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Reason #363 why I am destined to be an eternal intern... (see video)

Posted 3/7/2012 3:55:00 PM

A Humble Experience

Posted 11/10/2011 4:54:00 PM

Today I volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank. I worked on the loading dock. Through out the day trucks pulled up we piled on sacks of potatoes onions and cabbages. Loaded on boxes of cereal and toiletries. All these will be heading out to the more then 600 food banks and shelters throughout Massachusetts.

 While working on the dock we met many of the people who run these food banks and shelters. Hearing their stories really opened my eyes. Some are in so much need that they only can open their doors 3 days a week because that is all they have enough food for. Others have to put limits on how much food families can take so that they have enough to go around. The many things we take for granted everyday, are not a luxury for others.

 The need for food has grown even more this year ...

The Lost Art of Being Civil

Posted 8/19/2011 12:00:00 AM

Today as I was walking out of Dunkin Donuts with many coffees in hand (7 to be exact) the gentleman coming in kindly stepped aside, held the door for me and said with a smile on this face that I could go thru.  I thanked him and as I entered the hall way to the second door to the outside, a lady plows thru the door without a care in the world nearly hitting me and letting the door slam in my face.  Kind? NO. Rude? YES!

I feel the art of being civil (thank you Ken West for your help) is exiting the world. Some people will see you are in need of assistance and help you out. Others don’t even bother to because it has nothing to do with THEM.  Where has kindness gone?

It makes me wonder why you cannot take 5 seconds to stop and help someone out. Are ...

Nerd Alert: Jump on your Nimbus 2000 to the Deathly Hallows Part 2!

Posted 7/12/2011 10:06:00 AM

The Deathly Hallows Part 2 has lived up to the hype. Although it was dark, bleak and there were a lot of deaths, it was the perfect end to the Harry Potter era.

I am glad that they made the last book installment into two separate movies because if it was squeezed into one, it would not have done the series justice. By extending it, they were allowed to stay true to the story and not leave it feeling incomplete. I recommend seeing the movie in 3D. The special effects were amazing and really pulled you into the film and made you feel as if you were right there along side them!

You got chills while watching Lord Voldemort, fall in love with the innocents and flightiness of Luna and clapped when Ron and Hermione finally, well you know if you read the books, if not I don't want to ...

Are Sox fans calling the red sox out only six games into the season?

Posted 4/7/2011 4:28:00 PM

The sights and sounds of Fenway being open for the season are just a few short hours away.  Just like any other Bostonian I live for this time of year, baseball season.  Yeah I know that the Sox will be 0-6 going into a big opening day/weekend series against the Yanks but unlike most fans at this point, I am not ready to leap from the Zakim just yet!

 So what if all the experts are saying no one has ever come back from a start like this. Come on this is the Sox we are talking about!  People were counting us out when we came back from that 3-1 deficit in the 2004 ALS to beat the Evil Empire.

Have some forgotten that we have suffered 86 years of heartache before they won two world series? Are people just used to the sox having a winning edge? I am ...