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Science Fair

Peter’s science fair was this evening. I think that he’s glad to be done with it, but it went pretty well. He gave lots of demos of his robot and answered lots of questions....

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Snow

We haven’t had much snow this winter, but today it looks a bit more like February should. All of the dogs in the neighborhood seemed to think it was pretty great. But some of...

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Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam

A couple of weeks ago I ran across this recipe for Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam, and I decided I had to try it. Last weekend I made a batch, but I hadn’t figured out...

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A Big Auction of Tiny Cars

Bruce Weiner is famous for his enormous collection of microcars. He has apparently decided that the hunt is better than the catch. Next week he is auctioning them all off. If you’re in Madison...

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The Servant of Two Masters

Last night we went to see the Yale Rep’s wonderful production of Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters. We saw the ART production years ago with Tommy Derrah as Truffaldino. That was a lot...

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The View From Your Window

I’m a big fan of the The View From Your Window contest on Andrew Sullivan’s blog. On Sunday he posts a picture and everyone has until Tuesday to guess where it was taken. The...

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Lost in Timbuktu

It was encouraging to hear yesterday that French and Malian troops had retaken the historic city of Timbuktu, but it was hard to take any joy in it when it was mixed with the...

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The Indian Queen

Last night we went to Jordan Hall to see the Handel & Haydn Society do Purcell’s The Indian Queen. Here they are getting set up between the preconcert talk and the concert. Before the...

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1265 Main

One of the biggest construction projects going on near us has been the demolition of the old Polaroid plant on 128. It’s an enormous project. They plan to replace the plant with more than...

Makeblock Kickstarter 0

Makeblock Kickstarter

The chassis for the robot Peter’s been working on is made of aluminum extrusions called Makeblocks. They’ve worked out very well. They’re robust and flexible. In addition, the holes line up with the holes...