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David Lettvin
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Bat Photography
When I was in my teens, I worked for a while for Fred Webster, a scientist who studied bats. Fred's lab was a large Quonset hut in the back yard of his house (which was, appropriately, right next to the Mount Auburn Cemetery). His yard was large enough to a...
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The Eleventh
It was a bright clear fall day as I drove over the Tobin Bridge and into Boston. I commuted in the early morning to avoid rush hour. I was in a good mood. I had some Doo-wop on the radio and a four-shot Americano in the cup holder. I drove through the maze ...
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Dan O'Neill WTF!!! One of the single most egregious and damaging screw-overs ever. Disney vs Dan O'Neill.

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I never thought I'd be so jealous of David Mitchell.

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Tomatoes and Cucumbers
These days it must seem a luxury to have a garden, to have enough land to plant and harvest your own vegetables, fruits and berries, but it was not always that way. Not long ago, it was a necessity. Stores and markets were only for those foodstuffs that you...
These days it must seem a luxury to have a garden, to have enough land to plant and harvest your own vegetables, fruits and berries, but it was not always that way. Not long ago, it was a necessity. Stores and markets were on...
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Starting up again
I haven't posted in a long time. I will try to remedy that in two ways: I am going to start rolling up my multiple blogs into this one. The only exception will be the Jerry Lettvin Memorial blog which will be converted into a series of static web pages. The...
I haven't posted in a long time. I will try to remedy that in two ways: I am going to start rolling up my multiple blogs into this one. The only exception will be the Jerry Lettvin Memorial blog which will be converted into a...
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Summer ~1964 When I was a teenager (just after the flood), I used to hang out in a musical intrument store in Harvard Square called Folk City USA. The owner put up with me by putting a chair out on the street and letting me practice there in hopes that it w...
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Idiots!!! Not Louis Armstrong, those vocals were done by Louis Prima who was of Italian descent and his wife was native American. Disney did some hideously racist material, but King Louis was Louis Prima. Oh and BTW Louis Prima was a trumpet player too. Over interpret much? Check out this clip https://youtu.be/rV8HrpOu1FA

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I'm so glad that my enjoyment of your videos is a help. You keep creating and I'll keep watching. We'll all be the better for it.

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Meditation on Snow
I promised to keep writing, but the black humours overcame me and I sank into the depths again. Having given up drinking, oblivion was denied me. Having given up smoking, the solace of slow suicide was also unreachable. Which leaves me no recourse except to...
I promised to keep writing, but the black humours overcame me and I sank into the depths again. Having given up drinking, oblivion was denied me. Having given up smoking, the solace of slow suicide was also unreachable. Which...
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Settling in for tomorrow's blizzard. Wood stacked and ready, candles in place.
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Writer, Editor, Designer
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  • The Lettvin Group
    Writer, Editor, Designer, 2005 - present
  • VerText
    Writer, Editor, Designer, 2002 - 2005
  • Veritas Software
    Documentation Mgr., 2001
  • Seagate Software
    Documentation Mgr.
  • Frye Computer Systems
    Documentation Mgr.
  • Timeslips,
    Technical Support
  • North Edge Software
    Technical Publications
  • Entre Computer Systems
    Training Manager
  • Beinecke Rare Book & Ms Library, Yale University
    Assistant
  • Stazione Zoologica di Napoli
    Translator/Lab Asst.
  • North Shore Community College
    Creative Writing Tutor
  • Pewter Pot
    Manager
  • The Herb Shop
    Partner
  • US Navy
    Public Affairs Officer
  • The Hartford Courant
    Asst. Circulation Manager
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North of Boston
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Cambridge, MA - Naples IT - E Craftsbury VT - St Louis MO - New Haven CT - Old Lyme CT - Milwaukee, WI - Norfolk VA - Kirkland WA
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Essayist, novelist, historian, technical writer, story-teller, bibliophile, cook, father, grandfather, etc.
Education
  • Peabody School
  • Cambridge High & Latin
  • Commonwealth School
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Defense Information School
    Print & Broadcast Journalism
  • North Shore Community College
    Technical Writing
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