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Moving south

There is an old joke in Maine about a family that heads south in the winter for warmer climates – they have a vacation home in Kittery. If you are from away, trust me it is funnier in person. It also helps if you know where Kittery is.

That punchline comes to mind as we are in fact moving south this summer – all the way from New Hampshire to Boston. South of Boston even.

My fellowship at Poynter ends April 28, and on May 2 I will start at the Boston Globe / as a Senior Product Manager (Yep, I buried the lede there) helping develop and support new mobile products.

Needless to say I am excited about the new job – phones and tablets are where the action is going to be for the next few years. And, I am incredibly indebted to Poynter (especially Julie, Steve, Mallary and Regina) for helping me think and write about mobile and social these past months.

I will be commuting for most of the summer – it is about an hour in good traffic. We hope to sell our place in N.H. and move to Mass. sometime before September. That part of the process can’t come soon enough – I spent the weekend painting and putting new tile in the upstairs bathroom. Why is it we never really get around to fixing a place up until we are selling it?

On a related note – anyone want a piano? No way am I moving that again.


  1. Mark E. johnson
    Mark E. johnson March 28, 2011

    Congrats, Damon – fully expect you to do well there.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous March 28, 2011

      Thanks Mark.

      On a meta-level, interesting to watch responses. I almost forgot I had comments on the blog as most people use FB or Twitter to reply. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous March 28, 2011

    Thanks Eric.

  3. mthiboult
    mthiboult March 30, 2011

    Congrats on finishing up a great fellowship and kudos on the new job, Damon! That’s very exciting news ๐Ÿ™‚ (Hope Annette and Josh are doing well too!)

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous March 30, 2011

      Thanks Morgen. Everyone is good! So, are you saying you want a piano? ๐Ÿ™‚

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