Because my spouse and I don’t really go in for Valentine’s Day (except for that one time when he –
It’s never a good sign when you realize that you’re more than halfway through the school year, but you’ve somehow
Now that the kids are getting older, in addition to giving physical presents this past Christmas, I decided to also
Music has never meant as much to me as it did when I was 14. Even in my 20s when
Without fail, each time we spend more than a day in another place, I have the desire to move there.
Sometimes when you live near history, you take it for granted. I was reminded of that during February vacation when I
by Karina Coombs A series of ceramic scrolls from Bedford artist Carol Rissman. Rissman makes each tile from white or red clay before imprinting or stamping them with natural found objects. Pieces are then fired and stained. Tiles are selected individually for each scroll and mounted on a wooden backing. (Photo by Karina Coombs) [Reprinted from the original Carlisle Mosquito article found here.] Gleason Library’s Art at the Gleason opened its first show of 2017 with “Affinity: puzzles, sculptures, and photography,” featuring the works of Carlisle residents Dale Joachim and Bill Claybrook and Bedford’s Carol Rissman. The show runs until March 25. The beauty of found objects Nature’s influence is apparent when looking at the ceramic works of local artist, Carol Rissman. Since retirement, as a broadcaster and news director for a local NPR station (in addition to writing and editing for a number of publications), Rissman has turned what had been a hobby into a full
I stayed up as long as I could this morning, but in the end I made myself go to sleep
Back when we were dating, my husband and I first went to the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles show. We spent
My newest feature article from the Carlisle Mosquito. The link is here, with full text below. Giving city kids a
My latest feature on a local entrepreneur can be found here. Full text below. Small business with big plans by
For someone who thinks she is fairly aware of trends – and is clearly wrong about this fact – I
Our house elf lets his hair down with Christmas approaching.
We made the trek south for the annual Plymouth Thanksgiving parade. It was freezing and we got there way too early, but once it got underway it was worth the wait and cold. Photos of our summer trip to Plimoth Plantation are here.
JACK from Grace Jackson on Vimeo. ~ I don’t like swarms of people either, but I have no illusion that I could ever be self-sufficient and escape them like this. Beautiful story.
Recently my 5-year-old told me she no longer believed in flying reindeer. The conversation went something like this: E, “Reindeers
We have officially passed the one year mark in our Massachusetts house and have signed a lease for another 12
Prefunerale Luigi Virgillito from Ground’s Oranges on Vimeo. ~ A pre-funeral celebration, parodying 18th birthday vanity videos popular in Southern Italy. And now that I’ve seen a few of those pre-diciottesimo videos this is so much better in every possible way. It’s weird, has great imagery, and shows that Americans haven’t cornered the market on narcissism in a strangely reassuring way. Oh you whacky Italians.
We are going on our second year in the antique rental house. And I can feel the familiar calling of fall now that the hard little pears are starting to fall to the ground with a distinctive thud. I wish I knew what kind of pears they are or what to do with them. We have two trees of the same mysterious variety. They get to be slightly smaller than a baseball and stay rock hard throughout the growing season. Last year I left a number of them on the counter for weeks at a time and they just got harder, not softer. It doesn’t matter if I pick them off the tree or wait until they fall; they are impenetrable to both tooth and knife. Most of them take on the physical characteristics of a potato with weird knobs and divots rather than the classic pear shape (though the photo does not show this) so I’m wondering if I
In Morocco – 2013 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo. ~ Like a dream. Beautiful.
~ I’m suddenly really interested in alternative housing and how ingenious people are in terms of making it work in surprising ways. A bicycle elevator to reach a 30 foot treehouse? Sounds like a good idea to me. Found at Colossal. Related articles Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator (makezine.com)
After a summer of sloth, my newest article just hit the web and features a local guy that designed and built a tiny solar house that can also be a tiny solar houseboat. I don’t know how I would manage living alone in 128 square feet, but he makes it pretty enviable. It’s at the Carlisle Mosquito.
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