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Chet and Bernie

Mysteries told from the perspective of a detective’s dog. Sounds weird, but it not only works, the stories are fun to read. That’s the Chet and Bernie series, authored by Spencer Quinn. Quinn has a knack for getting inside the head of Chet, the canine component of the detective team.

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Monarcas Mexican Cuisine

Hearing that Monarcas is a Mexican restaurant you’d probably assume you know its menu without even setting foot inside. I know I did. Which isn’t a criticism of Mexican food, by the way: I love Mexican food, and have many favorite Mexican restaurants. But Monarcas is different. Without being trendy,

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Boston Roads & Drivers

I wasn’t going to write about this — why poke fun at people who are obviously having enough difficulties as it is? — but I just can’t resist any longer.

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USS Cassin Young

I walked the Freedom Trail in Boston today, ending up at the USS Constitution. I opted not to get in line to tour that ship — besides having a long line, while I understand the need for security I resent having to go through airport-style screening to get into what

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The March of Progress

Twenty years ago I had most of the cartilage in my left knee removed, and it took me 5 weeks to get the full range of motion back. Today I had cartilage taken out of my right knee, and I already feel like I could walk without crutches if I

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I Finally Understand Money!

That probably sounds like an odd comment from someone who spent his life in finance, but bear with me. Being of a scientific bent, and having worked in a number of small companies and start-ups, I’ve found the process of wealth creation to be more than a little odd. Think

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