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About Me: I'm a 63 year old Scot who's lived in MA for 27 years. I work for a major insurance company in Boston and also work occasionally as a freelance journalist. My interests include birding, soccer and baseball.
Comment on: Broken Back Bay Station clock stays broken - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/07/2013 09:57:53 EDT
I enjoy reading this column every week but surely we need a little sanity here. Broken clock, you say? Venture down to the platforms (Commuter Rail) and visit Dickensian-style accommodations where die more »
Comment on: ESPN scores with US-Panama soccer broadcast - Connecticut - Boston.com
Posted 06/13/2013 09:08:01 EDT
I watched the rerun on my laptop via Espn's Watch feature and the commentary by Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman was running a little behind the action. At first I thought they were messing around. So th more »
Comment on: The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company has the inside track at the T - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/10/2013 01:39:12 EST
When I visited the National Railway Museum in York, England three decades back I was able to admire the relics of the steam, diesel and electric engines that pulled trains all over Britain. Now, that more »
Comment on: 'Revolution hire ex-defender Jay Heaps as coach'
Posted 11/17/2011 09:25:34 EST
I too have my doubts. Having followed "football" for nigh on 50 years, I agree with the poster above. If the Revs want to win it all, they need a winning team and a coach who can bring them to that le more »
Comment on: Nearly 8,000 homes still in the dark - Metro Desk - Local news updates from The Boston Globe
Posted 11/06/2011 04:04:40 EST
I keep hearing that our political masters are going to conduct investigations on the "poor response" of utilities. I find that a little hard to take. When you have an electrical power delivery system more »
Comment on: Sun%20sets%20on%20England%2C%20rising%20for%20US
Posted 07/04/2010 03:44:36 EDT
I have no intention of joining this sterile debate about the state of soccer in England from whence I came, and the USA, where I have lived for 25 years. I was excited abou. Perhaps this is worth noti more »
Comment on: 'Revolution find offense in win over D.C.'
Posted 04/04/2010 12:42:34 EDT
Mansally really was the game changer but the defense more than did it's part in this game. I was impressed with their discipline but then it should come as no surprise given Steve Nichol's roots as on more »
Comment on: Holiday%20Cheers
Posted 12/24/2009 03:56:03 EST
I thought the Revs at one time were looking at stadium sites around the area, including Boston. What's the latest on that, I wonder? As to the first comment: here's the answer. How many sports do you more »
Comment on: 'Repackaging music from the era when packaging mattered'
Posted 04/18/2009 10:16:35 EDT
It never ceases to amaze me how the record industry continues to come up with all these ideas to make money. The fact of the matter is that they charge way too much for their products, especially give more »