Author: Chris Garrity


No Coffee!

We moved into the new Media Lab building a little more than a month ago. There were a lot of things that were not quite finished when we moved in, and there was a...


Tarragon Chicken Crêpes

I think I copied this recipe down from a magazine or newspaper back when I was in college. [Ok, this is just a little too weird – I just went searching for the original...


Spring coming!

This has been a weird winter. We’ve had very cold stretches, and some warmer days. According to the monthly summary in the Globe today, February was warmer than normal. I wish we still had...


Chicken Divan

There have to be a thousand recipes for Chicken Divan. I’ve been using a quick Chicken Divan recipe from a cookbook put out by the Lexington Preschool PTA (now called LexFUN) as a fundraiser....


New Year’s Day

We had our annual New Year’s day brunch today. Lots of people turned up. Lots of teenagers, A few little kids, and lots of old friends. There was tons of good food as usual...


Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Here’s what we’re doing tonight – tracking Santa (from NORAD). That’s right after our traditional Christmas Eve fondue dinner (Cheese fondue with Chocolate fondue for dessert).


2009: Year in Review

It’s been a good year for the Garritys. Tom is a sophomore in high school and Peter is in 7th grade. They both tower over me at this point, and I’m beginning to get...


Exquisite Corpse at Scratch Club

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get the kids in the Scratch Club to try new things. I decided to try something a little different this year. Since we have two classrooms,...


Rainy morning

This morning it was simply pouring rain and I didn’t think I’d get a walk at all before work. However, as I was checking my email the clouds suddenly blew apart and the sun...


Sudbury, the Big Nickel, and BIFs

When I lived in Canada as a child we were always taking these long road trips to see the sights. Some of the places were more interesting that others. One that I remember from...