“Some Places Are Like People: Some Shine and Some Don’t.”

One of my Summer 2021 Bucket List activities was to finally go and see a movie in a drive-in with some of my friends- something I hadn’t done since I was a kid and then couldn’t do in the Summer of 2020 due to social distancing protocols preventing me from congregating with anyone who wasn’t […]

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The Wardrobes of Literature…

Another week, another series of snowstorms here in New England- and although I’ve gotten fairly desensitized to them having been born and raised here, the frequency that they’ve been occurring this Winter thus far has made my daily/nightly workout routine a little more difficult since I can’t safely walk my usual miles as the sidewalks […]

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Ten Favorite Photos From 2020

With 2021 only a few days away, this is the time of year I typically reflect on the year that was- the ups, downs (of which there were many) and revisit the photos I’ve taken over these past months of quarantine, social distancing, and uncertainty. In previous, similar compilations- my “Top 10 Photos” usually consisted […]

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Return to Danvers State Hospital…

When I was 19, my friend and I- having been out in Danvers, Massachusetts one afternoon so she could purchase a new guitar from a store in the area she liked- decided to try and swing by the notorious and long since abandoned Danvers State Hospital to see it with our own eyes and determine […]

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Local Loves: Bowman Mausoleum

I’ve been spending a good portion of my time off in Vermont these days- driving through small, quaint communities and listening to music or stopping to take pictures of the scenery while I social distance and savor the fresh air. Vermont is an interesting state- filled with all sorts of unusual history and attractions- one […]

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A Month to Remember: May 2020

To me, the end of May also marks the end of Spring, which means- of course- that the beginning of June is the unofficial beginning of Summer. Usually I like to celebrate the transition of the seasons this time of year with a trip to a greenhouse to pick up some flowers for my kitchen […]

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Local Loves: Hoosac Tunnel

If you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods and heading Westbound on Route 2 for any reason, there’s a road near the little town of Charlemont that you can turn onto and follow along the Deerfield River for a while- winding past mobile homes, a picnic area, and a few hiking trails […]

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Local Loves: Spooner Well

While I’ve been getting by with non-essential businesses remaining closed during the ongoing COVID-19 situation (I’ve accepted my current no-hair-styling, no-professional-manicure way of life)– it’s been interesting to see how different essential businesses are operating these days. I don’t just mean in grocery stores, which have implemented directed floor layouts and checkout procedures to adhere […]

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