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Oh you, Jack Frost

Posted: 20th March 2014 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized

Ahh, blessed winter. That time of the year when the pretty snowflakes – all of them unique in design and appearance – flutter down from the heavens above and settle on the ground like a gentle butterfly touching down on a puppy dog’s nose.

A piggyback ride?

Posted: 1st August 2013 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized

Yes, that title is a very deliberate pun. Here I was, this morning, driving through the center of Woburn after dropping off the kids at daycare, when I saw a cop – yes, a bonafide Woburn city policeman – hitching a ride on the back of a construction truck. That’s something you don’t see everyday. […]

Hot stuff, part 2

Posted: 18th July 2013 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized

See there, that’s proof of the hotness that has descended on this dear state of Massachusetts. Apparently heat records being set all over.

Hot stuff

Posted: 15th July 2013 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized

Allow me to extend to my few (many?) readers a sincere apology for the utter lack of content on this blog since the week of April 15, 2013. It’s been a few months befitting the life of a lunatic – in-laws have been staying with us, a few other guests here and there, and in […]

And here we are at the aforementioned game.

Posted: 28th March 2013 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized

A truly original-six experience

Posted: 28th March 2013 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized
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As a kid, I always liked to watch the Boston Bruins on Hockey Night in Canada. For some reason, every single game – or really, every game and a half – seemed to be the Bruins versus the Montreal Canadiens, and being a long-suffering Vancouver Canucks fan, this was always a treat to see.

A new shooting rocks America

Posted: 15th December 2012 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized
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The news came as a blip on my smartphone:”Connecticut elementary school district in lockdown”. I closed the window thinking it was just another thing in the news, maybe some yahoo had fired a bullet into the air or there was an orange alert, or something else.

Those damn flag waving patriots?

Posted: 12th October 2012 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized

Where Keith sits down for the first time in two weeks, taking advantage of the precious couple of hours in the afternoon when his son is fast asleep in his crib: KIEFER: OK, Keith, let’s get started. KEITH (bleary eyed): Let’s do it. KIEFER: So, how you doing these weeks? KEITH: I’m all right. It’s […]

We begin with an interview

Posted: 28th September 2012 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized

After a week – or longer than a week, really – of pondering how to begin my blog, Mass By Volume, I sit here on this rainy Friday afternoon with my son fast asleep, and now, I begin.

Touchdown in Woburn, Massachusetts

Posted: 19th September 2012 by Keith MacKenzie in Uncategorized

And so it begins. I, my wife, and our baby boy touched down on the Logan Airport tarmac around 6:30 pm on Sunday Boston time, and immediately jumped in a cab and ordered him to take us all the way to Woburn, Massachusetts.