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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A Month to Remember: March 2020

Well, it’s been quite a wild few weeks, hasn’t it? First and foremost- I hope you’re all healthy, safe, and getting through this strange and stressful time to the best of your abilities. I know it hasn’t been easy for anyone- and all we can do is take it day by day and hope for […]

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Local Loves: Nichewaug Inn

Petersham, Massachusetts is one of those small, “blink and you’ll miss it” towns here in New England you may not even realize you’re driving past or through on your way to/from another place. With a relatively small population and comprised of mostly forests and reservations- it’s an easy place to miss on a map. And […]

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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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Local Loves: Wayside Furniture

Whenever I’m driving back to the Valley from Boston, I like to take either Route 2 or 2A (which can be confusing to those who aren’t from New England since they essentially run parallel to each other.) Either option takes me through scenic back roads, historical neighborhoods and by unusual shops and oddities in towns […]

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A Month to Remember: February 2020

It’s not very often I experience a month that is bookmarked by heartbreak and/or tragedy, but here we are. While not every day can be a picture of perfection- and every month any of us have ever made it through has had it’s fair share of bad days- February 2020 felt like it dragged on […]

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Local Loves: Medfield State Hospital

To some, it might seem a little strange that I would enjoy spending a perfectly good, warmer-than-expected afternoon wandering around the overgrown grounds of what was formerly a psychiatric institution- but Medfield State Hospital is surprisingly more peaceful than it is frightening or ominous. Built in 1892, Medfield State Hospital was a self-sufficient asylum for […]

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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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