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Here Comes Santa Claus, Ready Or Not

P.G. Wodehouse got it right, I think: “Christmas has us by the throat again.” You barely get the Thanksgiving dishes cleared off the table before Father Christmas puts a headlock on you and drags you off to the mall, subjects you to the Christmas Music Torture and vacuums out your wallet. This is why we […]

A Walk In The Woods, Digging The Georges River Canal, Thinking About Alewives

Tucked into a clearing where Route 90 crosses the Georges River, in Warren, is little Payson Park, where local moms bring their kids to play. Cross the river on the footbridge and take a walk into history, along an almost forgotten man-made waterway that was begun in 1794 and was operated for a number of […]

Baseball, Fishing, and Radio — The Trifecta That Brought Me And Ted Williams Together

Fishing and baseball. Their seasons are aligned almost perfectly. Opening Day arrives at Fenway Park and Upper Dam in April, a few days apart. The Red Sox season just ended, in October; fishing continues at the Dam through the Sox-less World Series and Thanksgiving, for the angler who doesn’t mind flirting with frostbite. At camp […]