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Holiday Party: Sailing into dangerous waters

Dec 27, 2010, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"It was a dark and stormy night.

"The biting wind drove needles of ice into my face as I looked at my Android phone one more time to get a fix on my location. The residential streets of Framingham were winding and far different from the clean grids of my Midwestern home. In the icy wind I'm sure a squinted my way past a street sign somewhere, and though my GPS could tell me where I was, I couldn't make sense of which direction to go yet.

"Around me, Massachusetts homes were aglow with the sodium-yellow streetlights, punctuated by the red and green sparkles of holiday lights. A jolly old elf waved at me with a stereophonic "ho ho ho" while his reindeer looked up from their eternal cycle of eating snow."

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