Archive for 2009



The Sad Demise of a Subaru SVX

So there I was, cruising down I-93 in New Hampshire heading to work, approaching the Mass. border at 70 miles/hr. in heavy traffic, listening to the radio and envisioning myself at today’s 10 a.m. meeting. Suddenly, something under the hood went BAM!. The engine died, the windshield was covered in liquid, and smoke or steam – I couldn’t tell which – billowed from every crack and crevice. Somehow, I managed to wrestle the car to the side of the road and get it stopped without the aid of hydraulics and without hitting anything.

My first thought was of the cell…

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Holiday Newsletter – 2008

January 4, 2009

Dear Friends,

Due to my laziness and a case of writer’s block, there was no holiday letter last year. I will not be permitted to get away with that two years running, so let’s play catch-up.

Since establishing our nest more than 30 years ago, Kris and I have looked forward to the day when we would complete the cycle and become “empty nesters.” The prospect has been tantalizing-just the two of us in a cozy space, living a life suddenly made simple and uncluttered. Although both boys are grown and educated, so far the only nest-like…

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Holiday Newsletter – 2008

January 4, 2009

Dear Friends,

Due to my laziness and a case of writer’s block, there was no holiday letter last year. I will not be permitted to get away with that two years running, so let’s play catch-up.

Since establishing our nest more than 30 years ago, Kris and I have looked forward to the day when we would complete the cycle and become “empty nesters.” The prospect has been tantalizing—just the two of us in a cozy space, living a life suddenly made simple and uncluttered. Although both boys are grown and educated, so far the only nest-like…

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