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I have a friend named Rob. I don’t see him very often, but when I do it is always a real pleasure.

He is a very upbeat person with a seemingly insatiable curiosity for delight in many of its guises – flavorful cheeses, distinctive food preparations, beverages of all sorts to accompany food, or to drink alone; especially wine.  And it doesn’t stop there – he has accumulated many treasures over an extended period of time: paintings, drawings, prints, maps, photographs, furniture, books, objects – and the list goes on.

Rob and his remarkable wife Shelley have had a rich life raising their four daughters in a grand-scaled Queen Anne home (including  a carriage house) in an early Boston suburb, while leading rich professional careers.

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While the children (and now grandchildren) live on their own, Rob and Shelley’s ‘nest’ is hardly empty.

Rob has an intellectual, historical or aesthetic connection – and is passionate about – nearly every ‘thing’ in his home.  He is a cultural adventurer; some time ago we enjoyed an afternoon looking at antique furniture, paintings and decorative arts in a museum, followed by an exhibition of adventuresome new art,  we had a lovely meal with a great accompanying beverage, and went to a enormous outlet bookstore.

And what’s particularly refreshing about Rob is that unlike so many men, he speaks of his professional life only when prodded – there is too much still to see, do, experience, taste, share, etc. to converse about work!

Now you’re wondering what Rob has to do with Pinterest?