Well, finally! Here we are in Boston. We arrived just in time for our raison d’etre, the event which was the genesis for this trip. We came here for a free lecture. And the lecture is the only thing free since we embarked on this journey. Our route from home and back has been and will…

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Nantucket has been a delight. The shopping is epic and expensive. The lobster rolls are epic and expensive, too. The Whaling Museum was fascinating; we entered yesterday morning thinking that we’d kill an hour there, then head to lunch. We ended up going back after lunch and then woke up this morning wishing we had…

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George Frederic Jones and his wife, Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander Jones, were the real-life inspiration for that old expression, “keeping up with the Joneses.” As we all know, the expression describes, in a nutshell, competitive spending. The Joneses had extravagant homes in both New York and Newport and threw parties that were the talk of the…

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For some unknown reason, we decided a few years ago that we needed to see as many state capitol buildings as possible. We are not knocking ourselves out or anything, but if we happen to be in a state capital, we make the effort to see the state house. Yesterday, we popped in to tour…

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