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

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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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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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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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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).

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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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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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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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.

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.

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

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

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Old Man in the Mountain. ink on paper.

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

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

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.

2014 127

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

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

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.

2015 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

The 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Part Two: Solving the CIO Paradox

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Panel members include:   Anne Marguiles, CIO Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Bill Brown, former CIO, Iron Mountain, James McGlennon, Liberty Mutual, and Tom Pyke, former CIO U.S.   Anne is facing budget cuts at the Massachusetts state government that makes it harder to balance the strategic and tactical.   Anne said that there had not been a strategic plan for technology in the state of Massachusetts since 2003 when she took over under Deval Patrick.

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2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Will Occur on May 22

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The Symposium will take place Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm at Kresge Auditorium, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. The ninth annual 2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will occur on May 22, 2012 The theme is to “Explore Piloting the Untethered Enterprise. There will be over a dozen keynote presentations and interactive panel discussions from business executives, technologists, and academics.

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks ??? August 2014

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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. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It is past time to update it as I last posted the index on May 2010.

2014 109

Goollery Offers Art Based on Google Applications

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It is by Andy Woodruff, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Goollery is an online gallery of Google-related projects from people around the world. There are a number of categories: Google Brand, Search, Maps, Earth, Image Search Chrome, SketchUp, Translate, Android, and YouTube. Within each category there is a variety of projects.

The Battle of Essex Fried Clams – Woodman’s versus Farnham’s

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The fried clam was first created at Woodman’s in Essex Massachusetts in 1916. Chubby” and Bessie Woodman opened their roadside clam shack on the causeway in Essex, MA in 1914. The fried clam hadn’t been invented. The made fresh fried potato chips.

2009 179

Beat the Conference Blahs

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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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Patriots' Day 2010

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We're heading into Patriots' Day , the holiday celebrated only in Massachusetts, Maine, and, according to Wikipedia, the public schools in Wisconsin (huh?),

2010 116

How Data Drives Effective Decision Making

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The article then focused on research conducted by new research led by Erik Brynjolfsson , an economist at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The New York Times ran a story, When There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Information , by Steve Lohr, that covered some of the value of using data to help with business decisions.  The article began with the challenge and opportunity provided by the massive about of information we have today.

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