Tag Archives: obsessions

Well This is Interesting.

My blog is blowing up. I mean it, it is exploding with views, and I have absolutely no idea why. This is, sadly, a very beloved, but a neglected blog. I started it, I think, in 2007. I had no … Continue reading

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Tiny Bikes Go Magical Places

Well, everyone could have predicted this, but here it is anyway:    I finally got my grubby hands on a Brompton bicycle! Yes, it was at great personal sacrifice to my bike fleet. A couple of dear favorites ended up … Continue reading

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Bianchi Mini Velo Bicycle

I have a new obsession. This is a Bianchi Mini Velo. They are smaller than regular road bikes but have the same ergonomic geometry to feel almost similar to a full sized road bike. The purpose of these bikes are … Continue reading

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Apollo 1, Honey 0

Boston Red Sox fan here, full of stupefaction and short on sleep. Forgive me if I make no sense. Game 3 had this: Followed by Game 4 with this: Which makes for anything but a boring series. Yet life continues … Continue reading

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The 3 D’s of The Big, Huge, Enormous…etc. part deux

Desire, Discipline and Determination. The Three D’s of Success according to somebody who likes to put large groups of people in conference halls to motivate them to reach life goals. Last summer I channeled those three intentions  to galvanize the … Continue reading

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The Quirk House

The Quirk House We heard about it from the tough kids who loved to terrorize us with horror stories. Back in the 1930‘s they had a baby every year or so but no one ever saw any baby after it … Continue reading

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My Adventurous Bike Ride in 11 Tweets

MY ADVENTUROUS BIKE RIDE by E. F. Sweetman ‏@EFSweetman Chapter 1 A quick bike ride after the ball game with the unexpected eye-candy of naked (and drunk) guy lying at the end of Washington Street Chapter 2 “Dude! Put on … Continue reading

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One hundred and sixty two and it’s down to the Last Game

“Is your heart going to be able to handle tonight’s game?” Good question. After 161 games of baseball, a dismal start (2-12), an unbelievable June through August and a nine game lead in the Wild Card race to start September, … Continue reading

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End and Beginning

Is anyone really surprised about this little bombshell? That’s right, The Neighbors are moving. While the most you probably assume it was the triple swarm episode of last spring (ahem, my legal representation insists I restate that not one person … Continue reading

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Just Friends

Here are Ernie and Bert. They have been at our house for a couple of summers, on an extended visit. They arrived with my two nephews in July 2009 and were inadvertently left behind. While they probably miss my nephews, … Continue reading

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