Great Expectations

As many longtime readers know, I am an avid coffee drinker. I am also originally from the Boston area. Put the two together and you’d be right to assume I have an inordinate love of Dunkin’ Donuts. Alas, I have … Read More

Conquer Your Summit

Cory Richards and climbing partner Adrian Ballinger documented their long journey to the top of Mount Everest on Snapchat (and Instagram, Facebook and YouTube). Their goal was to summit the tallest mountain in the world together without using supplemental oxygen. … Read More

Attitude is Everything

As Alice Cooper once sang, school’s out for summer, and when I asked my children how they felt about that, their reactions could not have been more different.

My son Richard just concluded Kindergarten and when I asked him if … Read More


I’ve worn corrective lens since I was a teenager and discovered, while having my vision tested for my learner’s permit, that I have trouble seeing things that are far away. In my early twenties I went from coke-bottle glasses to … Read More