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Eulogy for a Christmas Tree

And it was just me and the tree. I felt I owed the tree some company on its last night with us.

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How to Handle A Restaurant Maelstrom – Get the Crayons!

The difference between blacklisting a restaurant and endorsing it, is less about how perfect the dinner goes than it is about the reaction of the staff when all goes wrong, as long as the food is good.

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When You Find Your People, You Just Know

I introduced myself...her name also began with an "A", we shared a hairdo, and an unadventurous sense of tidy, comfortable, mostly classic style, our birthdays are a few weeks apart (Yes, I had to ask if she was a Virgo.) We chuckled at our connection and she headed to the door.(admittedly within a very small parameter) when people are doing things the wrong way.

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The Lingering Effects of Being Bitten by the Ad Bug?

A couple of months ago I got a shared email with a photo showing our old ad agency being torn down to make room for condos. Daniel F. Sullivan Company, 1266 Soldiers Field Road, Boston was going to exist exclusively in memories

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Flotsam & Jetsam of the Radio Waves

...my gig as a guest on a radio show where nothing is scripted and predictability is for cowards

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Feast of the 3 Saints is After All a FEAST

If there is anything I remember about my Italian stepfather it was him saying after every pant busting, dozen course meal "Did you get enough to eat?"

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Suburban Myth – What’s Gnu in small town Massachusetts

I defy anyone from having a more bizarre experience than Jon and I did today.

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Anniversary Dinner #8 Sustainable, Local and Compassionate – Just like us.

Blue Moon Evolution as a restaurant is committed to farm to table, sustainable food practices and compassionate care of livestock all while being stunningly delicious.