Category Archives: Life

My Idea

There’s a story we like to tell about my middle brother, Matt, and the fact that he sometimes doesn’t like to do things if they weren’t his idea. I’ll probably screw up the specifics, but it revolves around the fact … Continue reading

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Can I Write?

I’ve had kind of an up and down last couple months, and part of the reason is that I’ve started writing again. Specifically, I’m taking a writing class with Grub Street, which is a creative writing organization in Boston that … Continue reading

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Tax-free weekend

Massachusetts is celebrating our annual tax-free weekend. This is not a good time to go to Ikea, Target, or a furniture store, unless you’re hell-bent on making a purchase large enough to justify saving 6 cents on the dollar, or … Continue reading

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Social Media Audiences

I think I get that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and a personal blog are for separate and distinct purposes; however, in my case (in the case of most people not Building Their Personal Brand), the audiences overlap so much that it’s … Continue reading

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out of exile

Well, here I am. If something is your sole source of income, it’s your job. If it doesn’t make you any money and/or costs you money, it’s a hobby. Profit-generating hobbies are somewhere in-between. I think most blogs fall on … Continue reading

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long-term jobs

My dad retired from his job of 35 years on Friday. Having a truly long-term job is uncommon–even in his age group, only about 28% stay in one place for over 20 years. Continue reading

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freelancing lessons: part 1

I’ve been promising to share some of the lessons learned from my year of freelancing. Here’s one: you can’t put each of your fingers in a separate pie and expect to just eat the most delicious one. When I started … Continue reading

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…that many failures

I was just reading this article about the Airbus A380 that had an engine blow up (they landed safely), and this quote from the interview caught my eye: “…the fuel dumping system had failed and we were about 50 tonnes … Continue reading

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the challenge of choice

I’ve just finished looking through hundreds of channels, our DVR, and an on-demand video service, and I’m right back to the laptop. I can’t help but wonder if “57 channels and nothing on” is actually caused by too much choice … Continue reading

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I’m back!

I’ve been away from blogging for a bit, as you can see. It’s not the first time I’ve put the keyboard down for awhile; this time, the main impetus is a career realignment. I’ve decided to close up shop as … Continue reading

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