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GRRM, Neil Gaiman, Paul & Storm… so much geek awesomeness concentrated in one spot…

I think there may have actually been danger of having some sort of geek singularity of awesomeness form on stage.

But before I tell you what I am talking about, some context.

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Sigh… I miss Game of Thrones

It really hasn’t been that long since Season 4 ended, but it feels like it has been an eternity.  I guess I had not fully appreciated how much I looked forward to watching Game of Thrones every Sunday, but there were times when it was practically the highlight of my week.  I miss having that weekly thing to look forward to watching with Kelly.

So in the meantime I have been finding all sorts of ASOIAF/GoT things to keep myself entertained.

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The best GRRM interview I have ever read

Admittedly, I have not read every single interview he has ever given, nor have I watched all of the ones he has given on video, but this interview I read recently on io9 is my hands-down favorite.  No, it isn’t new, but I had not read it until this week.

But it’s fantastic, especially for someone who is interested in writing and wants to see how a famous writer’s mind works.  And I find it just fascinating.

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Well-preserved wreck in Baltic Sea to be explored

The 16th century Swedish shipwreck Mars the Magnificent will now be explored thanks to a grant by the National Geographic Society.  Like similar wrecks (the Vasa comes to mind immediately) the wreck of the Mars is expected to yield all sorts of artifacts and give historians and archaeologists a detailed view of what is a fairly famous ship in the history of Sweden.

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Live, Work, or Play in Somerville? Wanna be on TV?

Somerville, formerly known as “Slummerville” has the most artists per-capita of any city in the US second only to NYC.  That’s not bad considering Somerville is a suburb of Boston (though functionally it is as much a part of Boston as Cambridge.)

If you’re a resident of Somerville, if you work in the ‘ville, or if you make art, play in a band there, or spend a lot of time doing Somerville related things, this post is for you.  (If not, you should read it anyway, it’s about communities and people working together.)

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The World Cup, Dinner and Wardrobe Choices

So here’s a story about something that happened to us a while ago when the U.S. played Portugal in the World Cup.

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Quick trip to New Bedford today

Kelly and I decided to take a quick road trip down to the South Coast to New Bedford so we could catch the Charles W. Morgan before she left.  It also gave us the chance to stop in at New Bedford Antiques at the Cove, one of our favorite antique malls anywhere and definitely one of our favorite places on the South Coast.

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Two historic ships on this stormy day

Two gorgeous old historic ships are in the news this week.  Both of them were built here in Massachusetts (although more than 40 years apart), both of them are among the last surviving examples of classic American wooden shipbuilding, and both of them are ships I have visited more than once over the years.  One is the oldest vessel in the United States Navy, and the other is the last surviving wooden whaling ship in the world.

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Happy 4th of July everyone

Here in Boston we had some scheduling insanity due to the weather predicted for today.  Even though the big Boston Pops fireworks event was moved to Thursday the 3rd from Friday the 4th, the festivities still began early and then ended with a bit of chaos when the bad weather blew in shortly after the fireworks ended.

And wow, did the weather get ugly.

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About my new job

I have not talked much about my new job yet, so I guess it’s about time I did that.

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