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!

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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A Walking Day Around Boston

Practical reasons had me opt to park at a MBTA subway station to take the T into my morning meetings. With a 9:30 meeting downtown at City Hall, I’d be fighting traffic all the way into an expensive parking spot. … Continue reading

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Cheering Big Papi and Mourning a Hamster

Our first 24 hours flying solo with Jodi away for a conference seemed to encapsulate the joys and trials of parenting pretty well. A few weeks ago, I noticed a tweet from the Mass. Public Health Association indicating it was … Continue reading

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Early Spring Sunrise

The early spring sun ekes out of its slumber, casting glimmers of rosy purple light across the ice still clinging to the surface of Horn Pond. The ice is still with us as we near April, but the morning bird … Continue reading

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Cooked: the New #Book by Michael Pollan

I was pleasantly surprised to unwrap Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan on Christmas. I’m a big fan of his past books The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Focused and Productive Digital Time

Yes, we need to seek our own version of Walden Pond to find refuge from our hectic digital world, as I wrote about here. But realistically, if your work and lifestyle is anything like mine, you are going to be … Continue reading

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Four Seasons by the Pond

Among other things, 2013 afforded me plenty of opportunities to enjoy the natural beautify of Horn Pond, which we are fortunate to live very close to in Woburn, MA. Here are a few photos that capture my walks through the … Continue reading

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Aligning Big Goals and Daily Habits

With only 8% of resolutions kept , we have reason to be skeptical about goals set around New Year’s. I’ve tended to shun the resolutions as typically approached, focusing on ideas such as “Finding Flow” and “New Year’s Green Lights”. … Continue reading

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9 #Books I Really Enjoyed in 2013

Last year’s reading recap was largely a complaint that I didn’t find many books to recommend with enthusiasm. I’m happy to report and share about the books I read and enjoyed in 2013–definitely a good reading year for me! I … Continue reading

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The Year of the #BostonStrong Bounce Back

We were enjoying a rare couples weekend away, online to peruse our dinner options in Saratoga, when we started seeing social media references to the horrible Boston Marathon bombing. We were quickly able to determine that our son had gone … Continue reading

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