February Preparation

Before 2020, the month of February never really bothered me. Although Winter seems to get particularly harsh during this month here in New England- with those treacherous, almost-Spring-but-not-quite-there-yet blizzards and single digit (or often negative) temperatures- I’ve usually just retreated indoors to cook piping hot comfort foods and bundle up in thermal and/or multiple blankets […]

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White Christmas…

Nor’easters are such a peculiar thing here in New England. Some parts of Massachusetts get absolutely buried in feet of snow and ice that takes hours if not days to clean up while other areas get a light dusting of powder before it’s back to business as usual. I was in Las Vegas when we […]

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“And I followed you, Big River, when you called…”

I have a few bad memories associated with Brattleboro, Vermont. About four years ago I was unwittingly dragged into a dramatic-turned-traumatic series of events involving my longtime friend and another woman my friend had been casually dating at the time. It interrupted my life, invaded my privacy, caused me unnecessary grief and subsequent health issues […]

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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: Madame Sherri’s Castle

If I were to tell you that in the middle of the forest on the New Hampshire/Vermont state lines, off of a dirt road that winds around waterfalls and wildflowers- there were the stone remnants of an extravagant home that was once used for the most lavish parties for the New England theater community- you […]

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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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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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A Month to Remember: January 2020

Another blogging tradition I’ve tried to keep alive and well over the years is reflecting on the month that was as it draws to a conclusion. With tomorrow marking the beginning of February (and Valentine Season-) I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit the past few weeks. I know we’re only in the very […]

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