Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Dear Naomi Osaka, Please See Rafael Nadal Re: Mental Health

Women’s tennis alpha gal Naomi Osaka made news this week by announcing that she would not be talking to the press during the French Open. Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she is not going to speak to the media during … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘T. Rex Adventure’ at the Stone Zoo

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Stoneham the other day to Explore the Roar! at Zoo New England’s Stone Zoo (through September 6, advance online ticket purchase required) and say, it was T-rrific. Take a prehistoric journey through time … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Learning to Look: The Addison at 90’

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Andover the other day to wander around the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy (free, but reservations required) and say, it was swell to be back at that gem of … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Paul Cézanne: Influence’ at Boston’s MFA

Well the Missus and I trundled over to The Fenway the other day to wander around the Museum of Fine Arts (reservations required) and say, it was swell just to be back there after a year of staying away. Also … Continue reading

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

Part 1 (1975-1988) is here. Part 2 (1988-1994) is here. While I was banging out my weekly columns for the Boston Globe Business section throughout 1994 and into 1995, I also tried to produce as many radio commentaries as possible … Continue reading

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