“Deep in the Heart of Texas…”

The first few days back following a vacation are always the most brutal. I’m in no way kidding when I say that readjusting my sleep schedule and remembering my log-in passwords at my office have been the most taxing of tasks since I returned home from Texas this past weekend and promptly threw myself back […]

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“The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright…”

When I first told my friends and family back home that I intended to spend a week in Marfa, Texas for a road trip/vacation- I was typically met with two questions back-to-back. The first being “where?” and the second being “why?” Understandable, of course. I’d never been before, after all- and it wasn’t like Marfa […]

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“It’s The Calm Before The Storm, Winslow…”

There’s only a few more weeks left of Summer 2021, and with my pending end-of-the-season road trip through Texas just a couple of short weeks away, I’ve been trying to scratch a few more things off of my New England-centric “To Do” list before it’s time to gear up for the Fall and all the […]

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“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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Local Loves: Roseland Cottage

Given the area in Southern Massachusetts where my mother currently resides, it’s not uncommon at all for me to cross over state lines into Connecticut and visit small, quaint towns like Pomfret or Woodstock whenever I visit her. There’s a lot of great shops, places to eat, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and/or […]

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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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Local Loves: Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern

One of my favorite things about living in the Pioneer Valley is that 90% of the time, my community and the communities that surround me look like something right out of a cheesy Hallmark movie. Rustic and historic homes? Check. Bustling farm stands? Check. Small, mom & pop hardware shops and bakeries? Check. Snowy trails […]

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Checking Into The Weldon Hotel…

As part of my “Continue Getting More Healthy/Fit” resolution for 2021- I’ve started walking more each day since New Year’s in order to get my heart pumping and make sure I’m hitting my steps for the day since I’m still working remotely and spend most of my mornings/afternoons sitting down. I usually walk Monday-Saturday- taking […]

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