Author Archives: Marcy

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

The Mombie Apocalypse: Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Please check out and share this zombie dance video on CrowdRise. Any donation to fund metastatic breast cancer research is greatly appreciated. (In the above video, I am in the front row, second from the left. At least I could hide … Continue reading

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Paella for the Win: A Photo a Day for 365 Days

With a paella photo on New Year’s Eve, I took my 365th photo of the day. Day 365: New Year’s Eve Paella Previous posts:  Photo-a-Day Challenge: Part Diary, Part Experiment, Part Oh-No-I-Have-Nothing-to-Take-a-Picture-of-Today! (January through March)  Half Behind, Half Ahead: A Photo-a-Day … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Charcuterie and Cider-Braised Pork

The celebrations began on Christmas Eve this year, with a cheese and charcuterie board stuffed to the brink with everything I could fit on it. We ate it by the fire. This was fantastic, and as fancy as it looks, … Continue reading

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Half Behind, Half Ahead: A Photo-a-Day Roundup

{January through March: Photo-a-Day Challenge: Part Diary, Part Experiment, Part Oh-No-I-Have-Nothing-to-Take-a-Picture-of-Today!} Day 170: Flower Power (inspired by a Max Wanger photo) I’m halfway through a project to publish a photo a day during 2017 and feel I am still going strong. … Continue reading

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Eagles, Ospreys, and 42 Too: A Connecticut River Cruise

I enjoyed birding recently on a Connecticut River cruise, but the birds were maddeningly far away. An eagle at the end, though, posed for us in a tree that we could walk over to once back on land. About to board, … Continue reading

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From Chicken Feet to Swan Boats: Birthday Fun in New York and Boston

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard} One of my favorite parts of a trip to New York City is always walking around looking at the people and the buildings, so for my birthday celebration my husband and I pretty much cut … Continue reading

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Photo-a-Day Challenge: Part Diary, Part Experiment, Part Oh-No-I-Have-Nothing-to-Take-a-Picture-of-Today!

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard} Part diary, part experiment, part oh-no-I-have-nothing-to-take-a-picture-of-today!, I’ve been seeing the months parade by one click at a time in a photo-a-day project I started on the first of the year. The only “rule” I’m following … Continue reading

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My Saliva’s from Ireland

I had no big surprises in getting DNA results about my ancestry. I had known my great-grandmother left Ireland and settled in Massachusetts and that other Irish were in my family tree, but I was surprised what a large chunk … Continue reading

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Cold, Old Boston and a Tavern Tour

My husband and I had planned a Boston walking tour on a lovely springlike day, but that day arrived yesterday, and we walked the ancient streets on one of the coldest days of the year, 5 degrees F with a … Continue reading

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Activist Update

It’s dizzying to see the atrocious news spewing out of the White House hour by hour. I was offline for about 90 minutes the other day and a cottage industry of memes ridiculing Kellyanne Conway‘s comments about the fictitious “Bowling Green … Continue reading

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