Day 20 Not Eating like an A$$hole Go-To Meal Replacement: @StarKistCharlie Hot Buffalo Style Tuna Packet Mixed with Fresh Salsa

I really enjoy this.  It’s easy and I can have it on hand all the time instead of breaking down and getting some crap to eat.

Starkist Tuna Creations Hot Buffalo Style Tuna Pouch mixed with Stop and Shop hot salsa.

Tons of flavor.  It’s like a great spicy dip.  The packets are something like $1.59 and can be stored in my desk drawer.

70 calories, 15 grams of protein.

It’s been 20 days and I’m down from 202 to 194.2 lbs.  8 lbs down with 4 to go.


Allen Estes Carnival Man Is Available!

Hey folks,

We finally have our new record out! Brand new, one week old. 

Here are some links… 

You can purchase a hard copy at my website, or you can listen on many different streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and iTunes. We also have clips of all the songs on soundcloud:

There was a great article this past weekend in the Gloucester Daily Times, too, check this out:

Susan Cattaneo and The Big Loud Band with Renee and Joe to open. This Saturday 7:30pm @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse


The next Old Sloop Coffeehouse concert will be Saturday, November 30.  It will feature Boston singer-songwriter Susan Cattaneo.  Susan is bringing one of her absolutely killer bands: Renée Dupuis on keyboards and vocals, Jamie Walker of The Swinging Steals on lead guitar, Richard Gates on bass, and Andrew Jones on drums.

Renée and Joe will open the proceedings.

Here is a video of Susan performing her song “Work Hard Love Harder” with a band consisting of many of the same musicians who will be at the Old Sloop Coffeehouse performance:

super swag & banquet | GHS Boys Soccer Gloucester House #GloucesterMA #FishermenAthletics

Well done super boosters – Grace Ferrara and family, Carlotta , and Diane Horne – for organizing such a special event and all that went into it! The Gloucester House meal and service were outstanding. Thanks to the generous folks who bought raffle tickets and game day snacks and many volunteers and supporters. There was serious swag and a wonderful celebration for a great season. Congratulations players.

A few scenes from the GHS boys soccer dinner banquet at Gloucester House, Gloucester, MA.

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super booster Grace Ferrera and crew 🙂

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Head Coach Armando Marnoto

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JV Coach Jason Rutkauskus

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courtesy photos from Kristin and Peg:


Link to slideshow


GHS Fishermen Athletics @FishermenGhs Winter Athletics Store open until 11:59pm on Sunday 12/1. Orders to arrive prior to holidays.

Associated Clergy of Cape Ann Interfaith Service

Associated Clergy of Cape Ann Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Monday, November 25, 7:00 p.m.
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
10 Church Street
Gloucester, MA
Please join the clergy of Cape Ann for an interfaith service of gratitude for our beloved Earth, with readings, prayers, and music.  All are welcome!
An offering will be collected to support the work of TownGreen 2025 in helping to organize Cape Ann’s response to the climate crisis.