Troop 12 is once again supporting our Norton Senior Center with this annual gift drive. The Seniors are looking for specific items (see the flyer). Items can be dropped off on Saturday Dec 4th and our Scouts will deliver them to the Senior Center. Can’t make the drop off day? Reach out via FB Messenger or email us and arrangements can be made. You could also consider donating a gift card that can mailed direct to the Senior Center. Thank you for your support in making the holidays a little bit merrier!

Kids are all at school. You sit down to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and relax for a moment… and then spot two chromebooks on charge that should have been in their backpacks. #dadschromebookdeliveryservice is leaving the depot.

#mboct It’s getting dark but we have light.

Let’s see if I can complete #mboct this year. It’ll only get a touch cold tonight (46F) πŸ•

One time passwords raise the bar, but as services like this become more and more common its clear that we have to move to WebAuthN/FIDO2. You might not think you’re a target but often the value is in the number of breached accounts not the individual account.

Exciting news in the Zero Trust space so of course we have a hot take

On top of our swings… just hanging out.

It’s simultaneously difficult to believe it’s already 20 years and only 20 years. So many details of that day have been lost to fuzzy memories but I clearly remember our org being gathered to be told about Danny.

A touching tribute on a local station.

Can’t wait to try this out! πŸ•

Steak Crunch Wrap, twice fried fries and Joe mayo… here we come! Summer on the common with Fork and Bibb can’t be beat!

I’ll sort out more pictures later, but Alex’s (and mine!) first week at Camp Hinds was a success!

Wales v Canada πŸ‰ match program(me) for those of us watching from home

πŸ‰ #rugbyislife

2022 @NEFreeJacks seats acquired. Doing my part to fill the stadium by adding a 3rd seat for my family this season. I’m staying in Blue as I love both the crowd we had this season and the action inside the 22. Where’s your favorite spot for a πŸ‰ match?


Ready for Free Jacks / NOLA Gold #undefeatedathome #letsride with @woodgymlr @nefreejacks

Every WWDC… do not install the first beta. You always regret installing the first beta. Why are you installing the first beta?

Busy weekend for ⚾️ for Alex - the boys played hard and although they didn’t make it through pool play for the play offs, they ended the season on a win in 90+F heat! Then a Free Jacks πŸ‰ game with my father in-law - #togetherweride for the win! #greatweekend

🐢 update. Curly and Mack are still getting along like brothers. They play hard, sleep hard… drink and right back to playing. I’m often exhausted just being in the same room πŸ˜‚ Curly continues to find weird positions to sleep in. But he’s happy so go for it!

Time to look back on the week. Alex had the weekend off from baseball so I took Abby to the FreeJacks game. Memorial Day was a day of scouting… raising flags early morning, bringing them down in the evening, and participating in the town’s Memorial Day services. The middle of the week is a bit of a blur, but I had reason to look at my travel history for the past 5 years and was astounded by the difference the last 18 months of no travel has made. Friday - lunch at the local food truck and balancing the pool chemicals.

And the fact they’re all home games is πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³πŸ˜˜

“Kids today need to learn respect and responsibility”. I mean, just look at this gang of youths roaming the streets early on a wet and cold holiday morning… raising flags in honor of Memorial Day while most of their school friends sleep in. #wickedawesomescouts Troop 12, Norton MA.

Went inside a grocery store today for the first time since the mask mandate was lifted in MA (yesterday). Still about 2/3rds of staff and customers wearing masks. No judgment in either direction just an observation and curiosity in how long (if ever) it will take for mask wearing to be the minority.

Had an amazing time at the FreeJacks πŸ‰ with Abby. She wasn’t put off by the cold, wet weather πŸ₯° Amazing crowd, surprise visit from Woodgy and delicious food. Topped off with a New! England! FreeJacks! WIN! #undefeatedathome #weridetogether #weekendsareforrugby

Yesterday we added Mack to our family. He and Curly acted like long lost brothers from the moment they met. Today is FreeJacks game day. I’m super excited to take Abby to her first πŸ‰ match, even though it’s going to be the coldest, wettest day we’ve had for a while!

Coffee and cookies in bed for first breakfast, Hanger 12 for second breakfast, Flaky Crust for lunch, delicious home made vindaloo shrimp from my Father in law for dinner. What a great birthday! (Maybe more flaky crust pie for midnight snack…)