This blog has been called “an actual blog blog“, “funny, smart, thought-provoking, and an important part of Worcester’s media landscape“, and “an actual big boy and girl conversation taking place online“,and its author has been called a “civic activist and library booster.”
I serve on the Hope Cemetery Commission, which is just about the most minor order in the public official hierarchy one could imagine. (Please join the Friends of Hope Cemetery!)
I used to serve on the board of the Friends of Worcester Public Library. Please consider joining!
My favorite city services are:
Other favorite things:
- Albert Southwick
- Return of the Mack (and many of its remixes)
- Roger Moore as James Bond
- Peter Davison as Doctor Who
I can be bribed to say something nice about you and/or your organization if you provide me with a case of Tab. Depending on the individual or organization, I reserve the right to up that price to two cases and a signed copy of Ian Hunter’s Welcome to the Club album.
You can email me with comments, questions, or suggestions as well.
—Frequently Asked Questions—
Do you have a comment policy?
I didn’t have one before, and now I do. Borrowed from another site, there are three basic rules for commenting here:
1. Be polite.
2. Be relevant.
3. Don’t suck.
Wait! I thought you were anonymous!
Yes, I was, mostly because I didn’t want to tick off my parents. Now that they know about the blog and aren’t too offended (yet; wait until I start typing up dinner conversations I have with them about Joff Smith!), there’s really no point in keeping up the anonymous facade.
Is Mike Germain really your favorite city councilor?
Now that Mike is no longer a city councilor, he can’t be my favorite. My new favorite councilor has the initials G. R.
Why do you love Albert Southwick so much?
What’s not to love? He’s intelligent, he continually informs the public about aspects of local history they would otherwise know nothing about, and, at age ninety-plus, he’s sharper than I will ever be.
Why do you only write about Worcester?
Well, sometimes I write about the library books I’m reading, albeit very infrequently, but I’ve found that the blogs I like to read the most tend to be focused on one or two topics. Difficult as it may be to believe, I do have other interests, but I don’t see this as the forum for those interests.
Is there anyone you won’t suck up to?
Yes, mostly people who don’t ply me with Tab.