Tag Archives: Massachusetts

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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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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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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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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Zorbing: A Gigantic Hamster Ball and the Meaning of Life

“The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” — Albert Camus I’ve declared repeatedly how empowering it is to face my fears and bask in my newly expanded comfort zone, … Continue reading

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F1 Racing: Look at That Maniac Go

Although I’ll get my hackles up if I hear a sexist comment about women drivers, I’ll admit it: I’m not a great driver. I have a safe driving record, though, as long as you don’t count the time I crashed … Continue reading

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Melancholy at the Museum of Bad Art

You know how The Rocky Horror Picture Show is so bad, it’s good? That’s the idea behind the Museum of Bad Art. As I viewed the paintings and read the interpretive gallery notes, I heard occasional bursts of hearty laughter … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Mud: My Rugged Maniac Race Report

The Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race AKA Mud, Mud, Hills, and Mud Crawling in mud on my hands and knees while ducking under barbed wire on a chilly Massachusetts morning isn’t usually my idea of fun, but it turned out … Continue reading

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