Monthly Archives: April 2021

Dead Blogging the Nasturtiums at the Gardner Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled over to The Fenway yesterday afternoon to take in the Gardner’s annual flower show (reservations required) and say, it was swell. Cascades of flowering nasturtium vines make their brief—but dramatic—appearance above the courtyard, celebrating the … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging the Sculpture Park at DeCordova Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled out to Lincoln on a beautiful Saturday afternoon last weekend to wander among the outdoor sculptures at the DeCordova Museum (reservations required) and say, it was swell – especially since we hadn’t been in the … Continue reading

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I Was Dr. Ads: My 45 Years in the Boston Media Trenches (Boxed Set Edition)

For the past 13 months I’ve whiled away the coronavirus pandemic by compiling, in this space, the media work I produced over four and a half decades as a Boston ad copywriter, freelance journalist, reporter, columnist, and commentator. Upon completion … Continue reading

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I Was Dr. Ads: My 45 Years in the Boston Media Trenches (V)

Part 1 (1975-1988) is here. Part 2 (1988-1994) is here. Part 3 (1994-1998) is here. Part 4 (1998-2008) is here. Press release from WBUR on the Friday before Labor Day, 2008. “Beat the Press” panelist John Carroll will beat a familiar … Continue reading

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I Was Dr. Ads: My 45 Years in the Boston Media Trenches (IV)

Part 1 (1975-1988) is here. Part 2 (1988-1994) is here. Part 3 (1994-1998) is here. I produced about 75 pieces in my first six months as a reporter for Greater Boston – that’s about 12 pieces a month, three pieces … Continue reading

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