Posts Tagged ‘massachusetts’

On the day of the 9/11 attacks, I was on a plane from Budapest to Kyiv, Ukraine, where I started an internship for the United Nations Development Programme. My first duty in my new position, which began on Sept. 12, 2001, was to write a letter of condolences from the UN to the American Embassy.

Many years ago, my buddy and I jumped into my Volkswagen Westfalia and headed south from Vancouver, Canada. We were bound for Mexico – we only made it as far as New Mexico, but that’s another story – and experienced one of the most hair-raising drives I’ve ever had on the way there. In Salt […]

The real windy cities

Posted: 20th February 2013 by Keith MacKenzie in Hurricane, weather
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I’ll be damned. Here I thought all along that Chicago was famous for the nasty winds that sweep through the downtown corridors between the skyscrapers, and then I come across this. In short, it’s the top 101 windy cities with over 50,000 people in the United States. Here are the top 10:

Top 5 things I miss about Vancouver

Posted: 15th February 2013 by Keith MacKenzie in top 5, Woburn
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Now that we’ve been in Massachusetts for more than five monthS, I find myself distanced enough from Vancouver to now contemplate what I might miss about that place, in direct relation to life in Woburn, Massachusetts. So without further ado, I present the top five things I miss about Vancouver: