Author Archives: David

About David

I'm a proud Dad and husband living in Woburn, MA, just north of Boston. I've created my Wordpress site as a place to put together and share my many diverse interests. These include my work at Social Capital Inc. (http://socialcapitalinc.org), my passion for good food & wine that I share at Cooking Chat (http://cookingchat.blogspot.com), poetry and photos (often inspired by the beautiful pond we live near), and my exploration of new places and ideas. In addition to those two websites above, here are other places you can find me online: Twitter: @socialcap (related to my work, most active handle), @davidbcrowley (general), @cookingchat @DC_Woburn (of local interest in & around my community, also what I use for FourSquare) Google+: David B. Crowley LindedIn: My profile Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidbcrowley Email: davidbcrowley AT gmail.com OK, I think that about covers it for now!

Differences and the Work of Greatness in Our Democracy

If Secretary Clinton and President Obama can move on with grace and dignity as they did in their remarks yesterday, I certainly can move forward too. As President Obama noted, when he welcomes President-elect Trump to the White House today, … Continue reading

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Lessons from The Innovators [#bookreview]

Walter Isaacson’s book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, is a good read to provide a long view of innovators who made major contributions to bringing us the digital tools we have … Continue reading

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Seeking some words to grasp after the terrible violence of the week in Dallas, MN, and … Continue reading

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Summer Rain Haiku

Walking in the light warm rain today inspired this little Summer Rain haiku. The last line came to me thinking about another time I was walking on a day like this. walking in warm rain summer smells steeped in moisture … Continue reading

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Easily Switch Between Instagram Accounts

Were you excited to learn you can easily switch between Instagram accounts now? Yes, me too! This posts breaks down the simple steps for switching between Instagram accounts on your phone. I was excited to learn that you can now … Continue reading

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Color Blind Book Review: Breaking the Baseball Color Line Before Jackie Robinson

I’ve been putting most of my blogging energies into Cooking Chat, but I do want to get back into blogging here with some regularity.  A good place to start is with a quick book review of Color Blind: The Forgotten Team … Continue reading

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#FoodDay2015 Reflections and Links

Sure, if you read my food and wine blog posts on Cooking Chat, much of the focus there is simply on the pure sensory delight of good food, and the aesthetic appeal of a well-presented plate.  Today being Food Day, … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Summer Haikus

Wow, it’s been over a year since I’ve written on this blog! I’ve been focusing my blogging energies over at Cooking Chat, growing the readership and generally improving the quality of the blog. Oh yes, and I published my first … Continue reading

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Two Keys to Doubling Blog Traffic

I’ve been at my Cooking Chat blog for over five years and nearly 500 posts, so when my blog traffic doubled over the past few months, I thought it would be worth a look under the hood to see what … Continue reading

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3 Insights from Adam Grant’s “Give and Take”

Could giving be the key to success? Adam Grant’s book Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success suggests there is some real power to the old maxim that it’s better to give than to receive.  He starts the … Continue reading

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