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USA Hockey Needs to Reign In Apathetic Referees

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

I had to admonish a youth hockey referee today (I took his picture since he wouldn’t give me his name). It’s rare that this happens, but it happens probably once per year. It could be stopped, but USA Hockey is clearly not interested in solving this problem they have. Youth hockey referees are out there […]

Since August I’ve Lost One Pound Per Week … Easily.

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

During the last week of July 2013, Lisa noticed an article in Bottom Line Personal entitled, “I’m Kicking the Sugar Habit!” We receive BLP in print form every two weeks, but most of the articles make it online, this among them. The article laid out a really simple, four-week plan that basically is geared to […]

PSNH – Why Don’t We Bury The Power Lines?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

We live in the Wedgewood subdivision of Durham, a.k.a. ‘Tree-mageddon’ during this last storm. It’s 12:01pm on Tuesday, March 2nd, and we still don’t have power restored. We’re doing OK, we’re on a generator, and thankfully the temperatures have been above freezing so there hasn’t been much concern for us. The problem is, we’re used […]

Twitter Really Is The Best Place To Find Me

Friday, June 12th, 2009

I’ve been using Twitter actively for about 18 months now and find micro-blogging is much easier to fit into the flow of my day. I’m not closing my blog down here at all — I’ll continue to post to it with the same frequency I have — just wanted you all aware there was another […]

My New Exercise Routine

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Thankfully I’m blessed with a metabolism strong enough to keep me relatively svelte without having to kill myself with exercise. My Italian wife’s excellent cooking definitely keeps me honest in that department, though, and I guess playing the drums regularly works to stem the tide a bit. The net is I don’t have to exercise […]

Of Ballots and Thumbs

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I voted in my first Presidential primary today. Such is life as a New Hampshire resident, and it’s always good to take part in the democratic process. After all, it’s voting and opposable thumbs that gives us that great feeling of superiority, isn’t it? One thing struck me, though. To vote, all I did was […]

I guess it’s all relative…

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

oh, well, of course we noticed the people who slammed on their brakes when they hit a bridge, which is what made us decide to head home and heed the mayor’s warning.Well, this morning, I got this e-mail from our town of Durham, New Hampshire:Because of the high heat index today, we have made arrangements toutilize the air conditioned meeting room at the Durham Town Office as acooling off location for individuals who perhaps do not have airconditioning at home or are in need of a break from the heat…. Ifyou or someone you know is in need of a cool location in order to findrespite from the heat, please stop by the Durham Town Office located at15 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH.

Location, Location, Location — Does it Matter beyond Real Estate?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

about the USDA’s recently revised food pyramid(s) versus Harvard’s pyramid (a good read, I might add, though it’s only available in print, I believe!)…. With this new-fangled Internet thingy, not to mention cable and satellite television, we can get our news, entertainment, and heck, even tangible goods from just about anywhere on the planet.

The Little Things We Take for Granted

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Yay.Well, today, about 2 weeks after the onset, I noticed my right cheek twitching, which it has done on occasion basically since this all started…. A small step, but HUGE in that it’s a step in the right direction.Maybe this thing won’t last too long after all…

The Milkman, er, lady: a story of convergence, enlightenment, and good clean living

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

of having the milkbox outside the door, and the weekly visits from the mlkman delivering tasty treats. Well, that prompted a quick Google Local search (still in beta, of course!), and result number one was, as you might guess, a goldmine.This morning, the Little Milk Man (which is a company run by and employing only women, funnily enough) arrived, complete with the old-fashioned truck, delivering those same tasty treats I remember.