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I witnessed the greatest engineering feat of the 20th century – I saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon. It was humanity’s first, tentative step beyond our home planet and one that we have not repeated since 1972.

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We’ve completed another revolution around the sun and 2018 has ended. It’s time for my annual reading recap. I start each year with several goals: I want to read a minimum of 20 books, I want to read at least one classic, I try to read one book about baseball. For the ninth consecutive year, […]


We’ve reached the end of 2017 and it’s time for my annual reading recap. I start each year with several goals:

I want to read a minimum of 20 books,
I want to read at least one classic,
I try to read one book about baseball


As the moon’s shadow raced towards us, nearly upon us, I realized the cicadas had stopped their incessant chirping. That sound is so ubiquitous, its absence was obvious. As the moon fully blocked the sun, it was as if someone had turned out the lights. The difference between 99% and 100% is dramatic – it has to be seen to be believed. 


The Hollywood-Haverhill connection is where we will find our story. There is, in fact, a second, less well known Haverhill-Hollywood connection. It’s a story that links together Haverhill, alleged ax-murder Lizzie Borden, President Theodore Roosevelt, the United States Supreme Court, a naval destroyer and, of course, Hollywood.


I love seeing photo galleries of life hacks. You know, those uber-creative solutions to life’s little challenges – things that just make your life easier.


That’s how I feel about Boston radio. The changes have been so slow, so incremental, that I didn’t notice what rubbish I have been listening too until I stepped back and took a break.