Author Archives: Jim Marzilli

About Jim Marzilli

Jim Marzilli combines expertise in economic, energy and environmental policy with a deep understanding of public policy and politics. He has strong political campaign, organizing, networking, media and communication skills. He played a unique role for eighteen years as an elected official in state government, working nationally and internationally with sub-national and national governments, NGOs and businesses. He left state government in 2008 and went to Iraq to work on a democracy building program. He spent the winters of 2013 and 2014 working in Burma/Myanmar with people who are trying to expand democracy in their country.

Summer cooking

Cooking has always been a big part of my life. As far back as my elementary school days I would come home from school and watch Graham Kerr, the Aussie “Galloping Gourmet” on TV. But for much of the past … Continue reading

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Lovely Florida, lovely world

I returned to Florida last Monday during a torrential storm, horrible rain and flood waters that washed over major roadways. I had to drive on sidewalks to get my car to a safe space and within walking distance of my … Continue reading

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On to Ontario

A great day traveling is priceless. I had such a day today, awaking in the warm gray weather of the Ontario lakes district after a long awaited overnight rain. The mid 70 degree temps were a welcome relief from the … Continue reading

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Jim Marzilli

A former senator and state representative from Massachusetts, Jim Marzilli resigned from his Senate seat and went to Iraq with the National Democratic Institute on a democracy building project. Since his return he has continued to effect change through his … Continue reading

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I just left a live discussion between WBUR’s

I just left a live discussion between WBUR’s Tom Ashbrook and the magnificent food writer Mark Bittman. There are few people with such brilliant food technique and erudition as Bittman, and few who can draw it out like Ashbrook. It … Continue reading

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US focus shifts to Asia-Pacifica

US focus shifts to Asia-Pacifica The world is paying close attention to Korea today but Asia-Pacifica became the focus point for the US two years ago, both militarily and economically. The old Atlantic alliance between the US and Europe and … Continue reading

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Pull out all of the stops

Friends, politics and food are a perfect triumvirate, proved again this Saturday night at a dinner for five. I pulled out all of the stops: a Middle Eastern meze table, an Asian-influenced lobster and scallop bisque, pork loin braised in … Continue reading

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