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More from Block Island

One evening after dinner the sun was going down, and it was a beautiful clear night. It was one of those sunsets where every minute the sky looked better than the minute before. I...

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What do you do with Zucchini?

We’ve been having a lot of fun with the Wilson’s CSA. This week we got a bunch of zucchini and summer squash along with an eggplant. Well obviously the first thing that comes to...

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DeltaWing Racing Car

One of the most interesting racing car designs in recent years is the DeltaWing. It was designed as an Indy car when the IRL was looking for a standard chassis. Dallara won that contract,...

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Salps

On our last day on Block Island, the beach was covered with these things: They’re clear and squishy, and about the size of a marble. I’ve seen them once or twice before on Plum...

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Goodbye Greeny

23 years ago, Massachusetts switched from one green license plate to two red ones. There were good reasons for this, but a lot of people have resisted the change. I didn’t go as far...

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Block Island on our own

We’re back from a week at Block Island. We left all the electronics behind, and the world seems to have survived. This was our first time on Block Island, and we took advantage of...

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Byron the Bulb goes Web 2.0

If you’ve read Gravity’s Rainbow, you’ll remember the story of Byron the Bulb (if not you can read the excerpt here). He’s a conscious, immortal light bulb who was born in Budapest before the...

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What’s the French for Encore?

One of the events in Boston every summer is the Bastille Day party at the French Library. We’d always heard that it was great fun. They close off part of Marlborough street and have...

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Pioppi

There was an interesting article on NPR this morning about how diets are changing in Italy. They visited Pioppi, where Ancel Keys first came up with the idea of the Mediterranean diet. Today the...

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Tukboki

Tonight we went to our favorite Japanese restaurant. I felt like trying something new, so I looked down the menu and ordered a Korean dish named Tukboki. After the waitress had left, the owner...