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The king and I

Posted by on Apr 23, 2010 in News & Events |

I was a high-school senior in spring 1979 (the exact date is lost to history – sorry) when I saw Elvis Costello and the Attractions at Boston’s Orpheum Theater for the first time. This past week, I saw Elvis. Thirty-one years. This time, the backup band was a six-piece country-bluegrass outfit (every man-jack an all-star, by the way, but...

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Sold a book – time to get to work

Posted by on Feb 28, 2010 in News & Events | 6 comments

Back when I used to work for somebody other than myself for a living, I managed to earn a promotion or two (God knows how). The sweetest (albeit briefest) times, I came to realize, were those between the announcement of the promotion and the morning the new duties started. Flattering memos! Attaboys! Drinks on us! I’m now in the writer’s...

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Race video from the archives!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in News & Events |

Found some in-car video shot by my friend and teammate, Jeff Harding. The race took place a few years ago at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. I am not driving the car the camera’s mounted in; I’m in a green-and-orange Mazda RX-7. This first sequence shows me, then Jeff, passing a red BMW to take the lead in the race’s early stages. It’s...

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Trend watch: logos

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in News & Events |

Last spring, I took the family to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. The lapel stickers they pass out to indicate you’ve paid caught my eye. (Sorry about the bad cell-phone pic, by the way.) Hating the weak teal color but loving the M in a box, I saved the sticker with an eye toward stealing the look for letterhead or a...

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