"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Feeling feverish recently and in need of an invigorating splash of something or other I reached for the old bay rum. If you could distill the essence of those clove oranges you make for Christmas and put it in a bottle, this stuff would be the result. I've felt like a walking pomander.
In the locker room of the Union Boat Club they used to have wall dispensers brimming with bay rum, which you could splash from head to toe and comb through your hair and, I suppose, even gargle with if you were so inclined. If any of Mrs P's Boston young men had an aura of mulled rum punch even in mid-summer this might have been the cause.