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Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

 James AsalClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Boston Freedom Rally this weekend

marijuanaThe 25th Anniversary Boston Freedom Rally is this Saturday and Sunday September 13th & 14th on the Boston Common starting at “High” Noon each day and concluding at 8PM.

Sergio and I have checked out this event in years past which is intended to raise awareness about cannabis.   This is actually one of the largest rallies / festivals hosted in all of the United States.

Here is a photo of the Boston Freedom Rally from a few years ago.  For more information about the event, including performance schedules for the two stages, visit their website, here.

Boston Freedom Rally

Bonus fur

men kissing, hairy chest, hunkDouble the bonus this week with these handsome guys canoodling.

Lyric Stage Company: Sweeney Todd

Sweeney ToddThe Lyric Stage Company of Boston has opened their 41st season with the musical thriller, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

The nearly three hour production is an ambitious venture that includes one of the more elaborate stagings and costume designs I’ve seen by the Lyric Stage as well as one of the largest casts with seventeen actors (I counted).

Set in Victorian England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who secretly returns to London after being exiled to Australia as a criminal on trumped-up charge from a jealous judge. Not long after returning to London he plans his revenge but is thwarted.  His need for revenge or madness (which is how I interpreted it) entirely consumes him.  While the operatic nature of many of the songs made it hard to sometimes understand, I enjoyed the cast and admired their talent. They seemed at their best with their large group numbers but all gave solid performances.

Lyric Stage Co. Producing Artistic Director said this show cannot be extended and will conclude on Saturday, October 11th so get your tickets today.

Get Your Tickets Here

Furry Friday

Furry Friday Tom Selleck

Growing up I regularly watched Magnum P.I. each Thursday during the 1980s. By today’s standard, Tom Selleck, would not be considered particularly buff, but for me Selleck’s look epitomizes masculinity and is in part the inspiration behind my weekly Furry Friday posts.

Past Furry Friday Posts

BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaser, rodinEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.

If you are stumped, feel free to get help reor share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.

This week’s riddle:

Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters.

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

My 9/11 tribute to my friend Graham

911

Graham Berkeley     January 12, 1964 – September 11, 2001

It seems surreal that more than a decade has passed since September 11, 2001. Each year, I take time to note the tragedy and my connection to it.  I shared a bit of my experience in a post I wrote a few years ago by the same title, My 9/11 tribute to my friend Graham.

September 11th remains etched in my memory not only because of the national tragedy but the personal loss and the fact that Sergio was flying that same route that month but happened to be in Brazil on vacation.  The shock of the scale of the attack combined with the personal loss and the thought that Sergio could have possibly been working that flight was more than my normally cool, calculated personality was able to process.

The anniversary remains a somber one but it no longer haunts me. In a strange way I look forward to remembering my friend, Graham, who inevitably dominates my thoughts on the days leading up to and on September 11th.  I won’t be posting anything else today as a tribute to Graham.  For all those impacted by this tragedy, you have my deepest sympathies.