Category Archives: Et Cetera

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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My 6th Blogoversary: Continuing to Evolve

Blog Posts Through the Years I blogged the least in my sixth year of blogging, but I still love this spot as a space to publish my writing and document the things going on in my life. In the heyday … Continue reading

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At the Boston Women’s March: The Seeds are Planted

At the Boston Women’s March yesterday, I joined thousands and thousands. At one elbow stood an elderly woman, worried about health care and the loss of common decency, and at the other stood a male M.I.T. student, worried about the rights of others … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2016: Top 12 Posts

Shadows in the Desert: Marcy and Randy – 12 favorite posts of 2016 1. Seeking Treasure: The Thrill of the Chase My husband’s kooky or brilliant conviction that he knew the location of a hidden treasure led to two delightful … Continue reading

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Stranger Things in the Age of Trump

[Spoiler alert for Stranger Things, “A Sound of Thunder,” and the feeling that everything is going to be all right.] I walk into the kitchen as my husband rushes out the door for work. “I’m halfway through an article on the Sandy … Continue reading

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What the Duckpin?

I grab a grimy ball and shuffle to the lane. Visualize! Firm wrist. Go straight. Follow through. The little ball finds the gutter. Again. A groan escapes my lips. I could be home on the couch. Middle-aged and empty-nested, I’ve … Continue reading

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Fall Odds and Ends: Tailgating in Paradise

As fall marches toward winter, I’ve been getting out when I can. With a return to work after a long summer and both boys now away at college, I’ve not been doing much except for getting my work done at … Continue reading

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Feeling Blueberry: Summer Odds and Ends

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} Feeling blueberry — “Explored” on Flickr I’m a teacher who’s been off all summer, which means day after day of tennis and nothing, two things I adore, with both boys home before they leave … Continue reading

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