Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Salute to my Brother/Mayoral Race

The primaries for the mayoral race in Massachusetts has ended, and despite an amazing effort, my brother Doug wound up just 3% shy of being in the run-off for November. He was one of 4 candidates (which included the mayor currently in office). A former mayor who ecided to run again was the candidate who made the run-off against the current mayor.

Doug went on the air to a local radio program and gave his reaction and what he's doing next. He has a lot more class that I will ever have. He's a very educated man and an eloquent speaker.
Here's Doug's 8 minute radio interview, Post-Election
http://www.qatv.org/audio/AMQuincy/mayoral-candidate-doug-gutro-september-25-2015

As I said before- I am SO proud of my brother Doug for running a great campaign for Mayor of our hometown. Sadly, he missed out on being one of the 2 mayoral candidates by a tiny margin. If only people that voted for the others would've learned about all he accomplished in public service as a Ward 5 councilor for 14 years- they ALL would have voted for him. I've never seen a city councilor care more for their city and for the people who live in the city. * Doug ALWAYS made time to address every concern and helped people nights, weekends and holidays even taking precious time away from his family. * In my opinion, Quincy just suffered a massive loss for moving forward. Doug's love for the city and passion is unmatched. I only hope that people in office will learn from Doug.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14