The Lounge

I spent four years at MIT from 1979 to 1983. It was an amazing time for me in so many ways.

I lived in a house across the river from MIT at 119 Bay State Road.

For two years, I lived on the fourth floor, in the rear of the house, in a room that overlooked the Charles River.

I loved this room and we called it “The Lounge”.

I found out last night that The Lounge burnt to a crisp in January. Here’s a picture of the rear of the house after the fire.
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I met my wife Joanne, The Gotham Gal, sitting on the window bed in the lounge which had the most amazing view of MIT and the Charles River. This is what it looks like now.
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I feel like someone I know and love has died. It’s weird I know. But that’s how I feel.