“Cause when you live in the desert, it’s what pretty girls do…”

Oh my goodness, does it feel surreal to be back at home and back to my usual routine of working, writing and recording- especially since my feet had barely hit the ground a couple of days ago after I’d landed at Logan Airport in Boston following some significant flight delays! The abysmal transportation hiccups both […]

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Birthdays and Blossoms…

It’s not every day that your best friend’s daughter- a little ball of energy and sassiness that you’ve played with, snuggled with, read stories to and watched grow- turns five years old. So when Andrew recently invited me to come down to Maryland for Haven’s fifth birthday party- I booked a same-day, round-trip flight immediately, […]

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Honoring Parade Traditions…

Every year when I have been in the area, I have made earnest attempts to make it to the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It’s a long-standing and time-honored tradition- and when approached properly- it can be a fun and silly start to a wonderful day in the city (weather permitting!) The catch to […]

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“When In Doubt – Add Flowers…”

Pre-pandemic, one of my favorite traditions was driving to Northampton to check out the annual Bulb Show at Smith College’s Botanic Garden, a free event that took place the first couple of weeks of March every year. However, since COVID- the show has gone from being virtual (not nearly as satisfying) to having reserved spots […]

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A Month to Remember: February 2022

Is it Spring yet? No? We have more snow on the way? Okay then. While I sit here sulking and impatiently waiting for the flowers and trees to start blooming again- I thought I’d talk about this past month that was before we dive into March (and tomorrow’s official Mardi Gras holiday!) February in New […]

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Local Loves: Poet’s Seat

At the peak of Rocky Mountain Park and overlooking Greenfield, Massachusetts- with a spectacular view of my apartment, by the way!- lies the historic Poet’s Seat Tower. Originally constructed in 1873 and named for/dedicated to the phrase commonly used by famed local poet Frederick Tuckerman Goddard, this observation tower offers panoramic views of the town […]

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A Month to Remember: January 2022

I’m not quite sure what it is about the month of January that makes it feel like the longest month of the year. Maybe it’s because of ongoing daylight savings time, or because many of us (myself included) are still actively celebrating the holidays in the days/weeks following the ringing in of the New Year- […]

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Snow Bunnies and Booster Shots…

As I write this, I’m icing my arm and drinking a lot of water and Gatorade- having received my long awaited COVID-19 booster shot yesterday evening after work. So far, much like my last dosage of the regular Pfizer vaccine- I’m doing okay. I’m taking it easy on myself today, staying hydrated while working from […]

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