Live from Massachusetts STEM Summit

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I'm attending the Mass Governor's Advisory Council STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Summit today at Gillette Stadium (who knew it was a conference venue?). I'm sitting in the introductory session where the Advisory Council's Executive Director David Cedrone is. Education STEM

Making Raw Milk Mozzarella in Western Massachusetts

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I often write about my food experiences with my friend and food writer, Don Lesser who lives in western Massachusetts.   You can also get raw milk from certain farms in western Massachusetts.

The senior senator from Massachusetts

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Reliving other deaths aside, he was our senator (yes, I'm from Massachusetts), has been my senator for as long as I've lived here, and present enough that I can remember going to a meeting with him at the local junior high school about, guess what, healthcare as many as 17 years ago.

Social Media in the 2009 Inc. 500 - Center for Marketing Research - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Collaborative Thinking

The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently conducted a new in-depth and statistically significant study on the usage of social media in fast-growing corporations. 500 - Center for Marketing Research - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Updated from 2007. Social Media in the 2009 Inc. 500: New Tools & New Trends. Conducted By: Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D., Eric Mattson CEO, Financial Insite.

For Massachusetts Residents and Others: Why I am Voting for Martha Coakley Today

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He is not an Independent but the majority of registered Massachusetts voters are. I rarely get involved with politics on this blog although I was clear that I supported Obama. There are two reasons I am voting for Martha Coakley today. The first is that I agree with her positions on the issues. That should be reason enough but there is another important one.

Bear killed in my neighborhood!

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The Massachusetts Turnpike runs through it. I live the village of West Newton, in a city of 85,000, eight miles from Boston. As do trains, cars, bikes, and a whole lot of people. Yet on Sunday, a 120-pound bear was found in a tree about a quarter of a mile from my house.

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Happy 205th, Sarah Margaret Fuller

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On this day in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, the singular genius and most prolific writer among the Transcendentalists was born. Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself. Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845.

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Margaret's 206th Birthday

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Since 1973, the year I discovered Margaret's work, I've made an annual pilgrimage to the Fuller Family plot at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On this day in 1810 and not far from where these photos were taken, Sarah Margaret Fuller was born.

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Painting of Cape Cod Marsh

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a marsh by Chatham on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

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Boston Massachusetts Restaurants: A Local’s Favorites for 2007. Upper Cape Cod Massachusetts. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access.

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Yesterday on the Charles

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It's just another one of those phone pictures but.how beautiful, really, this remarkable river that runs through nearly two dozen Massachusetts towns before emptying into the Atlantic (bays and such in between).

Happy 205th, Sarah Margaret Fuller

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On this day in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, the singular genius and most prolific writer among the Transcendentalists was born. Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself. Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845.

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Social Media and Online Community Platform Usage by Inc. 500 Companies Detailed in Study

Managing Communities

Nora Ganim Barnes, a Chancellor Professor of Marketing and the Director of the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has released the results of the center’s fifth annual study into the usage of social media by Inc.

Boston's pivotal role in anti-apartheid movement

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This moment, when the focus is on Mandela, and the miraculous victory over apartheid, will only last for a short time. Such is the new(s).

2013 116

City of San Francisco Crowdsources More Good Ideas

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My state of Massachusetts supplied another recently. So Massachusetts wanted to be one of the first states to have an open data site.  Here is more on how the City of San Francisco in its quest to save money, increase revenues and spur innovation turned to its 26,000 employees for solutions. In a matter of weeks, nearly 600 ideas were submitted and more than 4,000 votes cast via its ImproveSF.org program. This program was created with a SF-based company Brightidea Inc.

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

When one hundred employees descended on a nondescript hotel in central Massachusetts, they came for a two-day conference on the future of their organization. It’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long.

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Study Details Use and Success Rate of Social Media Tools by Inc. 500 Companies

Managing Communities

Nora Ganim Barnes, a Chancellor Professor of Marketing and the Director of the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has released the results of the center’s fourth annual study into the usage of social media by Inc.

To market, to market (via Public Radio Kitchen)

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Today comes the news that some dedicated soul at WBUR spent the weekend putting together this "play with me" map of all the farmers' markets in Massachusetts.

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Tales from a Test Tube: The Mixing of Art & Science

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Old Man in the Mountain. ink on paper.

Text, don't talk, to your teens?

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One snippet: Dr. Laura Prager, a child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and mother of two teenagers, texts with her kids. Apparently, according to Kate Tuttle's " I love you, now do your homework :) " in today's Boston Globe. It’s a method she adopted when her older child, a son now in college, went through a phase of not answering her phone calls. But if I texted him,’’ she says, “he answered me right away.’’.

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Social Media and the Fortune 500 2014 from Nora Gamin Barnes

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Lescault of The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Here is another very useful report from Nora Ganim Barnes and Ava M. I have written about Nora’s studies on many occasions (see for example this report on Social Media and Fortune 500).

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World Blogging Tour thanks to BlarneyCrone #WBT

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I got the idea for the novel/trilogy I'm working on walking past the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, site of one of the early battles of the American Revolution.

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Bee Gees on You Tube

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Bee Gees – Massachusetts. Remember the late 1970s? Was disco a dream? The Bee Gees always bring back memories of that era for me. I was really a 60s person but I have a soft spot for these guys. They are so different from the 60s rock and soul. I went through the YouTube offerings and picked out seven performances from the era by the Bee Gees. This is one of a number of YouTube anthologies I have done - browse music and food for more. Enjoy.

Rhode Island Fried Clams - Evelyn's Drive In?

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Thanks to Greg Lloyd of Traction Software for referring to my post on Massachusetts fried clams, Searching for the Perfect Fried Cla m in a post I just discovered, Searching for the Perfect Fried Clam | Rhode Island. Greg then nominates Evelyn's Drive Inn in Tiverton RI for the Clam of Honor.

Foucault via John Hancock

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This jacket belonged John Hancock (as in, see sig), the first governor of Massachusetts. Posting picture big to convey how it feels to stand by it. His home, the Old State House, is in the heart of old Boston, about a stone's throw from Fanueil Hall.

2010 116

Our Dinner with Don – Veal Short Ribs, Polenta, Root Vegetables, Artichokes, Eggplant, and More

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who covers food and restaurants for Western Massachusetts through the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton and Edible Pioneer Valley. This was a wonderful meal by my good friend Don Lesser.

2010 130

Windows of the Point Independence Inn – Onset MA

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I have gone many times to Onset Massachusetts and always stay at the Point Independence Inn (see my list visit - Changing Light at Onset Bay ). This time I stayed at a room on the top floor with water views in three directions. Below is a sampling of what we saw.    While there we went to a great show at the Onset Bay Blues Café. Sweet Meliss a played with Chris Stovall Brown ban d.

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Food Critic’s Guide to Food Television Shows - Three Part Series

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Don Lesser writes the blog, Russelnod, in which he covers the food scene in western Massachusetts, from its farms to its kitchens to its restaurants. My friend Don Lesser is a food critic for the Hampshire (MA) Gazette. He wrote a three part series on his favorite television shows on food for the TVissimo blog. Be sure to also check out TVissimo , the free TV search engine. Don looks for good cooking, real recipes you might cook again, unscripted moments, interesting scenery.

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Google Analytics – Great Geography Lessons

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In the US, most visits were from Massachusetts and California to no surprise. In Massachusetts there were visits from 101 cities. I am impressed with the level of international detail that you get through Google Analytics. I took a look at my Google Analytics account and found that visits came to this blog from 158 countries since February. I did realize there were that many countries.

LJMU FabLab: A place to play, to create, to learn

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Accredited by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, FabLab Liverpool is a physical space located in the School of Art and Design which provides access to the tools and knowledge to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make almost anything.

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Next Online Community Roundtable: July 8th – Washington DC

Online Community Strategy

Street: 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW. Are you a community manager or social media strategist or are you in charge of online community & social media at your organization? Are you in the Washington DC Area? If so, you might find the Online Community Roundtable of interest.

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Margaret's 206th Birthday

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Since 1973, the year I discovered Margaret's work, I've made an annual pilgrimage to the Fuller Family plot at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Margaret's father, Timothy Fuller, a lawyer who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and in the US Congress, and mother, Margarett Crane Fuller, along with their other children, are all buried there, as is their most famous relative, Bucky Fuller, and his wife, Anne Hewlett Fuller.

2016 89

Three Networking Types: People You’ll Meet while Searching For Your Next Job

Partnering Resources

Irene graduated from Assumption College and lives in Central Massachusetts with her husband and three children. At Partnering Resources, we prefer to talk about networking as an ongoing activity, not just as something people do when they need a new job.

2013 158

College Presidents Blog and Tweet Much More Than Corporate CEO’s

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Nora Ganim Barnes and her colleagues at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research. have published an on going series of studies of social media in both business and higher education.

2013 130

Lifetime Learning in Newton -- beginning Sept 16

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Such was the situation when my friend, Ed Hauben,director of Newton Community Education (my hometown, the one and only Garden City, Newton, Massachusetts, just outside Boston for my global friends), asked me if I could find speakers for Newton's Lifetime Learning program.

2013 116

IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

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Dan began with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Bill Fandrich the CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts spoke. They have been dealing with universal coverage since 2006 when Massachusetts passed the first laws in this area.

2013 130

Clustered Networks Spread Behavior Change Faster | Wired Science | Wired.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

“There has been a lot of theory about the difference between information and behavior spreading ,&# said economic sociologist Damon Centola of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of the study published Sept. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

Richard Diebenkorn and Emily Eveleth - My New Art Heroes

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  Emily went to the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, as did my friend Liz. My friend Liz Sweibel, an excellent artist herself, introduced me to two artists whose work I now greatly admire and find inspirational, Richard Diebenkorn and Emily Eveleth.

2010 130

Networked Learning 2016: Do we need new metaphors?

Jenny Connected

Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: Harvard University Press Tagged: #NLC2016 , Caroline Haythornthwaite , metaphor , networked learning. The question in the title of this post was raised by Caroline Haythornthwaite in her keynote presentation for the Networked Learning Conference 2016.

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But I can’t draw… Cancel that thought!

Full Circle Associates

Houghton Library Studies 4, Houghton Library of the Harvard Library and Peabody Museum Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Did Crazy Horse draw this image?

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