Roundup of September and October Posts

Beacon Hill, Halloween, Beacon Hill with a Boo!, Boston By Foot, @BostonByFoot

Beacon Hill on Halloween

Today is Halloween, which means that (1) You’re planning to go out trick or treating, either alone or with children [the first one is creepy, very creepy]; (2) You’re planning to stay home and give out candy to the kids who come to your door; (3) You’re planing to go on @BostonByFoot’s Beacon Hill with a Boo! tour; or (4) You’re going to a party, either with or without costume.

It also means that its’ time for the bi-monthly roundup of posts from The Next Phase blog.

If you have been too busy to read regularly, here’s your chance to catch up on the posts you’ve missed, I have included updates in the news for those posts that have them so you can — among other things — find out how Sherman tanks helped win WWII or see a picture of me presenting at the Bitnorth Conference.

Before you keep reading, put down that bag of Halloween candy. It’s for the kids tonight, not for you. Put it down right now!


Friends and Family

Food and Cooking

Business and Technology

  • Burger King’s Way Isn’t My Way
  • Humanizing Human Resources
  • Peak Scheduling Will Make Air Travel Worse
    Update: Scott McCartney in The Wall Street Journal tells us that “Skinnier Seats on More Crowded Planes” are about to make air travel even more unpleasant than the airlines have managed to do so far. Which is to say, pretty darned awful.
    “The lightweight seats—and even some new, skinnier bathrooms—improve airlines’ bottom line, with less fuel burned per passenger and more tickets sold per flight. But passengers can feel the pinch: Some complain about stiff padding and knee-knocking issues, and liken flying in the new seat to squeezing next to strangers on a crowded park bench.”
    Great. There’s nothing like flying on a park bench from Boston to San Francisco. Read it and weep.
The Wall Street Journal, Alberto Cervantes, skinny airplane seats, united Airlines

Graphic by Alberto Cervantes / The Wall Street Journal

Lifestyle and Culture

Fury, @FuryMovie, #FuryMovie, Brad Pitt, Shia LeBoeuf, Michael Pena, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs

The crew of Fury

Movies and TV

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