Archive | June 19, 2014

Portsmouth (N.H.) Maritime Folk Festival — September 27 – 28, 2014. Looks Like Fun.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


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We will be boycotting 2013 Games — Aug. 9, 2013.
>> NH Highland Games 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
>>— Sep. 23, 2012.

>> NH Highland Games 2012: The Report Card
>>— Sep. 23, 2012.

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Click to access their Website.

Click to access their Website.


I am kind of puzzled as to why we hadn’t heard of this Festival before. Right up our alley and we tend to be fairly au fait on events like this that happen in New Hampshire. Happen to find this, serendipitously, while searching for the musical festival in Concord. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

This sounds perfect for us. We love Portsmouth and we like this type of music — actually most type of music.

I see that there is a competing Irish Music festival in Dover that same weekend. That is mean and stupid! OK, maybe we can make both, one on one day the other the next.

And then there is the New Hampshire Highland Games at Loo — which we boycotted last year, with regret, after it had been the highlight of our year for over a decade. Not sure I could go another year without my bagpipe fix. Maybe I am already having some withdrawal symptoms. I have refrained from checking to see what their line up will be for 2014 because I am afraid that I will again be kicked in the teeth. I really don’t want to boycott the Highland Games. We are their greatest fans — or used to be until we started feeling abused and used.

A lot happening in September. Wow. It is going to be packed. Wow.

West Indies vs. New Zealand 2014 2nd Test Match Is Even Better Than The First!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


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1/ WI vs. NZ 2014 1st Test — June 11, 2014.
2/ Shillingford’s fastest 50 — June 13, 2014.
3/ Chanderpaul should bat #3 — June 13, 2014.

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Now that is a HOOK. Gordon Greenidge, my MAN, the man after who my son is named, showing how it should be done -- though to see Gordon in a helmet breaks my heart. He only started wearing one late in his career.

Now that is a HOOK. Gordon Greenidge, my MAN, the man after who my son is named, showing how it should be done — though to see Gordon in a helmet breaks my heart. He only started wearing one late in his career.

I have only watched the highlights (‘hits’) from the first two days. In a few minutes, after writing a couple more posts, I will go and have my late, ‘FULL’ (day-off from running) breakfast and watch at least 40 minutes of Day 3.

The Day 2 batting by the West Indies was CLASS — and I have over the decades watched enough WI innings to know true class when I see it. This was not vintage but it was getting there. Kraigg Brathwaite was a revelation. 21 years old. He did good. Still not convinced about Darren Bravo though he too did good. Some beautiful, heart warming shots. The straight drives from both of them were so divine. I am sure the straight driving is a positive from ODIs. The West Indies play straight more than they hook. Actually they, in reality, rarely hook. More a pull shot as opposed to a Gordon Greenidge, Roy Fredericks, Collis King, Vivian Richards or a Clive Llyod, pivot on your heels, full-blooded hooks. [And when it comes to hooking I will confess that I was a fairly decent exponent too.]

Good game. Good test. Really enjoying it. Yes, of course, it helps if the Indies are batting like champs.

Well 3 more days to go.


After 9 Months Of Abstinence I Had To Take A Bite, Albeit A Very Little One, Of AAPL.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.applebitten767
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by Anura Guruge


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After the split Apple (AAPL) looked somewhat delicious. The last time I had bought AAPL, c. 2007, I had done so when it was below $100. Well it was back below $100 again. Though I hadn’t owned it since September of last year, once I sold it after sextupling (and get you mind of the gutter) my investment (since I had also written a LOT of options against the stock I owned), I still kept an eye on it. The momentum was again in its favor.

I only bought a ‘couple’ of shares. So no great investment. I am keeping an eye on it. I also bought a ‘couple’ of AT&T (‘T‘) stocks at the same time.

These really are my ‘Mad Money’ stocks. Just a ‘couple’ here and there. Not part of my core investment portfolio. I have, in my dotage, stopped being frivolous with the ‘core’. You can only afford to throw away two or three fortunes in your lifetime. As some point you have to buckle down and take this investment thing seriously. But, for the record, I just had to let you know. I again have AAPL.

What a market. Cracks me up. Feel real bad for the folks that got spooked away after the trials and tribulations of 2008 to 2010. Seems SO FAR away.

Richard Leonard, N.H. Senate District 6: Nashua Telegraph Cites As A Most Likely Red-to-Blue Flip.


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>> Good tidings re. Richard Leonard — Jan. 25, 2014.

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Quintessential Richard Leonard, ‘Salt of the Earth’, ‘A Man of the People’ — always ready to lend a helping hand, a free bag of apples, free fruit to schools and free vegetables to the homeless. Bravo, Richard Leonard.

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We are HUGE Richard Leonard fans and supporters.

This Nashua Telegraph prediction is wonderful news.
Bravo Richard Leonard.

He is OUR very professional pharmacist at Alton Hannaford

If you don’t have the privilege and pleasure of knowing Richard and you are in NH Senate District 6 YOU owe it to yourself to stop by Alton Hannaford and say “Hi” to Richard.

He is there most of the time. Though invariably busy he will make time to talk to you.

He is an amazing individual, an exemplary human being.

He is a very caring person who does much for charity, the underprivileged and the community [e.g., very active Library Trustee in New Durham]. He is a very sober and serious politician who is running for NH Senate because he cares deeply about the “average” people in Central New Hampshire. As a pharmacist Richard on a daily basis gets to see what “average” folks in New Hampshire have to contend with — especially when it comes to health care. To him the ‘horror stories’ are not anecdotal stuff he sees on Craig’s List. He has to help these people — and Richard, trust us on this because we know, always goes the extra mile to see what he can do to alleviate the pain and the suffering.

Think about it. He is a pharmacist. People’s lives depend on his expertise, care and attention. He is ‘up there’ alongside doctors. He does a very crucial job for society. That makes him ideally qualified for the post he is seeking. We need educated, cerebral, down-to-earth professionals like Richard Leonard in Concord. We lucked out in having Andrew Hosmer in the Senate and Lisa DiMartino in the House — though neither of them required ‘luck’ per se given their enormous popularity within their constituency.

I am feeling GOOD about Richard Leonard’s run this time. Last time around, as the Nashua Telegraph, so rightly points out, he got a late start. This time he is in good shape.

So, I only PLEASE ask you one thing and one thing alone: IF you are a voter in NH 6th District and you have never had the joy of meeting Richard Leonard, ‘Salt of the Earth’, PLEASE stop by Alton Hannaford and say “Hi” to him. It will make YOUR DAY and will transform YOUR life! Promise.


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