Who is the writer?



Fred Durso, Jr. has spent decades obsessing over one decade in particular. He’s currently fighting the good fight as an award-winning journalist working in the nonprofit sector. Music from the ’80s gives him the optimistic jolt needed to ward off any negativity that may try to bring him down (on most days, that is). He is currently on a personal quest to live out the themes and/or lyrics of his favorite ’80s songs. (Read his first post for details.) Fred resides in Boston. Share your love of his favorite decade or any comments on this blog by emailing him.



  1. Kelly McCormick · December 16, 2008

    Looking forward to reading many more stories, great job!

  2. Kelly McCormick · December 16, 2008

    Hey i had to be the first to make a comment, Great Job, looking forward to reading more stories

  3. Kelly McCormick · January 8, 2009

    Wow you are such a talented writer! I am so proud of you

  4. knowledgetoday · March 30, 2009

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  5. orangehipsters · April 23, 2010

    Enjoy your writing style and the lady bugs in the image.
    They bring smiles

  6. Dan Eisner · October 9, 2010

    You say you like any type of music produced in the 1980s. Paul McCartney made music in the 1980s. Just sayin’.

  7. BSA Scouts · August 21, 2011

    Great post. Thanks.

  8. Rajini Kurian · March 8, 2012

    Hey Fred, loving your blog! I am sad I didn’t discover it sooner. Looking forward to reading more…


  9. Renita · June 28, 2012

    Just read the cell phone post. Danny finally ordered a new phone yesterday. He uses my phone to play words with friends at night and sometimes forgets to put it back on the charger. It drives me nuts! I’m glad that he (and you) finally upgraded. 🙂

    • Fred Durso · June 29, 2012

      Thanks for reading! Glad to hear Danny also bit the bullet and got the upgrade. Speaking of charging, I can’t believe how quickly the battery gets depleted. Another gripe I have with my phone. OK, I’ll stop now 🙂

  10. Enjoleah Daye · October 28, 2013

    Good reads Fred. You have an unique journalistic writing style that seems to be a nice mix of a campfire storyteller who possesses a keen attention to detail like a sci-fi genre writer.

    • Fred Durso · October 30, 2013

      Thanks for reading, Leah. Happy to entertain! Hope all’s well in your world.

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