Entries Tagged as 'Cambridge'

Ride part II

October 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on Ride part II

Dinner (salsa verde, of course) at El Pelon and then a concert at the Paradise? It’s 2005 all over again. As great as it was to see Ride for the first time last month, it was an even more memorable experience to see them in one of my favorite venues in the world, the renovated […]

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Tags: Cambridge · Music · Nostalgia · Photos

40 Days until 40: Day 29, 2003

January 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 29, 2003

As Winter Storm Juno bears down on the northeast, today’s snowy photo is fitting (though I thought it was taken as Aimee and I wandered the deserted, snow-covered streets of Boston during the great blizzard of February, 2003, a.k.a. The Presidents’ Day Storm II, but the metadata says it was taken in December of ’03. […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 28, 2002

January 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 28, 2002

2002 brought my first paid work in the field of film archives, a summer job working at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts, checking prints in the Harvard Film Archive collection for acetate deterioration. Here I am on May 8, documenting the fact that I was actually doing this (and that I had actually grown […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 27, 2001

January 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 27, 2001

And so, in 2001, we leave the era of the photochemical photograph, never to return. The glasses are back, and there’s a weird attempt at long sideburns, plus this pseudo turtleneck that began unraveling the day I bought it. The first digital photograph in this project, this picture was taken after midnight on the morning […]

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Where the weather is the news, 2010 edition

December 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Where the weather is the news, 2010 edition

Back in 2003, when we lived in Boston, we enjoyed a snowstorm or two, and today, we’re enjoying another good old-fashioned Stormageddon™. And by enjoying, I mean marveling at the ST7RM CENTER Doppler radar coverage and hyperbole and driving school closures and poor meteorologists stuck out in grocery store parking lots reporting live. We had […]

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Tags: Cambridge · Nostalgia · Travel

GB House 2010

November 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on GB House 2010

It’s that time of year again… We got the gingerbread house going yesterday, and ended up with a nice, understated approach that didn’t have any significant construction disasters (except for the the mistake of using multi-colored candy balls on the roof line, which required tweezers to remove and be replaced with red and green only). […]

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A busy decade

January 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on A busy decade

Aimee and I put together our Top 10 (and Bottom 5) Films of the Year lists this past weekend, which reminded me that, as a life-long nostalgist and inveterate list-maker, I have done precious little reflection on the fact that we’ve just completed a decade and moved onto a new one. I haven’t gone back […]

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The yearly dose of snow

January 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on The yearly dose of snow

I don’t think the 14 year-old me would recognize the life the 34 year-old me lives, for many reasons, but one I keep thinking about these days is my current relationship with the weather and the outdoors. I see snow once or twice a year now, if I’m lucky, whereas in the first 20 years […]

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Back to the Getty

February 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Back to the Getty

A visit from Aimee’s friend Alec gave us the opportunity to re-visit the Getty, where we hadn’t been in awhile (has it really been more than two years?). We spent a long afternoon there yesterday, taking in the Carleton Watkins 19th century photo exhibition as well as the Baroque show and the permanent collection.We had […]

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Boston in 30 hours

October 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Boston in 30 hours

We returned from a quick trip east last night, happy to have gone but exhausted from sleepless flights and a late night in between. We had some quality time with the kids and enjoyed the 25th anniversary party for the family company that was the occasion for the trip. The weather was beautiful, nice and […]

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50 States: Massachusetts (6)

May 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

What to say about the Bay State? It’s the first place I lived after leaving home, and the state I’ve lived in the longest after Alaska (nine years between 1993 and 2005). From Amherst in the west to Cambridge in the east, I’ve enjoyed the beautiful foliage, the collegiate atmosphere, the wonderful back roads, the […]

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Back in time

December 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on Back in time

We arrived back in L.A. last night after an uneventful flight in from Boston; I finished the last two episodes of “State of Play,” which was a lot of fun, but I’m sure won’t translate that well into Russell Crowe/Ben Affleck-ese next year. We had a really great time hanging out with Aimee’s family for […]

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Holiday movies

December 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Holiday movies

We went to see Atonement tonight, a very good movie at a very…old theater, one that needed a lot of love and looked like it was getting only neglect. Someone had burned the popcorn when we arrived, so they were airing the theater out, leaving the whole place either freezing or smelling like burning. Oh […]

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Tags: Cambridge · Film

A busy end to a busy year

December 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on A busy end to a busy year

It’s been a packed few weeks as we head toward the end of 2007, and though it feels strange to be back at work between Christmas and New Year’s, here I am. Aimee left the week before last to spend two weeks in Boston, and I used my time wisely, renting as many videos and […]

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Moving day

August 1st, 2005 · Comments Off on Moving day

The blog will be on a bit more of a hiatus for the next few weeks than it already has been; the great move has begun. This morning, we rented a 26′ Penske truck in New Haven, went to IKEA, threw an Ektorp and a Norden in the truck, and then picked up more items […]

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