It’s ok, I’m a psych major

I’m currently 32,900 feet over Wisconsin traveling westward at roughly 505mph.

Not long ago I decided I’d blog more. And, for no reason other than timing this is the first entry in that attempt. I promise further entries will be at least as shallow and unforgettable as what you see here. Move along now, you have something better to do with your time.

By the way, I’m not nor was I ever a psychology major. I just finally watched Burning Annie, a film written and produced by folks I knew in college. It’s worth a look. The line “It’s ok, I’m a psych major” is indeed from the film. The line caught my fancy. Now for all I know it’s a line from some other movie, as Burning Annie does reference quite a few other flicks (Annie Hall being primary, but good mentions of Kevin Smith and others). But given my current altitude and velocity I’m unable to Google the phrase. I will, however, insert this here very link for everyone’s enjoyment.

Brief interlude… I actually have seen Burning Annie once before, just not in a quality setting. They showed it at an arts event of some sort in NYC, and I happen to be in town (for Macworld of all coincidences). The film was shown in what could have been a concrete bunker – the audio quality was disastrous. I was able to follow along, but this was my first viewing where I could actually hear the thing. (Sad when one considers a jet a comparatively superior setting for film audio.)

I’d insert a profitable link to purchase the DVD from Amazon, but without internet access I’m also unable to do such a thing. Plus I believe it’s possible to purchase from the official Burning Annie web site as linked above, and them being the actual artists deserve the cash more than I.

I’m headed towards the annual Steve Jobs worship event, the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. I’ll be staying with Herb (who needs to blog more often himself).

Currently listening to the Waking Life soundtrack, well worth the listen.

So the question is, what shall I blog about and how often shall I attempt the creation of new entries? Should I pick a topic, and become an “expert” in said topic? Or just ramble. Currently I’m rambling, and honestly not doing a fascinating job about it. Must be that darned altitude. I have a few posts in my head which I’ll get down on virtualpaper soon enough. Monday’s a lay-low day for me, the day before the keynote address.

I’ve recently found myself an extremely minor participant in two national/international events. I should probably say something about them. They’re in extreme contrast to one another, about as extreme as one could imagine. But not today, or at least not within such a ferociously dull post. Seriously, this is tremendously poor writing, lacking wit, substance, and style. Not that I have the right to claim expertise on any of the three but I’m often a few steps upwards of where we are today. So please, stop reading now if you haven’t fallen asleep and read earlier posts either here or over at

We’re now over Wyoming, so I think I’ll watch another movie. King of Kong, perhaps.

(No, I could not actually post while in the air. But keeping true to the “I can’t look that up” theme I’m posting without cheating. I also did not watch King of Kong yet – listened to the soundtrack from Juno, took a nap, and eventually landed.)

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So, I’ve got a blog

So here it is,, the blog for Mitch Cohen of Douglas, MA. It’s not my first blog – that would be What I think I’ll do is use that for family and personal stuff, and use this one more for commentary. I’ll certainly include info and thoughts about the great town in which we live – Douglas, Massachusetts. You’re also likely to see ramblings on politics, technology, film, and whatever else comes up. It’ll be an opportunity for me to write, which I enjoy. I’m not sure if I’ll get any regular readers but that’s not the point.

To start things off I’ve added, in addition to this post, the text from the original site which I created a few months back as I ran for the Board of Selectmen here in Douglas. The voters were kind enough to elect me, and I’m six months into a three year term.