about me: Cayamo - The Music Cruise - 01/30/14 08:15 AM
For the second week of February, I'll be on a cruise from Miami to Tortola and around the Caribbean. Now, I wouldn't go on an ordinary cruise. This is no ordinary cruise.
Cayamo is music 24/7. The musicians this year include Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlile, Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Skaggs, Buddy Miller, Todd Snider, Jim Lauderdale, David Bromberg, Chuck Cannon, Kat Edmonson, Elephant Revival and about twenty other acts.
Past years when I've been on the cruise have included Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Patty Griffin, Nancy Griffith, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin and a lot more.
The main acts perform concerts at … (3 comments)

about me: Telluride at Night - 01/29/14 04:38 AM
 

Telluride at Night
 Photo by Ryan Bonneau - Property of the Telluride Tourism Board
 
I love Turning Houses into Homes by helping people like you sell and buy homes on the South Shore
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My business is built on referrals from clients and people like you. If you know of a friend, family member or colleague who is thinking of selling or buying a home, I'd love to help. Please call or write me to arrange an introduction. I will provide professional, courteous service and knowledgeable guidance.
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about me: Jerry Garcia at the Keystone, March 7, 1983 - 01/29/14 03:35 AM
 

Jerry Garcia at the Keystone, March 7, 1983
 by imcndbl
 
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about me: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish - 01/19/14 12:16 AM
Dateline: Saturday night, Plymouth MA
Subject: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
These guys have been rocking the South Shore and the Cape and Islands for years!  I had no idea they were playing nearby last night until I walked past a sandwich board on the street in Plymouth announcing that they were playing in the back right then.  
I had to go in.  Had to.  So many good summer memories from those wistful days of youth. Brought it all back.  And it still feels good!
The dancing crowd was filled with kids from 20 to 70.
He's such a great … (8 comments)

about me: Pretty cool Emerson chalkboard - 01/18/14 02:17 AM
I just showed a house that is being well-lived in. That is, there is stuff everywhere because the occupants are enjoying life. We looked past it, knowing why, and loving it. There's always something that grabs me in each place I go. This permanent piece of artwork was hung on the chimney. Such good words to hold.

 
 
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about me: Orchid - 12/29/13 08:00 AM

Orchid
I used to grow orchids like this. I didn't grow this orchid or take this picture, but I wanted to share my friends' skills in those two areas with you all.
Orchids grow landing pads on which bees and other pollinators are encouraged to alight. As they pull back, after injesting the sweet, sticky pollen at the end of the runway (here, the pollen is yellow and red), the pointed hook hanging from above the opening breaks off and sticks in the pollinator's back. This is what is carried to another flower to pollinate it, and perpetuate the species.
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about me: Grayson and Julia June - 12/24/13 11:20 PM
My reasons for Christmas

I'm so blessed to be able to see all of my immediate family and quite a few other people I love and care about during this last week of the year. For me, the reason for the season is these two kids, my son and my brother's daughter. We'll all be together in my car when we leave my mom's in D.C. and drive to my dad's in NYC later this week.
Thank you all for making this first year on Active Rain a good one for me, both professionally and personally. Quite a few of … (15 comments)

about me: I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy - 12/15/13 02:44 AM
In the restroom at the tire store in Montrose, Colorado, is a version of this that is at least fifteen years old. It makes me crack up everytime I see it. Happy snowy Sunday!

 
 
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about me: Eilean Donan Castle, ancestral home of the MacKenzie clan, Scotland - 11/19/13 03:20 AM
Eilean Donan Castle
Ancestral home of the MacKenzie clan
Scotland

Eilean Donan, the clan castle of the MacKenzies, sits at the meeting point of Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh. It's origin is shrouded in the mists of time (okay, about 600 C.E.). 
The first fortified stronghold was established in the reign of Alexander II (1214-1250). In 1263 Alexander III gave the castle to Colin Fitzgerald, son of the Earl of Desmond and Kildare (later to become MacKenzies) as a reward for services in the Battle of Largs. The famous battle culminated in the defeat of the Norwegian King, Haco. Following … (4 comments)

about me: When things are good, things are really good - 10/24/13 07:47 AM
When things are good, things are really good
I sing-song that title as if it were a Dr. Seuss rhyme!
I can't point to just one thing. The last couple of weeks have been "better and better". Great clients, great opportunities, great friends, and great developments all around.
It's about time. I've been up, I've been down. Up is better!
Would you let me know if things are really good for you? 

 
When things are good, they're really good
Things seem to glide along as they should
They come and go and sometimes stay
Sometimes it feels you're on … (16 comments)

about me: My flight in the cockpit of a commercial airline! - 10/21/13 01:24 PM
Well I just had a fabulous evening! My most excellent client, Todd, a JetBlue captain, told me he had to make a maintenance check-out flight on an Airbus A320, a commercial aircraft that's about the equivalent of a Boeing 737 with a bigger cockpit, in a few hours, and asked if I had time to join him! You bet I did!
I learned to fly about six years ago, but I never flew anything except a single-engine Cessna. My client is former Navy pilot who is now a captain for JetBlue. I had the enormous pleasure of learning much more about … (20 comments)

about me: The best baseball game ever - Red Sox v. Tigers, ACLS Game 2, 2013 - 10/14/13 01:16 AM
The best baseball game ever - Red Sox v. Tigers, ACLS Game 2, 2013
The single most exhilarating event I've ever witnessed in baseball was last night's grand slam home run in the 8th inning by Big Papi, David Ortiz, designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox. I haven't come down yet.

On the first pitch, with bases loaded, Papi unleashes. Fenway Park went absolutely berzerk.
The whole inning just kept setting up for this incredible moment. . . . 
Here's six seconds of me and Grayson just before the game! 
The first seven innings were just depressing. After losing … (5 comments)

about me: Keep the beard? - 10/09/13 06:01 AM
The biggest post-World Series decision the world must make is:
Should I keep the beard I grew in support of the Red Sox as they pursued their quest for, and inevitable acquisition of, the title of 2013 World Series Champions?
The votes are coming in. I'm surprised there isn't a clear answer! Help me. Help the world. Vote thumbs up or down on my YouTube video page!
And thank you for doing your part to make the world a more beautiful place.
 

 
Red Sox Beard! Should it stay or should it go?
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about me: Red Sox beard! - 09/25/13 12:38 PM
Red Sox beard!  

 
On the way . . . to a World Series win!
 
 
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about me: South Shore towns I serve - 09/22/13 05:08 AM
South Shore towns I serve Hingham, Cohasset, Norwell, Scituate, Marshfield, Pembroke, Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth

 
These are the nine South Shore towns I serve: the towns where I develop and maintain my market knowledge every day. The South Shore is a collection of small towns, and there is always something new to do and learn.
When you are looking to buy or sell South Shore real estate, you'll enjoy working with me, and you will be very happy with my service, attention to your needs and desires, and the way I help you achieve your real estate goals.
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about me: Two more from Maine - 09/15/13 01:44 AM
Before the autumn sets in, and I put the focus machine in forward gear for the next few months, here are two more from Maine and the summer memory department.
Julia June is my niece, my brother Doug's incredible 4-year old spitfire daughter.

Grayson is my awesome and inspiring 15-year old.

 
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about me: Eilean Donan - 09/04/13 12:24 AM

Eilean Donan The MacKenzie clan castle, in the western Highlands, near Dornie, Ross and Cromarty
 
 

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about me: At the helm - 08/29/13 05:44 AM

Grayson at the helm of Bonnie Lynn, a gaff-rigged schooner out of Islesboro, Maine
 
 

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about me: Before the race - 08/24/13 09:00 AM
Before the race Hyannis, Massachusetts (click the pic to view the Vine vid)
 

 

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about me: My grandmother, Erma "Jonnie" Fisk - 07/20/13 11:46 AM
My grandmother, Erma "Jonnie" Fisk
The Bird Lady
This picture hangs in the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Plymouth, Massachusetts, an institution for which my grandmother was a founding board member. "Amah" to us, and "Jonnie" to her many friends around the world, was an ornithologist. When she told children what her work was called, and they would invariably respond, with a quizzical look, "An ornith . . . huh?", she would lean down and say, "A bird lady, honey, a bird lady."
Her work with the Audobon Society included travels around the world. While working for the Nature Conservancy, she … (6 comments)

 
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