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Paul E Kandarian

A typical day of a travel writer is anything but. And that’s why I love it. Travel writing is technically work but hardly qualifies as heavy lifting. more

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One day, when it looked like I had a shot to make varsity and bump my good friend Jimmy from the tackle slot, I worked my butt off. I distinctly remember being in a shady grove of pine trees at Seekonk High after practice, Jimmy on his back exhausted more

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I travel a lot and make many observations about flying. One is that the world of public aviation produces some of the biggest a-holes in existence. more

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If nothing else makes sense, if you can’t make neither hide nor hair out of something, and think it’s just plain balderdash and takes the cake or any other expression old people use, then it’s a conspiracy. more

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The 2013 New Bedford JazzFest will take place on Saturday, June 15th at Pier 3 on the waterfront in downtown New Bedford. It runs from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and features more than 40 of the region’s best jazz musicians. more

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Rankings are nice, aren’t they? We can get rankings of appliances, cars, banks, movies, toys, TV shows, just about any aspect of our lives, things we can use as a gauge to make informed purchases and lifestyle choices. Rankings are nice. more

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But one thing is the older we get, the fewer people we like. Or at least tolerate. more

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It’s a marvelously wonky technology that gives rise to comical computerized translation, like speaking, “what time Tuesday do you want to have dinner?” coming out as, “my watermelons are fleshy and large,” more

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Here, even in the absence of fresh powder as was the case when I was there, the snow is a skier’s dream come true, particularly older ones like me, hard-packed, well-groomed, easy-to-ski heaven on white Earth. more

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Hey Lew, here’s a tip: stop signing all your checks on the teacup ride at Disneyworld more

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Then the pain abates back there after a few days, but sneaks around the sides for a bit, then the front, then it goes away. Until the next time. And at 59, pushing 124 in goalie years, there is always a next time. more

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How does a man shop for a woman? With careful planning, extreme trepidation and absolutely no freakin’ idea what we’re doing. There are several rules of clumsy thumb I’d like to point out here... more

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