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Hey! It’s the World Series!


The World Series starts today in Fenway Park!  What do we know about Fenway?  Well, it’s David Ortiz’s favorite place to hit home runs.  Also, it first opened in 1912 and it’s the oldest Major League Baseball stadium, so I thought I’d post a few pictures of it to celebrate the Sox!

There's a plaque!  (That means it's historic)
There’s a plaque! (That means it’s historic)

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A review for you about Boo at the Zoo

The Stone Zoo, in Stoneham, is small.  That’s probably why we hadn’t visited it in a few years – it didn’t seem like enough bang for our buck.  The last time we visited, we were still living 60 miles away, so a trip to the zoo needed to make itself seem worthwhile.  I’m too conscious of my mortality to spend over 2 hours driving to have fun for only an hour and a half.  I have aches and pains.  My eyesight is poor.  I’m not a young man anymore is what I’m trying to say. So when I spend two hours in the car I want it to see two hours worth of animals and the big hissing cockroaches don’t count. Continue reading A review for you about Boo at the Zoo

Link to this weekend’s edition of The Boston Calendar

If you have an interest in doing things in Boston, you need to check out The Boston Calendar.

What’s that?  You aren’t sure whether you really should?  Well, read the script for this infomercial and you’ll quit that foolish doubting:

Actor: [A pudgy guy who is clearly rooting for the Red Sox based on his luxurious, permanent playoff beard, is sitting in front of the TV flipping through the channels with a bored, slack-jawed, drooly-type expression on his face.]

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Today I review ALL THE THINGS!

Ok.  Maybe not all the things.  But a few.  Actually, just three, but how many blogs give you three reviews at once?  Most likely quite a few.  But maybe this will be different and surprising.  You never know unless you read it.  So go ahead.  Read it.  You won’t be disappointed.  And if you are disappointed you can count on me to feel bad about it.

Enough of that.  Let’s get started.  Today our crack team of highly respected reviewers will be reviewing a restaurant, a venue, and a play!

First, the restaurant.  Jacob Wirth‘s is a German restaurant on Stuart St. Continue reading Today I review ALL THE THINGS!

You can’t have Fall without foliage

Like a red carpet.
Like a red carpet.

You can’t have Fall without foliage, so, for those unfortunate folks who will be bragging about living somewhere “warm” to those of us who are lattitudinally advanced come December, I present: foliage.  Because crunching through leaves makes walking the kids to school about 10 times more fun.

Like a sunny day - only not so uncomfortably hot.
Like a sunny day – only not so uncomfortably hot.

What makes a city’s public art any good?

Here’s a link to fantastic article, titled Moving Beyond the Bronze Age, about public art in today’s Boston Globe.  The author, art critic Sebastian Smee, describes the bulk of Boston’s public art as rather monochromatic and risk-averse.  The public art is one of the things I’ve really enjoyed about living in Boston – it seems you can’t walk two blocks in any direction without running across a sculpture or mural or mosaic.  That said, I see his point. Continue reading What makes a city’s public art any good?

The Boston Ballet Company’s Ballet Under the Stars was Pretty Sweet

Boston has a ballet company called The Boston Ballet Company.  I suppose that, depending upon one’s mood, that name is either intuitive or conspicuously unoriginal.  And now you know.

 

Briefly before Boston's big ballet
Briefly before Boston’s big ballet

Here’s something else to know about Boston’s premier source for ballet-type entertainment stylings: 2013 is its 50th anniversary. Continue reading The Boston Ballet Company’s Ballet Under the Stars was Pretty Sweet