squirrel in a house: Trap it in a cage

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Squirrels are pretty cute little animals when they hop around in your back yard or chase each other up and down trees. They are real pests, however, when they make their way into your house. Squirrels are furry little rodents who seem compelled to chew on anything made of wood and they can cause substantial [...]

A sweet suite at The Hilton New York hotel

Monday, August 9th, 2010

My wife stayed at The Hilton New York while visiting New York City recently. Her late evening check-in, the availability of rooms and the kindness of front-desk worker all aligned in such a happy way that she was upgraded to a pretty spectacular spacious suite with a grand view of Central Park. Here are some [...]

Can one call it a “questionable” use of quotation marks?

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

A photograph of a sign in a Pottery Barn Kids store at Burlington Mall in Burlington, Massachusetts: Are they sure it’s “”their” space” and not “their “space”?” …as long as it isn’t a spelling bee Here’s a sign from a CVS store in Winchester in Massachusetts: A question mark would have been in order in [...]

Little Baby, Big Building

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

My son, impressed by the new W hotel in downtown Boston.

Christmas Tree

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Bass Pro – known from the famous jingle “The Best Gillette Can Get” – has a tremendous Christmas tree at its Patriots Place store. That store is a great shopping experience.

ALCS wrap up

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

What did the Iraqis find after America left their country? A Red Sock on every base. [Uh, wait a minute, the Sox just tied the game. Holy cow. And fifteen minutes past midnight they won the came! Quite a turnabout. On to Game 6. Wrap up Tampa Bay's world championship hopes and send them burning [...]

Together we can hope for sacrifice

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Whenever I hear politicians or pundits talk about the American people making sacrifices I think of store parking lots and the enormous sacrifice shoppers routinely choose not to make. I’m talking about returning one’s shopping cart to a shopping cart corral. Sometimes it’s an arduous six feet journey, sometimes it’s a 100 feet death march [...]