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01-11-2017, 12:14 PM
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since Patriots Day goes nationwide on friday there are more reviews up

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/patriots_day_2016

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Got back from Mazatlan, Mexico on Tuesday. Beautiful place. Stayed at an older all inclusive with direct beach access...was beautiful. Went parasailing for the first time...tons of fun!





Heading back to Cebu tomorrow...getting to spend 12 hours on the ground in Hong Kong..looking forward to checking it out.


In non travel news, mom got in a bad car wreck a couple days ago. Roads were slick and a plow that was turning left cut her off. She swerved to miss him and spun into oncoming traffic. Thankfully, she spun around 180 degrees and was hit in the rear, instead of head on. Guy that was behind her is a firefighter, as was the guy who she hit.

Quick trip to the ER for some X-Rays and a CAT Scan. No major injuries, just some pretty bad bruising.




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That looks bad, glad she's more or less ok.

I've spent few days in Hong Kong, loved it, it felt like an outerspace future town compared to European cities i am used to but then again there's an old guy pushing some sort of 19th century cart filled with dried seafood behind the most modern skyscraper in the downtown, such contrasts are everywhere.

12 hours there, i d go to downtown, walk around skyscrapers (there's also a hop-on hop-off tourist bus option but we didn't take it), then take a subway to grab a bite in Kowloon (it's on the way back to the airport), Kowloon district has more Chinese vibe to it. There's also Victoria peak, old tram takes you up and above entire Hong Kong, beautiful views and you get the feeling of the entire area. And there's also ICC, 1600ft commercial skyscraper.

You won't have time to do all of these options but you ll have fun either way.

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Glad to hear your mom is ok

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Got back from Mazatlan, Mexico on Tuesday. Beautiful place. Stayed at an older all inclusive with direct beach access...was beautiful. Went parasailing for the first time...tons of fun!





Heading back to Cebu tomorrow...getting to spend 12 hours on the ground in Hong Kong..looking forward to checking it out.


In non travel news, mom got in a bad car wreck a couple days ago. Roads were slick and a plow that was turning left cut her off. She swerved to miss him and spun into oncoming traffic. Thankfully, she spun around 180 degrees and was hit in the rear, instead of head on. Guy that was behind her is a firefighter, as was the guy who she hit.

Quick trip to the ER for some X-Rays and a CAT Scan. No major injuries, just some pretty bad bruising.



Wow your mom was very lucky!

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Scary pics Gabe, glad moms ok.

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Got back from Mazatlan, Mexico on Tuesday. Beautiful place. Stayed at an older all inclusive with direct beach access...was beautiful. Went parasailing for the first time...tons of fun!


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Glad your Mom is OK

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This is a depressing read from MIT

http://macro.media.mit.edu/2017/


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In 2016 hundreds of famous people died. David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, George Michael, Vera Rubin, and Thomas Schelling, are just a few names on this list. But was 2016 a particularly bad year? Or will 2017 be "worse"?

Many people think that 2016 was particularly bad, but data tells us that it is not an exception. In fact, we should expect more famous people to die in 2017 than in 2016. Why? The answer is simple: because the number of famous people has increased over time.

Of course there are a few caveats you may be considering, such as: who qualifies as famous? Or, is the increasing number of famous people just a consequence of global population growth?

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This is a depressing read from MIT

http://macro.media.mit.edu/2017/
I personally don't find it depressing. It's simply matter of fact.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO




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LYNNFIELD The Ship Restaurant may be on its final voyage with developers announcing plans to demolish the Route 1 landmark.

Attorney Theodore Regnante said in a press release that the property owner at 24 Broadway has filed an application with the Zoning Board of Appeals to demolish The Ship and replace it with a new building.

The plans for the new building include a 7,580-square-foot retail space and a 2,500-square-foot drive up restaurant and coffee shop, according to the release.

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that has been in the works for a very long time....

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An article on CHN about Eetu Selanne, son of Teemu, who will play at Northeastern in the fall.


http://www.collegehockeynews.com/new..._ready_for.php

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If the Hilltop can close, so can that place. Sad to see it go, but it's not surprising. Change is inevitable.

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Today would have been Dad's 81st birthday.

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I'm so sorry Betsy. I know how hard that is. It's been nearly 13 years since my dad passed and it still isn't easy.

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If the Hilltop can close, so can that place. Sad to see it go, but it's not surprising. Change is inevitable.
I had no idea 'The Ship' was built in 1930.

http://www.theshiprestaurant.com/1003/Page.aspx

I have a love hate relationship with Route 1 north of Boston. Back in the 70's they scrapped I-95 going through Lynn into Revere and Boston and then south to Providence via Forest Hills and Hyde Park. Rte 2 was suppose to continue from the Cambridge/Arlington line to Inman Square in Cambridge where it would have hooked into the so called inner belt. The Big Dig happened because those roads were never built.

https://www.cambridgehistory.org/blo...ory-inner-belt

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I'm so sorry Betsy. I know how hard that is. It's been nearly 13 years since my dad passed and it still isn't easy.
Thank you Lonnie.

Last week I started to clean out his office. Basically I just boxed up a ton of stuff, I can't bear to actually go through it all just yet. Thank God my sister has been helping my mother do the same thing at the house I couldn't handle having to do both.

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I had no idea 'The Ship' was built in 1930.

http://www.theshiprestaurant.com/1003/Page.aspx

I have a love hate relationship with Route 1 north of Boston. Back in the 70's they scrapped I-95 going through Lynn into Revere and Boston and then south to Providence via Forest Hills and Hyde Park. Rte 2 was suppose to continue from the Cambridge/Arlington line to Inman Square in Cambridge where it would have hooked into the so called inner belt. The Big Dig happened because those roads were never built.

https://www.cambridgehistory.org/blo...ory-inner-belt
As weird as it sounds, I'm actually fascinated by highway engineering and design. If you look on the Google maps earth view where 95 North connects with 128 around the Westwood/Canton area (in between University Station and the soon to be former Reebok headquarters) you can still see the remnants of where 95 was supposed to continue straight through Hyde Park and Forest Hills. Obviously enough community opposition led that to be killed and the train tracks were built along what would have been the highway right of way.

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As weird as it sounds, I'm actually fascinated by highway engineering and design. If you look on the Google maps earth view where 95 North connects with 128 around the Westwood/Canton area (in between University Station and the soon to be former Reebok headquarters) you can still see the remnants of where Obviously enough community opposition 95 was supposed to continue straight through Hyde Park and Forest Hills.led that to be killed and the train tracks were built along what would have been the highway right of way.
I grew up on Hyde Park Ave outside Forest Hills. Many homes on Hyde Park Ave were taken by eminent domain and razed.

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As weird as it sounds, I'm actually fascinated by highway engineering and design. If you look on the Google maps earth view where 95 North connects with 128 around the Westwood/Canton area (in between University Station and the soon to be former Reebok headquarters) you can still see the remnants of where 95 was supposed to continue straight through Hyde Park and Forest Hills. Obviously enough community opposition led that to be killed and the train tracks were built along what would have been the highway right of way.
95 was to have followed the train track right of way. The relocated Orange Line uses what would have been 95 but Hyde Park wanted no part of a subway extension.

I can't fathom Cambridge with an expressway going through it but it almost happened.

This site explains in great detail

http://www.bostonstreetcars.com/bost...-highways.html

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Thank you Lonnie.

Last week I started to clean out his office. Basically I just boxed up a ton of stuff, I can't bear to actually go through it all just yet. Thank God my sister has been helping my mother do the same thing at the house I couldn't handle having to do both.
My dad was a dispatcher in Essex, Ma for years before he passed. I held onto his dispatch sweatshirt with "Captain Happy" written across the sleeve. When I moved this past May, I found it. Some small part of me had healed, so I let my brother have it. He passed in 1995.

Allow yourself time. be gentle with yourself Bets.

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My little town has made the news and as usual not for a good reason:

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/

T.J. Allen's body was found yesterday and another young man has been charged with his killing. I am thankful I do not know either family, I can't imagine the hell they're living through now.

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The anniversary of our first date.

39 years and I havent missed one yet with a bouquet.


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