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Happy Patriots' Day

I really shouldn't be working today and I'll tell you why: Despite the magazine being named Redmond, I am actually based in Massachusetts, just 25 miles west (25 years ago it would have take me an hour by bicycle, now with traffic it takes an hour on my Ducati 900) of Concord.

In fact, Henry David Thoreau, a gifted and thoroughly pretentious writer, used to walk from Walden Pond to my neck of the woods because he was unwilling to work for the money to buy a train ticket. It was a buck. Hey, he didn't even drink coffee and thought farmers were stupid, so you tell me why he was so great.

So in case you haven't guessed, I'm talking about Patriots' Day, a holiday here in Massachusetts where state workers take a break from not working and actually take the day completely off, while others decide to actually work their way across 26.2 miles of hot Massachusetts pavement.

So a tip of the hat or a Sam Adams to the heroes of Concord and Lexington.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/16/2012 at 1:19 PM


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