From Japan with Love – Go to Japan for the Ramen, Stay for the 711’s, Smart Toilets, Monkeys, Friendly Deer, Natural Beauty, and Outstanding Customer Service (Part 1 of 3)

"Why the heck are you going to Japan for your honeymoon?" That was a question we got a lot when friends and family heard our plans for our post-nuptials. A visit to the land of the rising sun isn't on everyone's radar when they hear honeymoon. Italy, Hawaii, Aruba, Bermuda, are the expected answers. Well,... Continue Reading →

Andrew Luck Retirement is Sad

(Photo Courtesy of Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA, all rights reserved) Editor's Note: (I found this in my drafts and wanted to finish it, thus the late publish) In 2012, as a Patriots fan, I was getting ready to dislike Andrew Luck for a long time. He was Peyton's replacement, being lauded as the... Continue Reading →

Fat Chris: the Journey & Final Fight

It's summertime, 1995, Batman Forever is in the theatres and Seal's "Kiss From a Rose" is burning up the airwaves. I'm 8 years old and attending Sports Camp in Braintree, Massachusetts. Sports camp is really cool. We play games like kingpin (dodgeball that incorporates bowling pins, that if you knock over you win and/or get... Continue Reading →

An American in Lebanon

    Many years ago, my fiancee, Ranna was promised in marriage to the prominent son of a neighboring village's leader in Lebanon.  However, fate intervened and she fell in love with a Braintree bad boy with Irish roots and terrible handwriting...me. In order for us to be wed, I had to travel to Lebanon... Continue Reading →

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