Personal Notes

A water drop and ripples

Here’s something to think about if you’re down.

By Justin Katz | January 18, 2022 |

Late January and February can be tough, emotionally, in New England.  Even when it’s sunny out, things look kind of dead, and biting cold can be painful rather than invigorating, which is to say, not very inviting. Christian believers will often comfort those who feel down by assuring them that they are loved.  As wonderful…

A water drop and ripples

A random musical tip…

By Justin Katz | October 12, 2021 |

I learned this too late in life.  Whether you’re just getting started with music or have been playing for a long time, get yourself a pan flute (or zamponá).  Something about having to move to a different part of the instrument for each note by feel of the distance rather than by sight (as on…

A water drop and ripples

Been a long time since I had a Moxie!

By Justin Katz | October 2, 2021 |

I spotted this in a local, family-owned grocery store and had to grab a bottle to bring back some memories.

A water drop and ripples

Kinda starting to feel like things are falling apart more than people are acknowledging.

By Justin Katz | September 16, 2021 |

Months to get a car part.  No juice boxes at the super market.  Computer prices shooting up.  Paper towels disappearing from BJ’s.  And now simple bloodwork has to be scheduled weeks in advance. Any chance I’d feel like the only person observing these phenomena if there were a Republican in the White House?

And When I Ran

By Justin Katz | April 16, 2013 |

Reflections the night of the Boston Marathon explosions. And when I first learned my legs I ran to see how fast they could go And when my friends called games I ran to laugh, to win, and (yes) to grow And when my youth waned I ran to rule out paths that could not be…

Batten Down The Hatches!!

By Marc Comtois | October 29, 2012 |

Flags up, stay safe!!!

Things We Read Today, 8

By Justin Katz | September 11, 2012 |

Today: September 11, global change, evolution, economics, 17th amendment, gold standard, and a boughten electorate… all to a purpose.

Eye Opening

By Marc Comtois | April 12, 2012 |

It may have been noticed that I’ve been MIA for about a month. So, for those wondering, I learned on St. Patrick’s Day that when an eyeball (my left one, in this case) collides with a soccer ball traveling 80+ mph, the soccer ball will win. Thankfully, there was no damage to my retinal nerve,…

Powerless and It’s OK

By Marc Comtois | August 31, 2011 |

We lost power. We still don’t have power. It’s ok. We didn’t have flooding. We have gas/hot water and septic (good thing we’re holding off on hooking up to city sewer–no grinder pump problems for us). No tree damage, no house damage. I was lucky enough to obtain a power inverter prior to the storm,…

While I was away

By Marc Comtois | August 2, 2011 |

I was gone for a couple weeks and nothing unexpected really happened. A debt deal was made, whereby we are told we’re going to “cut” the Federal budget by spending, say, 6% more over the next decade than the previously assumed 7% or 8%. Well, at least there were no tax increases (for now). Central…

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