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  • Forum Post: Best and worst of Boston?

    Posted 02/26/2013 08:15:35 EST

    When it comes to classical music, Boston should be much lower on the list. It's a great city for instrumentalists, church choristers, and for early music fans. If you love opera, especially the repert more »

  • Forum Post: What are your favorite time-wasting web sites?

    Posted 12/18/2011 04:57:07 EST

    Aside from the obvious — Facebook, Google+, icanhascheezburger.com, livejournal.com, YouTube, and email, I enjoy the following: http://gothamist.com http://www.boingboing.net http://getoutoftherecat.t more »

  • Forum Post: Facebook's changes

    Posted 09/27/2011 02:30:16 EDT

    I use Facebook to keep up with my family. We're spread out and and most of us are poor at keeping in touch. I can handle whatever changes are thrown at me -- so far. However, I am always having to che more »

  • Forum Post: Healthy foods you hated as a child

    Posted 07/06/2011 03:02:02 EDT

    Onions (still do, except in cooking, where they are a must)  Beef and calves' liver  Liverwurst Codfish cakes.  Canned spinach  Canned asparagus.  Canned potatoes Canned carrots Canned grapefruit and more »

  • Forum Post: How do you save money on clothes?

    Posted 04/07/2011 03:23:50 EDT

    Here's what I do: Use thrift shops, and the like Buy from discount stores like Filene's Basement when there is a sale or on discount websites/outlets like LLBean, etc. (I miss the original Basement th more »

  • Forum Post: Your very first music purchase

    Posted 03/06/2011 01:20:51 EST

    LP: a complete recording of Lily Pons singing Lucia di Lammermoor. Others in the cast included Richard Tucker and James McCracken, and it was conducted by Fausto Cleva. I still have it. Yes, my tastes more »

  • Forum Post: Why do you live in the Boston area?

    Posted 01/22/2011 12:58:11 EST

    I'm a Yankee, and my family goes back here quite a few generations. Boston is a beautiful, livable city, and New England — where it hasn't been ruined by strip malls, McMansions, and the rest of subur more »

  • Forum Post: What makes a great workplace?

    Posted 11/16/2010 11:45:01 EST

    What the others said about pay, benefits, and being treated with common courtesy and fairness. About decency and fairness: I would like to see an employer who has the courage to stand up for you. A wh more »

  • Forum Post: What are some of the best and worst things about Boston?

    Posted 11/09/2010 02:36:01 EST

    Best: It's a beautiful, livable city. It's heaven for choristers and early music people. We have the Boston Symphony Orchestra and all the great things that go with it. Worst: NYC beats Boston hands d more »

  • Forum Post: Tipping: 18% on pre-tax, or final bill amount (including taxes)?

    Posted 07/27/2010 06:16:01 EDT

    Plasko, I bussed and waited on tables to get me through college. Now I am someone who gets waited on, so I see both sides. I am not rich either. However, I still say that you should tip based on the p more »

  • Forum Post: Tipping: 18% on pre-tax, or final bill amount (including taxes)?

    Posted 07/25/2010 10:20:54 EDT

    Good luck trying to put a roof over your head on minimum wage. I dare you to try it. Hooters? I won't even bother to comment. In Response to Re: Tipping: 18% on pre-tax, or final bill amount (includin more »

  • Forum Post: Tipping: 18% on pre-tax, or final bill amount (including taxes)?

    Posted 07/25/2010 02:12:32 EDT

    I always tip on the post-tax bill, but then I know exactly how hard these people work. I was also taught that this was standard etiquette.    Plasko:   Let's be honest with ourselves. Like most of the more »