Archive for July, 2011

New England was made for Fall – cool, comfortable days, crisp nights, brilliant foliage, corn stalks, pumpkins, and the smell of burning leaves. The Fall of 1972 was an exciting time for me. I was 13 and at the height of my Red Sox obsession. I’d suffered through a strike-marred spring and followed the Sox’ […]


This week ends the Space Shuttle Program. 135 flights, 5 spacecraft built, 2 lost with crew. The accomplishments of the program are immense, launching satellites, building the International Space Station, repairing the Hubble Space Telescope and many, many more. Last week The President marked the end of the program with these words: “Well, this mission […]


Effective July 1st, Massachusetts sales tax law changed for companies that sell cell phones. As we all know, when you “upgrade” your phone, ie buy a new phone and resign a new two-year agreement, the cell companies offer you a huge discount on the cost of the phone. For example, if you buy an iPhone […]