Winter is starkly beautiful in New England. Sometimes, the shorter days coupled with grey snow skies create a landscape that resembles a black and white photo. This season, as the new year unfolds, and with it the uncertainties of the pandemic and continued social and political unrest, it seems that nature really does have an … Continue reading A Winter Walk at the Arnold Arboretum
Yes, we are all living through a historic pandemic. But after 3 months of staying-at-home/working-from-home, my husband and I were in need of a break. We were sick of our house. So I planned a "safe-cation", a two-night socially distanced get-away. But where to go? Some place close- ideally, within Massachusetts. Our state's Covid-19 cases … Continue reading Vacationing During Coronavirus: Should You? Can You?
The two best days of a boater's life: the day you buy the boat and the day you sell it I have been mulling buying a canoe for the past year or so. I am lucky to live within walking distance of a lake. Newton's Crystal Lake is actually more of a pond and just … Continue reading I Bought A Canoe
Grainy photos from Mother's Days past. Miss those navy blazers! Mother's Day has long been one of my favorite days of the year. Among many other things (including writer and New Englander) "mother of four" defines me. My children are grown … Continue reading Mother’s Day Memories In The Time of Covid-19
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has ordered everyone to stay home. Whoo hoo! I'm a homebody anyway; writing , walking, baking, reading, gardening. The best things in my life happen here. Not so much for my husband; a university professor who is suddenly working from home and adapting his lectures to … Continue reading Coronavirus Update: Home All Day