Monthly Archives: November 2009

Hero-Worshiping Guitar Player

When I was in college, I played music with a fellow named Tony Benoit. (If you’d like to read the text of an insightful and thought-provoking/action-recommending speech he gave on why we have environmental problems, you may do so now.) … Continue reading

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My Santana Problem

Fine. I’ll admit it. I like Carlos Santana. Not the resurgent, iPod friendly, Michelle Branch cum Matchbox 20 Santana of several years back, but the Evil Ways-Black Magic Woman -Oye Como Va-Santana of the hippie era. Heck, I even dig … Continue reading

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Trivial Pursuits

It must have been 1995. I was having dinner with a bunch of friends in a house where I had formerly lived in Cambridge. It was a fairly typical evening for me back then (in the pre-kids era), partying and … Continue reading

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Sons of Surgeons

I was once in an alt-rockin’ trio called “Spanking Machine.”  The fellow who played bass, Kurt, was the son of a brain surgeon. My father, it just so happened, was an orthopedic surgeon. One day, Kurt said that we should … Continue reading

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The Litl Difference

Litl launched the litl (though Wired seems to think it’s called “the Webbook”– clarification guys?) yesterday and they invited folks to check it out at the local Starbucks (here’s some photographic proof that I was in attendance). Given my years … Continue reading

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Helping Out the Litl People

A bunch of folks I’ve known for a while have today introduced a “webbook” called the “litl.” As I understand it, what differentiates a “webbook” from a “netbook” is that the former has no hard-drive and all of your stuff … Continue reading

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