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Identifying with “Disrupted: My Misadventures in the Start-Up Bubble”

“It’s vintage Dan hyperventilating about how he might never have a job or work again. Puhleez. Dan was already tech journalist rock star who could easily get a job even a super tight market for journalists.”

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Lumberjacks, Eric Lundquist and “Disrupted: My Misadventures in the Start-Up Bubble”

"In the blood" is a delightful remembrance of timbering in the northern Maine woods which thrived for about 100 years from the mid 1800s. Producer Sumner

Beside still waters: hiking and spirituality

[caption id="attachment_2971" align="alignright" width="300"] John S. Mercer[/caption] This is a Sunday sermon delivered by lifelong friend John Mercer at the First Religious Society on March 13, 2016. It's

Marias and Lolo Passes, so much history and splendor

Read Feb. 2, 2016 at Dick Purinton’s home in Byfield, Mass. On Dec. 11, 1889 in subzero temperatures, John Frank Stevens reached Marias Pass in northwest Montana and discovered

Playing the piano wearing mittens – a WWII travelogue

[caption id="attachment_2881" align="alignright" width="208"] Uncle John in high school[/caption] I called my 91-year-old uncle last week to let him know wife Ann and I were in Walla Walla,

The Dodge shoe dynasty of Newburyport, Mass.


Presented to the Tuesday Night Club, Feb. 3, 2015 (Grog, Prof. Lamberth, the host)

[caption id="attachment_2785" align="alignright" width="232"] (l. to r.) The Dodges:

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

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

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

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