Tag: Massachusetts

Slow Summer

I began the day by reading this delightful article On Eating Alone in Paris. There’s something so self-affirming about being alone and not feeling lonely. It’s like telling yourself, “Hey girl, I like spending time with you!”

As I was reading the piece on dining solo, I was reminded of a lovely little write-up by my aunt about a rare flower on her window … Read the rest

All Things Autumn

Autumn in New England is not to be taken lightly. It’s when the green around us gets replaced by flaming oranges and bright reds and golden yellows, but not for long. Soon most of the color will disappear, and slowly but surely, frosty white will take its place.

Amidst the maple pecan lattes, blushed cheeks, fall fashion, and seasonal delights, there’s a sense of time … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Williamstown, MA

Nobody does fall color better than New England. A throwback to days filled with more color and warmth.

Curious George and Other Books

Not too long ago, I volunteered at a Scholastic Book Fair in┬ámy son’s school. Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed that morning, browsing through classics and newbies alike. In class, they are reading Molly Lou Melon, a delightful story about a short and clumsy young girl with buck teeth, and “a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor.”

I … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

I should do this link love sort of posts more often. There’s so much fun stuff I want to share, and talk about.

First off, let me start by saying I do not like zoos. Most people will beat around the bush and tell you how it’s great for the animals because they are safe and cared for before they express their discomfort with it. … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Sunset at Chandler Hovey Park

Eastern Point Lighthouse – Gloucester Harbor, MA

Why not live in a lighthouse I say. Except for the occasional gale unleashing fierce waves at your doorstep and the dreary winter leaving a coat of treacherous ice on the rocks in your yard, it is rather nice, isn’t it? There’s a certain sense of adventure that is effortlessly and rightly associated with a lighthouse, and it’s that adventure that draws me to them. … Read the rest

Marblehead Neck in Massachusetts

Why would anyone drive through the other-worldly charm of Salem, into the town of Marblehead, and go all the way to the end of Follett Street? Well, they could do it to catch a glorious sunset. Best seat in the house, I have been told. And after going there on a particularly cold and windy morning at the beach, I second that thought.

The … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Cape Cod

Pic(k) of the Week – Draw Me a Lighthouse