Searching For Spring…

It’s been a while since I’ve ventured out onto the Mohawk Trail and The Berkshires- months, really- which is actually a bit crazy because it’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful parts of Massachusetts. My previous schedule made it a little difficult to find the time or occasion- but now that I’m spending pretty […]

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A Month to Remember: March 2020

Well, it’s been quite a wild few weeks, hasn’t it? First and foremost- I hope you’re all healthy, safe, and getting through this strange and stressful time to the best of your abilities. I know it hasn’t been easy for anyone- and all we can do is take it day by day and hope for […]

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Local Loves: Nichewaug Inn

Petersham, Massachusetts is one of those small, “blink and you’ll miss it” towns here in New England you may not even realize you’re driving past or through on your way to/from another place. With a relatively small population and comprised of mostly forests and reservations- it’s an easy place to miss on a map. And […]

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The Great Outdoors…

In these times of uncertainty, and where the news and the rules/regulations being enforced to try and slow the spread of coronavirus are changing daily if not hourly- I’ve been trying to spend as much time outdoors as I can- away from the television and social media- if only for a little while. It’s one […]

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Coronavirus Concerns…

I’m old enough to remember the hours and days after 9/11- when the country and in many respects, the rest of the world- came to a standstill and completely shut down. Flights were grounded. schools and businesses closed. Major events and large gatherings were cancelled- both out of respect and out of fear for more […]

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Local Loves: Wayside Furniture

Whenever I’m driving back to the Valley from Boston, I like to take either Route 2 or 2A (which can be confusing to those who aren’t from New England since they essentially run parallel to each other.) Either option takes me through scenic back roads, historical neighborhoods and by unusual shops and oddities in towns […]

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A Month to Remember: February 2020

It’s not very often I experience a month that is bookmarked by heartbreak and/or tragedy, but here we are. While not every day can be a picture of perfection- and every month any of us have ever made it through has had it’s fair share of bad days- February 2020 felt like it dragged on […]

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“Every good painter paints what he is…”

It feels like it’s been forever and a day since I last stepped foot in the Museum of Fine Arts (in reality, I think it’s only been about a year. It just feels much longer!) but every once in a while they have a new exhibit or a special event/function that I can’t miss. Recently, […]

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