Don’t say “we regret to inform you.” Don’t say “unfortunately.” Here’s how to do it right.
On Monday, July 12, I rented a ZipCar for an hour to go grocery shopping. During the half hour I was in the store, some asshole thief put a grapefruit-sized dent in the bumper of the ZipCar and drove off without leaving any contact information. I called ZipCar immediately on my cell phone. The rep… Read More »
I reworked my recent blog entry a bit and submitted it to the Boston Herald for consideration as a letter to the editor and/or “As You Were Saying…” (which is what the Herald calls guest op-eds) column. Here’s the letter they published today: Good citizenship taught The school my wife and I chose for our… Read More »
The flood of news coverage about the suicide of Phoebe Prince has set me to thinking about what makes kids into bullies. My children attend JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School. Students at all academic levels are admitted to the school. JCDS is less concerned about intellect than about whether the student, and his or… Read More »
From today’s Herald: “Comeaux, 49, took the officers’ weapons and handcuffed them together in the back of the vehicle…”
It’s quite convenient that they label their vehicles “mayor’s office” so it’s easy to see when our mayor’s staff is giving us peons the finger, eh?
Seen on the garbage truck that drove down our street this morning…
At 11:00pm last night, my cell phone rang, and “Unknown number” (i.e., no caller ID) showed on the screen. I answered it, and whoever was on the other end hung up without saying anything. A minute later, the same call came in, and again, when I answered it the other party hung up. I figured… Read More »
I’ve recently started bicycling to and from work again after a very, very long hiatus. My route home from work takes me past the Boston Public Garden: Because Boylston and Arlington are both one-way the wrong way, I have to make a loop around the Public Garden by taking Charles to Beacon to Arlington. Or,… Read More »