Sleeping with the fishes

IMG_5446.JPG(If you think the title is about The Godfather then you’d best change course and find something else to browse!)

Last weekend I joined my daughter, her girl scout troop, and 10 other troops from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut for a sleepover at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. There were approximately 100 girls and about 50 parents (4 of whom were dads).

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No joke

Today is April Fool’s day. A day of pranks and jokes.

However this is real this morning.

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The Twitterverse takes a hit

About 20 years ago I was lucky enough to know someone who worked for British Airways. Through this friendship she extended to me an offer for a cheap ticket to fly from the US to Europe. It would cost me only $300 round trip to fly into Paris, stay for two months and fly out of Frankfurt, Germany.

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15 Days In Pakistan = weeks and weeks of reflection

In January of this year, I traveled to Karachi and Lahore as part of a work trip that was focused on fostering an entrepreneurial culture through academics and business sector connections.

Wait, what? Why Pakistan and why was I there for sake of entrepreneurs?

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Hampshire Gazette column: Parenting and Dog Ownership

I wrote a column a few months back about being a parent and how that has made me be “between dogs”. I tucked that one away on my laptop and kind of forgot about it.

But, I dusted it off last month and submitted for publication. That column was published today in the Hampshire Gazette!

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They are interested in publishing something from me again for the March “Families” section. I don’t have a column in the works but it usually only takes me a few moments to get inspired. So much to reflect on as a parent.

I hope you enjoy today’s column!

Mount Washington

I didn’t start hiking seriously until I moved to western Washington in 2000. Many backcountry trips later with many experiences in rough terrain and bad weather, the high mountains had gained my respect.  This also meant falling into the snobbery that absolutely exists amongst western hikers when they hear about mountains of the east coast.   Continue reading

My column about the job search in the Hampshire Gazette

My daughter does her damnedest to upstage me in the photo. I’ll give her the edge on this one.  Continue reading