Cat whisperer

I am currently in the midst of planning an elaborate surprise party to celebrate the 11th birthday of my faithful and trusty sidekick, Elwood. So when I overheard someone mention the term “cat whisperer” this week, it set off an involuntary internal analysis exploring the...

New York Jock Exchange

One of this week’s most interesting news stories involved San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis — who struck a deal with a financial company to publicly trade himself like a stock. Under the reported terms of the agreement, San Francisco-based Fantex Inc. will pay Davis $4...

Green Monster

Godzilla is fired up to fire up the new season Friday at Fenway. In this file photo, the legendary Green Monster enjoys view from atop legendary Green Monster. Tweet Share Links to some of my baseball writing: Hub fans bid curse adieu (My report from Fenway on Opening Day 2005,...

Mocking the Bully: Unau...

Boohoo. Crimea River. That’s what Vladimir Putin says when the rest of the world whines about what a bad man he is for seizing part of a neighboring nation. Now basking — often topless — in the glare of the international spotlight, the Russian tough guy has gone from someone most...

Professor O’Blarn...

To help explore the true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day, today we check in with the legendary Irish advice columnist Professor O’Blarney. The professor — whose credentials include a Ph.D. in limericks from the University of Sligo and a master’s in shillelagh studies from Tipperary State —...

Shipyard prison project...

Hey Apple. Hey Google. What would be cooler than locating your new East Coast genius lab in a crazy, century-old prison castle inspired by Alcatraz and featured in an infamous, Oscar-nominated Jack Nicholson flick? Newsflash: The U.S. Navy is once again looking to lease the magnificent...

Bitcoin bonanza

TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday and its chief executive said 850,000 bitcoins, worth several hundred million dollars, are unaccounted for. Bitcoins, you say? If you’re like most people, you’ve probably heard the word...

Daft Olympians

Well, the Winter Olympics are almost over — with closing ceremonies to air tonight featuring Vladimir Putin’s epic high-tech multimillion-ruble salute to Vladimir Putin. But first, it will be fascinating to see if host country Russia can prevail in the first-ever Olympic...