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Welcome to Allow me introduce myself. I'm Garrett R. Harding but everyone who knows me calls me Gary. The purpose of this web site is to share my thoughts and experiences. Please let me know what you think by dropping an email to Gary**** (exclude the '****').

Name: Garrett R. Harding
Nick name: Gary
Address: 128 Parker Street, #3A
Acton, MA 01720
Blogs: Harding's Blog -
Patriotcast Blog -
Podcast: Patriotcast
Available on iTunes or access feed at
Social Networking: LinkedIn
Home Town: Lexington, MA
Gender: Male
Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Relationship Status: Married - Wedding date Sep 13, 2008
Political Views: Conservative
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
High School: Lexington High School
Lexington, MA
Undergraduate: Bentley College
Waltham, MA
Bachelor of Science, Accountancy, Honors, 1981
Graduate: Babson College
Wellesley, MA
Master of Business Administration, 1985
Professional Designations: CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
Attending: Bentley College
Waltham, MA
Master of Science of Taxation, Expected graduation: 2012
Employer: Kaplow & Kaplow, CPAs, P.C.
1077 Lexington Street, Suite 204
Waltham, MA 02452
Position: Senior Accountant
Time Period: August 2006 to Present
Work History: See Resume
General Interests: Macintosh, digital photography,
attending concerts, seeing live bands at local clubs,
going to Singing Beach at Machester by the Sea, MA
Meetings/Activities: BMAC - Boston Macintosh User Group
Massachusetts Route 128 Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants
Board member Rosestone Condominium Association, Inc.
Music: Country, Blues, Jazz
Local Bands: The Love Dogs, Bruce Marshall Group, BeatleJuice, The Fools, Fat City
Movies: Forest Gump, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Enjoy all types, especially action, thriller and science fiction
Books: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, The Class,
The Harry Potter series, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series. See Reading List.
Favorite Authors: Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Sidney Sheldon, Clive Cussler, Dan Brown
Admired People: George H. W. Bush, Neil A. Armstrong
Television: 24, ER, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order, House,
60 Minutes, Meet The Press, StarGate Altantis, Battlestar Galactica

This site has been developed in XHTML 1.0 Strict and has been validated as XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant. Unfortunately, MS Internet Explorer is not yet compliant with this accepted standard. Therefore, this site is best viewed in FireFox or Safari.



January 17, 2008 - I updated the Introduction to the web site.

November 13, 2007 - On Sunday, November 11th, The Sit N Bull Pub in Maynard, MA closed its doors. I have set up group of web pages to display photos and memorabilia. Click here to go to

September 9, 2006 – Photos are now being managed and presented via web pages generated by iWeb and stored on my dot Mac account. For further information go to Photos or access the photos by clicking on

August 2, 2006 – Added photos for RSVCA Building 2 roofing project.

August 1, 2006 – Numerous changes have occurred. First, photos have been added for the July 3rd Boston Pops Rehearsal, the Kenny Chesney concert and the Collin Raye concert. Second, the reading list has been re-ordered so that the most recent books appear at the top. Finally, a site map has been added.

July 11, 2006 – I have added a resume section to the website.

June 29, 2006 – Site maintenance - Today I updated all pages so that they would be XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant.

June 21, 2006 – Today I received a letter stating that the State Board of Public Accountancy has granted me my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Click here for further details.

June 20, 2006 – Rob graduated from The Victor School - Congratulations Rob! Go to Photos to see the pictures.

June 9, 2006 – A Photo section has been added. Check out Rob's Graduation pictures from Acton Boxborough Regional High School.

May 25, 2006 – It is with great pleasure to announce that is operational.



In August I began blogging - Check out Harding's Blog at Blogger.

Additional commentary will be provided in the future.


Beginning in the Fall of 2005 I investigated podcasting. This resulted in the creation of my podcast entitled Patriotcast. The home page for Patriotcast is The podcasts can be downloaded directly from the site's blog, Patriotcast Blog, by clicking on the title of each posting. The podcast is also available via iTunes. Simply search for Patriotcast in iTunes.


Reading List

I love to read but never make enough time for it. In spite of this, I average about a book a month. I read both fiction and non-fiction. During the summer I read on the beach and save fiction for then.

Simply click here to go to my reading list. I've attempted to assign a date read to each book. For most of the books this is merely an approximation and therefore may be incorrect. I hope to convert this information into a MySql database and allow visitors to sort the list to their preference or inquire about an author or a title. I also would like to add a commentary field where I can provide a brief review.



Over the past few years I have made Powerpoint presentations on various topics to two groups, The Massachusetts Route 128 Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and BMAC, Boston Macintosh User Group. PDF versions of the presentations are available. Simply click on the presentation links to the left or go to presentations.



I now have two sections to display photos. Originally, I maintained my own web pages displaying photos. I chose this approach because of the inflexibility built into the various photo display sites. The downside with this approach was the amount of time it would take to create each web page.

In August 2007 I purchased iLife '08. The new versions of iPhoto, iWeb and .Mac provide excellent mechanisms to display photos. I am now using these tools to display and distribute my photos, slideshows and movies. I hope you enjoy them.

My new photos can be found at

My original photos are still accessible by simply clicking on photos.


Website Design

Open Source Web Design
The template for the site came from Open Source Web Design at The name of the template is Sinorca. The following edited comments are from the original author/designer haran.
Cross-browser consistency
Cross-browser consistency is a result of Sinorca’s comprehensive screen stylesheet. Major style parameters are explicitly defined in the stylesheet, resulting in less dependence on browser-determined defaults and thus fewer rendering idiosyncrasies.
Alternative stylesheet
An alternative stylesheet has been provided. To view the alternative stylesheet in (certain) Gecko-based browsers, select Sinorca (alternative) from the ViewUse Style submenu.
Print media stylesheet
Sinorca has a print media stylesheet that styles the page in a format appropriate for black and white printing. To see the effect of this stylesheet, select print preview from the file menu, or direct this page to a printer.
Sinorca has accessibility features for people with impaired vision. The template conforms to the WCAG double A rating and § 508 guidelines for web content accessibility. The relative simplicity of the template’s underlying markup ensures that the page can be easily transformed for rendering in aural, tactile (braille) and other non-visual user agents.
Additionally, the majority of document metrics (widths, lengths and spacings) are font-size relative. This means that a user can increase the default font size of the page (using their browser) without compromising it’s layout.


Constructive comments regarding the website content or design are always welcomed. Drop an email to Gary**** (exclude the '****').

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