Some iPhone apps you may not have heard of

Apple’s App Store has more than 1.2 million apps to choose from. Finding useful apps isn’t easy. Hopefully you’ll find some in this list.   Evernote – Automatically scan business cards into your contacts, synchronize notes from your computer, and more. Evernote Food – Keep a diary of the food you love. […]

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Volunteering for One Laptop per Child

Many people think that One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is about giving free laptops to kids. It’s not. It’s about education. It empowers kids to learn on their own and increases their opportunities for success. I wholeheartedly agree with their mission. In 2010 I met Nancie Severs and Adam Holt. […]


The really good places to eat in Boston, Cambridge & Somerville

It took me 6 years to make this list. These are the restaurants that I just couldn’t stay away from when I lived in Boston. Some of them have long lines. They’re worth the wait. BTW — See here if you’re looking for something to do next time you’re in […]

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What to do next time you’re in Boston

I lived in Boston for 6 years (2007-2013). The city has a lot to offer from duck boats to killer lobster (see here for good places to eat). This list is intended for both newcomers and locals. I hope you find something fun to do next time you’re in Boston. Pilot a canoe […]


3D printing chess pieces at Blue Sky Academy

It was early on a weekday morning. I was alone in my classroom planning a lesson when one of my students burst in. He excitedly asked me to play chess. I accepted his challenge and followed him. My class of 7 year olds were waiting. All of them were excited […]

3D Printing Chess Pieces at Blue Sky Academy