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for Nanepashemet Peeps of all Persuasions.

Saturday, September 30, 2006


Seems like a lot of wild animals have decided to accept urban life.
Growing up, I never saw deer, raccoons, turkeys, possums, even Canada Geese. Now these are common place. A large raccoon was across the street today, watching me and it was as commonplace as a loose cat.

Grocery List

Runners World recommends the following diet.

  • Canned Black Beans
  • Almonds
  • Chicken
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Frozen Mixed Berries
  • Frozen Stir-Fry Vegetables
  • Low-Fat Yogurt
  • Mixed Salad Greens
  • Oranges
  • Salmon
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Whole-Grain Bread
  • Whole-Grain Cereal with Protein
  • Whole-Grain Pasta

Thursday, September 28, 2006


Ryan is fishing for four days with clients off of the Vineyard.

Katelyn moved into South Boston.

The Four P's


Courtesy of our friend in Paramus. Good Meeting. Always did like 850 Overlays. 2007 will be huge.

Darwin is getting traction. Atlanta next week, stuff set up for San Francisco and San Diego in Mid-October. Sprint will soon respond to an elevated effort.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Achieve Your Goals

Be grateful for what you already have.
Declare what you would like to have with positive

emotion, feelling as if it is already achieved.
Act on the nudges and opportunities that appear.

Joe Vitale says that this is the easy way to achieve goals.

This seems pretty New Age, but it doesn't cost anything to try it and see if it works out.

Lobster Permit

Mike says that he would tend the traps if we got a 10 pot recreational license. If Ryan wants in, I'll do it, otherwise the time committment factor won't justify the investment.

Minority Business Enterprize

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Paramus, NJ

Paramus is in the center of Bergen County and lies astride Rt. 4, Rt. 17 and the Garden State Parkway; Exits 165 and 163 South; Exits 161,163 and 165 North. Surrounding towns are Ridgewood, Washington Twp., Rochelle Park, Maywood, Emerson, Oradell, River Edge and Fair Lawn. New York City is approximately 13 1/2 miles away.

The Lenni Lenape Indians gave this land its name. One of the earliest written versions of the name in 1708 called it Parames. Later it was referred to as Perampsus. Experts on the Lennis Lenape language say that Perampsus means literally "where there is worthwhile or fertile land". Where there was fertile land, maize or corn was grown and wild turkeys were also found in abundance. Thus, the meaning of Paramus..." A fertile land where corn was grown attracting wild turkeys".

All this time - traveling to Paramus - I never knew about the turkeys. We'll be making the trek Thurs. to see if the land is fertile once again for Darwin to sow some seeds.

Operation MoonShadow...

... is now underway. Completion planned for June 2007.

West Coast Run

Planning to cover the Cingular Western Region in the next few weeks. It's time that they got a dose of Darwin Love.

401k and Foundations

Money gets raised far more effectively outside the purview of taxation.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Home of the Brave

Spent three hours preparing documentation trying to convince the IRS that I didn't owe an additional $6,000 from 2004.

The federal income tax is only 100 years old, yet we take it for granted that the government has the right to scrutinize every economic endeavor that we partake in, to take their "rightful" share . You have to wonder how our Founding Fathers would have reacted to this intrusion into our internal privacy. It's not exactly a tax on tea.

I love this country. It is truly the "Home of the Brave", but not sure that it is still the "Land of the Free".

Bluefish and Clambakes

Mike and I had a double hookup out in Bluefish Alley by the Middle Ledges and Halfway Rock. No Blitzes, few birds, I thought that we would be skunked, but the Alley once again saved the day. Very windy and rough.

This Eighteenth Century scene depicts the same area that we fished.

The Clambake was fun. Nice to see the people in Rye, NH. Fish House Foundation is a first class affair. Very impressive fund raising and relationships. Great Entertainment by Hootie and the Blowfish.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Kudos, Downloads, Epoxy Coating, Fish House Auction

The Darwin Team did a great presentation on the network managed services piece. Kudos to Kerry and Tom for their technical presentations and the rest of the team - Dave, Denise, Mike, and Emily for their support and contributions. I truly believe that this team offers the "Best in Class" offering.

Downloaded GoogleEarth and Sketchup ( ) that are geographic and 3D CAD programs, free from Google. Four hours went by in a flash. It was as if I was abducted by aliens. I spent a lot of time on NH ponds and Maine coastline.

So much for my Sat. Morn. ambitions.

Have to head to West Marine for some Epoxy Resin for another coat on the tender, then into Boston with the DiMatteo's for the Fish House Foundation Cocktail Party and Auction.

Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish will be performing in a concert to be held immediately after.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thank God I'm a Country Boy....NOT!!!

Nashville was a nice place to visit. But they all talk funny down there - not like here in Boston.

You know you are not home when me, Tom, and Jay Ohanian go into a "Waffle House" for breakfast and Ohanian asks for "Mint Tea and Eggbeaters". I don't think so. They have coffee, waffles and eggs.

The show was good. Renewed acquaintances in a small world. It's funny how bureaucracies make people act stupid... Funny when you are not controlled by them.

Some great meetings. I'm highly optimistic about Darwin moving into the core network. Cingular tomorrow.

Had a nice family dinner back in Marblehead at Jack-Tar with Ryan, Courtney, Mike and Joanne. Ryan and Courtney were excited to show us their new kitchen granite counters, appliances and windows - really nice - a great improvement to their condo on Prospect Street!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Heading to Nashville

Meeting Sprint, American Tower - rubbing elbows with friends, competitors, and others.

Returning to Wakefield by Friday for the Managed Services presentation. Darwin is on a roll.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Short List .....

....on managed services. The Darwin Evolution begins.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Pats Win over Jets - Tender Interior Glassing Complete

Despite jumping out to a 24-point lead, mental lapses on the part of the Patriots allowed the Jets to climb back into this one and make things interesting. In the end, the Patriots held on for a 24-17 win and a 2-0 record on the young season.

Thanks to Kathy and Jim Peabody for their great hospitality and excellent food and drinks while watching the game at their house.

The closeness of the game will add to the intrigue in the Darwin box at the rematch on Nov. 12.

The real news of the day however was that the Herreshoff Columbia Yacht Tender currently under construction in my garage had the interior fiberglass laid finally. Unfortunately, I glassed it in the morning, and as temperatures rose during the day, a number of gas bubbles occurred under the epoxy coated fiberglass. I will have to pierce these, insert epoxy with a hypodermic style plastic applicatior and then sand for hours. Next time, glass in the afternoon or evening when temperatures are falling. Good lesson.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

New Shimano 80's

Oh Baby.

Don't take it personally Tuna.

You'll never know what hit you once we get on Stellwagen tomorrow morning.

It's not personal, it's fishing.

BTW - Fisherman's Outfitter in Gloucester is the MAN!

A Man of His Word

What does this look like to you?
That's what I thought too....
A terrorist styled explosive devise.

Imagine my shock and surprize when it turned out to be none other than Tom DiMatteo making good on his wager!

I always had faith on his integrity, it was his timing that caused the angst and anxiety.

Kate and Jay should take note.

Look at Tom now. Content, Happy, pleased with himself, all things that come from the spirit of giving. Compare this with the Tom a few blogs down. Even having a bottle of Lagavulin on your desk can't bring such priceless emotions.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

PCIA - Nashville

The Darwin boys will be testing the theory of evolution in Nashville at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure show.

Can they evolve into a force that will shudder the wireless industry? Maybe....

There will certainly be some toasts raised to commemorate the effort.

Ethics, Truth, Loyalty

Friends -
Beware of those who frequently tout these virtues. If they are practitioners, they don't need to be talkers.

Understand that when you run into these types, you are about to encounter a ruthless, lying jerk who would screw his G.D. brother.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Saved by Sheep Dip

For two straight years, these fine people, Tyler and Elizabeth Gill have thoughtfully given me a bottle of Sheep Dip over the holidays. With no Lagavulin on hand, thank God that there are good people on Earth who understand that the gift of Scotch is a solemn affair - not to be taken lightly.

Notice the countenance on their faces - compared to the culprits below. Surely there is a joy in giving that is obvious by the happiness that they exude. May God bless them and their beautiful daughter Madeline.

Meanwhile... Katelyn, Tom and Jay are denied the joy of giving.

...And I have to drink Sheep Dip tonight instead of Lagavulin.

Alternative to Lagavulin

These are the people responsible.

I could be enjoying the King of Scotch right now, but no.

I'm stuck writing this blog with no glass of Lagavulin anywhere in sight.

Look at these people.

There is guilt on their faces. How can they live with themselves?

After promising to resupply me with the King, they reneg, and carry on their lives as if nothing ever happened.

I must turn the other cheek. But the hurt runs too deep.

I may forgive, but I can never forget.

They Paved Paradise, Put up a Parking Lot

Joni Mitchell would have been moved.


Taking Care of Business - Everyday

Not a bad recent list.
Living well is the best revenge.
Darwin is on the evolutionary path.