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The Dodge shoe dynasty of Newburyport, Mass.

Tweet “Dynasty” Presented to the Tuesday Night Club, Feb. 3, 2015 (Grog, Prof. Lamberth, the host) Little recently has been written about Newburyport’s once booming shoe industry in which my forebears played a large if not dominant role. However, much of it […]

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Tribute to my colleague, classmate and “pal” Eric Lundquist

[caption id="attachment_2709" align="alignright" width="150"] "Pals" at the 2013 Lobster Ride and Roll[/caption] I first met Eric Lundquist in the Fall of 1976. We were both graduate

Pan Mass IV letter – a wet and wild ride

Dear Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) sponsors and friends, As many of you know, the Pan Mass Challenge was this past weekend - 192 miles cycling from Sturbridge, Mass. to

An ex-cabbie’s view: Leave Uber alone

Print newspapers have nearly been put out of existence by the Internet, but they never went running to the authorities to bar the web sites.

Pan Mass Challenge III – shorter but just as rewarding

[caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="242"] l. to r. Barb, me, Steve, Suzie and Jonathan[/caption] My third Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) was shorter this year, but just as

Which price is it, Amazon?

I love shopping at Amazon, but find it a bit confusing sometimes:

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Pet damage and accidents cost owners $3B annually: “Overweight, Overprotective and Coddled Pets Most Dangerous”

I usually hit the delete button, but this press release about household damaged caused by pets caught my eye. It's interesting and amusing enough where I said to

Why I despise car shopping

I knew it would be a waste of two hours. The salesman would go through the usual interrogation, asking me for contact information, what colors I liked, how

Gun control: it’s just common sense.

I read this paper on gun control to the Tuesday night Club on April 2, 2013 Propelled by the tragic shootings in Newtown, the rancorous gun

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