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On Saturday, we climbed Middle & North Sugarloaf in the White Mountains. The weather was great (much better than the same day last year). These are easy hikes, although the end of Middle Sugarloaf...


Photoshopping Fireworks

Grumping about what the national TV broadcast has done the the 4th of July Pops concert has become a family hobby in recent years. This year they really outdid themselves by cutting away to...


Greetings to my Parental Units

Tom’s in New Zealand for a couple of weeks. We asked him to stay in touch, but weren’t really expecting much. Yesterday, this came: Sounds like he’s adjusting quite well.


More Glass

Pete finished his glassblowing class. Today he  brought home the rest of the things he made in class. Here are pictures of some of them: I like the variety of different techniques they taught...


Gumbo Z’Herbes

We’ve started getting a share from Wilson’s new CSA this summer. Last week we ended up with a lot of greens. Between the bunches of kale and chard, the leafy tops of the beets,...


Extreme Sailing

The Extreme Sailing Series is racing in Boston this weekend. We went down to watch them yesterday. There were three types of boats racing. Courageous Sailing had a bunch of kids out there in...

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10000 Things

For graduation season, Christa Lopes posted a list of 10000 (binary) things that every CS major should have done before graduating. It starts with 0000 (buy your own domain name), and ends with 1111...


That’s some hot glass (about 2100°F)

This week, I’m taking a class at Diablo Glass School. The class is very fun and I’ve made a few things so far. The one pictured below is the paperweight I made. The process...


Chihuly at the MFA

We visited the MFA today to see the Chihuly ‘Through the Looking Glass’ exhibit with Peter. I’ve been fascinated by Dale Chihuly’s glass installations ever since seeing a program about his installation of enormous...