Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

I admit, I was a very small child when I had a Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffin, so I can’t really remember what they are like, but I’ve been on a quest for the right recipe for years. Everyone seems to have such fond memories of them so they have to be good.

I’ve tried a few, most notably one that I saw on a WCVB news segment eons ago. And since I love King Arthur flour since they are a local company to the area I am from in New Hampshire, I’ve tried their recipe also.

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WNEV News Reel

So I don’t stream TV. I don’t subscribe to netflix or DirectTV NOW or any streaming service. I have an antenna and I get enough stations for my needs. And I have a plex server.

However, I do stream stuff from Youtube (free) and watch it before I go to bed. Lately its been 80s commercials, specifically commercial breaks from Boston-based TV Stations in the 1980s. (the local commercials from that time are a hoot). But now I’ve also started watching old newscasts from Boston stations also.

I found this gem last night. First off, kudos to WNEV for such reporting on this subject, at a time when many local stations were not giving it the coverage it needed. (but then again, it had a local angle too). but the second story about Boston Edison lowering rates… just watch. I mean was it that bad here in the 1980s?

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Help my neighbors in Chelsea, MA

Currently the town I live in, Chelsea, Massachusetts is the hardest hit city in the town by COVID19. Not only are we the most hit with cases so far (as of 4/22), we’re also a town of service people, so many of my friends and neighbors are out of work. Lots of hard working folks. Sometimes I feel like I’m one of the few on my street that is still employed.

This is picture from my friend Matt Frank who took a photo of the line to get food.

Line for food near Cary Sq, Chelsea, – Courtesy of Matt Frank

And the link yesterday (4/21/2020) to the Chelsea Collaborative (courtesy of WBZ):

We won’t be able to sustain feeding people without outside help. I’ve given some, and plan to give more, but we need more help.

If you can give, please give to the UnitedWay;’s One Chelsea Fund here:

https://unitedwaymassbay.org/covid-19/local-funds/chelsea/

Thank you!!!

YouTube Channel

One of the things I plan on doing alot of is posting to my Youtube Channel and cross posting here. While I am stuck at home for the time being, and I have the gear, and I just recently found Open Broadcaster Software (free software), so I plan on posting lots of stuff, going live and what not.

But here’s a inserted video (to test word press ability) to view a video. And since the silver line anniversary was a few days ago, here’s the first bus that leaves South Station of the SL3 that I shot with my GoPro.

 

 

My First Post

 

Well, welcome to my blog!

When I left Facebook for 9 months in 2014-2015, one of the biggest things I realized is that what Facebook provides is a casual way to look into what’s going on with someone. Before Facebook unless you had a website, or a blog there was no real way of knowing what someone was up to on a day to day basis. (okay I’m forgetting about that MySpace thing).  And now since Facebook is so integrated into our lives, people look forward to it. Now that I want to leave Facebook again, that gap appears again.

This blog is to fill that gap that Facebook left. I’m not sure why blogging kinda fell by the wayside, as everyone complains how awful Facebook is. Well, WordPress gives you that control. I control and own all the data here, and the content! It’s just better.

So I hope you look around, and come back often. I plan to use this as not only a way to know whats going on but also a collection of key things from my other social media accounts that I still use like Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and others. So there should be new posts daily, if not multiple posts a day.

Free free to use the follow me buttons to reach out and let me know what you think

Thanks and again, welcome!!