Author: Mike Garrity

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DBR1/2

Are you in the market for a car? One of my favorites is about to cross the block. It’s the car that I was talking about back in June. The one which Caroll Shelby...

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Peddocks Island

This summer they started running a water taxi from Georges Island to Peddocks Island in the Boston Harbor Islands park. We finally got a chance to go out there today. It was very foggy...

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Blue Moon

Tonight is a blue moon. That means a second full moon in a month. I expect that this one’s for Neil. Make sure you get outside and take a look at it.

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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...