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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Local Loves: Red Apple Farm

Out of all the local places I typically visit every September/October- Red Apple Farm in Phillipston is the one I discovered only fairly recently- with my first trip there taking place last Fall when I went to a Harvest Festival with a couple of my friends who were out my way for an extended weekend. […]

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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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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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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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