Author: Mike Garrity

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Fred Data

Listening to the news from the RNC convention this week, I’ve been suffering from a bit of cognitive dissonance. A number of the economic “facts” they’ve been quoting don’t seem to jibe with what...

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National Museum of the USAF

We’re back home from taking Tom to college. On the way out, we made a couple of short stops to break up the trip. While we were passing through Dayton, we spent an hour...

Son of Boss 1

Son of Boss

Peter Reilly has an interesting theory on what’s behind Mitt not releasing his old tax returns. Of course, you have to take this with a grain of salt, because it’s Forbes magazine, and you know...

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Coriolanus

We went to see Coriolanus at Shakespeare on the Common last night. This year, before the play each night, they have a band from the NEC playing on stage. Last night, they had Michael...

On the road with Mitt 0

On the road with Mitt

Our former governor’s having a nice trip this summer, isn’t he? I liked the Guardian’s quote from Carl Lewis today. Some Americans shouldn’t leave the country. It probably would have been a lot smarter...

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Amanita

I’m no great shakes at identifying fungi, but I’m pretty sure that this cutey I found growing in Turkey Patch is a member of the famous Amanita genus. That’s definitely a genus you treat...

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The Mathematics of Tomato Cages

Chris recently bought some new cages for supporting the tomatoes. They’re a bit fancier than our old ones. They look like this: There are three poles which you stick into the dirt. Then you...

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Mt Monadnock

The other day we hiked up Mount Monadnock. It was a nice day for a hike, and it was cooler up at the top of the mountain. Chris spent a lot of the hike...

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An Exciting Fourth

We went down to the Esplanade for the Fourth this year. It was a beautiful day, but it felt a lot worse than it looks in this picture. It was quite hot and muggy....

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Fairhaven Bay

It’s been really hot in Lexington this weekend. This morning we decided we needed to get on the water. We went to the South Bridge Boathouse in Concord and rented some kayaks. For a...