100 hours

Why Morning is Broken

by Alan on July 5, 2014

in 100 hours


Hello! (Photo credit: Major Clanger)

Well Good Morning Sir, and how are you today?” was pretty much the standard greeting from all the hotel staff during my stay in Boston and they said it in a way that made me think that they meant it.

And how that contrasts with the perfunctory British greeting of “Morning”, well that is if  you get a greeting at all from people as we are now pretty adept at ignoring people as we pass them. [click to continue…]

What is the point of Baseball?

by Alan on May 5, 2014

in 100 hours, Sport

baseballWhen I knew I was going to visit Boston, I thought I’d take advantage of the trip and see those things I couldn’t see at home and try to understand a little more about America.
Consequently almost my first reaction was to check if the Boston Redsox were playing a match whilst I was there. I was lucky, not only were they playing, they were playing the New York Yankees. Even though I know nothing about baseball, I had an inkling that this was a “big one”. So I booked the tickets for an evening of entertainment at Fenway Park. [click to continue…]

English: Logo of the Massachusetts Institute o...

Logo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Last week I went on a business trip to Boston, to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in fact on what was my first real visit the the USA. I was away from home for a total of 100 hours, yet the impact the trip had on me and the lessons I learnt, made it feel far more valuable than any 100 hours I can remember. [click to continue…]