Author: Mike Garrity

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...

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Mt Monadnock

The other day we hiked up Mount Monadnock. It was a nice day for a hike, and it was cooler up at the top of the mountain. Chris spent a lot of the hike...

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An Exciting Fourth

We went down to the Esplanade for the Fourth this year. It was a beautiful day, but it felt a lot worse than it looks in this picture. It was quite hot and muggy....

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Fairhaven Bay

It’s been really hot in Lexington this weekend. This morning we decided we needed to get on the water. We went to the South Bridge Boathouse in Concord and rented some kayaks. For a...

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Custom House Clock

They’ve recently been doing some work on the clock in the Custom House tower. Here’s a picture I took of the workers hanging on the outside of the tower last week. The Globe had...

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Exa

During the 80’s and 90’s I was involved with quite a string of startups. Each one was an interesting story. Some folded, some split into pieces, some sold to bigger companies, and some changed...

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Diana Krall at Tanglewood

Saturday night we went out to Tanglewood to hear Diana Krall in the Shed. We’d been looking forward to this for a long time. We got the tickets back in March, and the seats...

Teach with Portals 0

Teach with Portals

Last year Valve was included in the Digital Promise project launched by the Department of Education. At the recent Games for Change Festival, they recently unveiled Teach With Portals. This uses Steam for Schools...