Category Archives: Et Cetera

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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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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