My Little Cozy Corner…

When I moved to the Pioneer Valley a little over a year ago, I sacrificed a couple of things *other than* my being within a short driving distance from my immediate family, longtime friends and my jobs. I also sacrificed space- having significantly reduced my square footage from my previous residence in the name of […]

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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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Summer- As Seen From the Archives…

The “On This Day” and archive features on social media are such interesting things- moreso in this ongoing age of COVID-19 and especially during the Summer. Although plenty of things I’d posted upwards to 10+ years ago are cringe-inducing- it’s bittersweet to look back on recent Summers before forced quarantines, social distancing and mandated masks […]

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A Month to Remember: May 2020

To me, the end of May also marks the end of Spring, which means- of course- that the beginning of June is the unofficial beginning of Summer. Usually I like to celebrate the transition of the seasons this time of year with a trip to a greenhouse to pick up some flowers for my kitchen […]

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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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Pioneer Woman

Although it may feel like we are living in one non-stop, continuous day in these crazy times- with quarantines, working from home, social distancing, etc.- May 18th is actually a date of some significant importance to me as it marks the one year anniversary since I moved to the Pioneer Valley and began a new […]

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A Month to Remember: April 2020

I know that the days and the weeks have started to blend into one long, “Groundhog Day”-esque loop as of late- especially for those of us who are presently working or teaching from home and have grown accustomed to the same routine every single day from the confines of our bedrooms, living rooms and/or home […]

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Local Loves: Northfield Drive-In

I recently read an article that speculated on the future of entertainment and cinema in the age of social distancing- and it was suggested that drive-in movies could see a resurgence in popularity since they’re a practical way to maintain a safe amount of space from other people while still being able to go out […]

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