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Roast Beef with all the Trimmings

Ok, we did end up getting a ridiculously large roast. On the other hand, it cooked up beautifully.  I followed the process described for Classic Prime Rib, but rubbed the outside with the spices...

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Ice Spike

Have you ever seen an ice spike? They occur sometimes when the surface of a body of water freezes quickly. When the water below the surface freezes, it expands and forces itself out through...

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Christmas Eve

We hope that your family’s Christmas Eve has been as nice as ours has this year. The weather in Lexington has been wonderful this year. On the first day of winter it was in...

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2011: Year in Review

It’s been a very busy year at our house. Peter finished middle school and moved up to the high school. Tom is now a senior, and a lot of the year was spent in...

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Finally some Basketball

The 2011-2012 season may not get started until Christmas Day, but yesterday was the first time that Celtics fans could get a look at this year’s potential Celtics at an open Practice held at...

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Vijay Iyer Trio

Last night we went to see Vijay Iyer’s trio at the Berklee Performance Center. They were really something. Their music is really complex, with lots of different threads orbiting around each other. But it...

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1959

I really enjoyed this BBC documentary called 1959: The Year that Changed Jazz. Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4 It’s focuses on the albums Kind of Blue, Time Out, Mingus Ah Um,...

Asteroid Discovery Visualization 0

Asteroid Discovery Visualization

This is a great visualization of all of the asteroids discovered between 1980 and 2011. I’m linking to it instead of embedding it because you’re going to want to go play it at really...

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First App

Tom’s a Senior this year, so we’ve been very busy with the college application process (link1, link2). He reached a big milestone tonight. He pressed the submit button on his first application. Yeah! Go...

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Fall Berries

It was in the high 50’s a sunny most of the weekend, so we spent most of the four days outside doing things like raking. We may not have had many acorns this year,...