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Marias and Lolo Passes, so much history and splendor

Tweet 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 the lowest passage for a railroad through the Rockies. Picture […]

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A 360 degree view of GE as it moves to Boston

Movement is good. If you're not moving, you're stagnating. [caption id="attachment_2926" align="alignright" width="150"] GE transformer plant in Pittsfield, 1950[/caption] This is the philosophy at General Electric (GE), which yesterday announced

Journalists will like Spotlight, the flick

As a lifelong journalist, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie Spotlight because it shows the power of persistent reporting in the face of long odds. "Show them. Don't tell

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,

Reaching the digital device breaking point

[caption id="attachment_2842" align="alignright" width="150"] Garmin left, Fitbit right.[/caption] "Log Food, Log Weight, Log Sleep, Log Water." LOG THIS! When I accidentally brought up this menu in my Fitbit Dashboard on

MacBook versus Windows 10 PC – no contest

MacBook or a Windows 10? That was a decision I faced after leaving my job July 17th (semi-retirement), which precipitated the return of my company-provided MacBook Pro. It was

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

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.

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