Not-So-Local-Loves: The Neon Boneyard

Hello from Las Vegas, Nevada- where I’ve been soaking up the sun (and surprisingly cool, Fall-esque temperatures,) playing the occasional slot machine and eating way too much food since my arrival this past Saturday morning. While my “Local Loves” posts throughout the month of October have predominantly been about macabre and unusual New England oddities- […]

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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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A Month to Remember: September 2020

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” That’s a quote I’ve been thinking about quite often throughout this past month- although I honestly have no idea who originally said it and Google has provided little to no help whatsoever with my attempts to track down the author. I’ve found that when […]

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“Bring Me Back to Autumn…”

This past weekend, I went to a friend’s outdoor and socially distanced wedding ceremony in New Hampshire. While mutual friends and I were wearing our masks and tossing hand sanitizer to one another at the reception- one of them jokingly told me that I needed to get myself set up in a “Hallmark Movie Romance” […]

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I Want to Believe…

Back in July, I had briefly mentioned how much I had enjoyed the most recent season of “Unsolved Mysteries” currently on Netflix- although I was surprised that one of the episodes was dedicated to a phenomenon that occurred not too far from where I currently live back in 1969. I was even more surprised to […]

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Summer Vacation Part II – The Mojave

When driving, it takes approximately five hours to get from Las Vegas, Nevada to San Diego, California- and it’s a drive I’ve made multiple times to and from with Kelsey over the years. Whether it was to visit her family, catch a show, have some much needed “girl time” with our playlists and iced coffees- […]

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Summer Vacation Part I – Las Vegas

It’s nice to ease into the swing of blogging regularly again now that I’m home on the East Coast and still sort of recovering from the time zone change and from diving back into working from home so quickly following my very recent week-long venture/vacation out to the West Coast- which I had briefly discussed […]

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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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