Author: Chris Garrity


Mr. Biggins

Recently my mother shipped some things here that had been in storage in Oregon. In amongst the china and pictures was this coffee pot.  I do remember my parents using this coffee pot when...



Yesterday we visited Carcassonne. It was interesting to see the real city as we’ve been playing the game Carcassonne for years. Early parts of the castle are Roman, but came to look like the...



Even on a somewhat rainy day Mirepoix is quite charming. You can find more pictures on flickr.



Today to avoid the general strike in France we actually went up into the Pyrenées to Pas de la Casa in Andorra. Unfortunately I too busy enjoying the scenery on the way up to...


Media Lab 25th Anniversary

At this time of year the folks at the Media Lab usually demo the things they’re working on to the sponsors. This year the fall sponsor meeting was taken to the next level by...



After Yosemite, we spent some time in San Francisco. One of the highlights of that stop was a visit to the Exploratorium. The Exploratorium is sort of the granddaddy of all modern science museums....


Goodbye Google Wave

Google announced yesterday that they’ve stopped development on Google Wave. I’ve been using it to collaborate with widely distributed folks on one of my projects and it’s worked pretty well for us. On the...


No More Jolly Japes?

Growing up I loved reading Enid Blyton books, but they were starting to feel dated even when I was reading them in the 60s and 70s. Apparently the publisher is going to address this...


Mango Sorbet

The other evening we were having dinner at Solea restaurant in Waltham. Across the street is one of Waltham’s Indian grocery stores, New Apna Bazar. Right now seems to be mango season as they...


Middlesex Fells

Today we did a short hike on the Skyline Trail in Middlesex Fells. We went down to the south end of the Fells, and climbed up to Wright’s Tower to get a nice view...